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When Arsenal escaped their usual November slip up this season, hopes were raised that the Gunners may eventually lay their hands on the much coveted Premier League trophy that has eluded them in the last 12 seasons.
Consecutive defeats to Everton and Man City last month made their title bid look bleak. But having to fight back from 3 goals down to earn a 3-3 draw away at Bournemouth has already concluded their title bid.
It took Olivier Giroud goal in injury time to rescue a point for the Gunners. The French striker was involved in all his team goals and has been their saving grace in their last two or three matches.
Maybe their November slip up have shifted to December/January.
Bournemouth who had also defeated Liverpool this season scored all their three goals, including a penalty and two in the first half, before the hour mark as a third away league defeat stirred Arsenal in the face. The look on Arsene Wenger’s face is better left imagined.
Alexis Sanchez inspired his side comeback by pulling a goal back in the 70th minute, not giving up they cut the Cherries lead again with Lucas Perez adding another five minutes later.
They took advantage of their numerical strenght after Simon Francis has been sent off for Bournemouth eight minutes from time, as Giroud scored the equaliser two minutes after normal time.
The draw leaves Arsenal eight points behind Chelsea and could go up to 11 if the Blues defeat Tottenham on Wednesday.