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Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal match the Invincibles’ Premier League record

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have matched the record set by the legendary Invincibles team in 2004 following their 3-0 win over Bournemouth

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Arsenal pursuit of the Premier League title is reaching a crescendo, as they match club records set by the legendary Invincibles of 2004. However, despite their impressive 3-0 victory over Bournemouth, securing their 26th top-flight win of the campaign, uncertainties linger about their title chances.

Bukayo Saka opened Arsenal’s lead by converting a penalty in the first half to confirm their control as they unleashed an impressive 16 shots before halftime. Despite Bournemouth’s efforts to mount a comeback in the second half, Arsenal’s defence stood firm, with goalkeeper David Raya rarely challenged.

Leandro Trossard cemented Arsenal’s win with a goal 20 minutes before the final whistle, followed by a late strike from Declan Rice to seal the victory. 

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The triumph against Bournemouth showcased Arsenal’s strength, with goals from Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard, and Declan Rice. Yet, despite boasting the tightest defence and a lethal attack, there remains a sense of cruel irony that they might still fall short in the title race.

Nevertheless, Arsenal executed their game plan with professionalism and flair, setting the stage for a potential title challenge. With upcoming fixtures against Manchester United and Everton, Arsenal’s confidence is high, especially when their key players are in top form.

The recent defeat to Aston Villa seems like a distant memory as Arsenal continue their charge. The absence of pressure seems to have spurred them on, driving them towards their title aspirations. However, they still rely on external results, a fact that underscores the unpredictability of the title race.

While the spotlight often falls on stars like Kyle Walker and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Arsenal’s Ben White and Saka have been instrumental in their success. White’s defensive prowess and Saka’s attacking chemistry have been invaluable assets for Mikel Arteta’s side.

The match against Bournemouth was not without its drama, with Ryan Christie’s reckless tackle stirring up emotions. However, it was Arsenal’s resilience and determination that ultimately secured the victory, highlighted by Rice’s clinical finish late in the game.

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