Arsenal pick crucial 3-0 win against Bournemouth, amidst VAR controversy

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Arsenal continued their Premier League title chase securing a crucial 3-0 win over Bournemouth, to keep pressure on Manchester City.

The Gunners now sit four points clear with 83 points, ahead of Manchester City with 79.

Although City have two games in hand, starting with a fixture against Wolves later today.

Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard, and Declan Rice were the goal scorers in a match where Arsenal faced a second-half scare from Bournemouth.

Bukayo Saka converting from the spot after the controversial penalty call for Arsenal – Getty image

Arsenal dominated the first half but struggled to break through the Cherries’ defense until the dying minutes of the opening period.

Havertz was adjudged fouled inside the box by goalkeeper Mark Travers, leading to a penalty for Arsenal.

The former Chelsea man seemed to have purposely left a leg to initiate contact with the Bournemouth goalkeeper.

But after VAR review, the decision stood, and Bukayo Saka confidently converted the spot-kick to give Arsenal the lead just before halftime.

Controversy ensued in the second half as Bournemouth had a goal disallowed due to a contentious foul on goalkeeper David Raya.

Despite a lengthy VAR review, the goal was not awarded to Bournemouth.

The Gunners went ahead to score twice in the half, with goals from Trossard and Rice.

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