Arsene Wenger believes Sanchez will 'win back fans' after Bournemouth boos

Arsene Wenger tells Alexis Sanchez to accept mixed response and start performing

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has told BBC Radio 5 Live - via The Sport Review - that in order for Ozil to perform to his best of abilities, Arsene Wenger needs to needs to focus the team around the midfield maestro.

Both teams before the game were under extreme pressure following series of poor performances that left them in the lower half of the table.

"He is still a bit short physically", Wenger said after the game to BBC Sport.

Welbeck repaid Wenger's faith with two goals against Bournemouth to add to the one he scored in the opening game against Leicester.

"If your levels dip, you will get punished in the Premier League".

Eddie Howe's side are only off the bottom of the Premier League on goal difference and have lost their opening four games in a season for only the third time.

And they made the flawless start when, after just six minutes, Welbeck opened the scoring when he headed in from Sead Kolasinac's cross.

Meanwhile, what if Alexandre Lacazette, such a marvellous finisher and completely unerring when Welbeck's good work gave him the chance to double Arsenal's lead from 18 yards, had been trusted to do exactly the same in a match of higher stakes?


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that contract rebel Alexis Sanchez will "win back" disgruntled Gunners fans in the coming weeks.

Granit Xhaka then followed up two minutes later with a curling effort that flew over after a strike from outside the box. "He will win the fans back, and win them back very quickly".

Meanwhile, Bournemouth are yet to record their first points of the season and remain 19th. Asmir Begovic did well to parry the ball out for an Arsenal corner.

"If you dip in levels you will get punished - we were not good".

"Jack is getting stronger and stronger", Wenger said.

Unfortunately for Bournemouth and their 3,000 travelling fans the ball hit the post.

Chants in support of the manager were conspicuous by their absence, though, and the sense is that he owes them a winning decision or two in the type of fixture that has seen them nearly routinely humiliated in recent times.

Victory lifted Arsenal - who face champions Chelsea next - to ninth while Bournemouth are languishing in 19th ahead of their south-coast showdown against Brighton and Hove Albion on Friday.

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