Arsenal produced a dramatic comeback in an utterly crazy game at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday evening, coming back from 3-0 down to secure a share of the points.
The Gunners were feeble throughout the first-half, with Hector Bellerin’s nightmare night getting off to a bad start when he let Charlie Daniels fire past Petr Cech on 16 minutes.
Things went from bad to worse for the sluggish Gunners when Granit Xhaka inexplicably shoved Ryan Foster in the box.
Callum Wilson stepped up to convert the subsequent penalty, with Petr Cech once again failing to save a spot-kick with Arsenal.
Bournemouth were superb, sharp and first to the ball throughout the first-half and it was the Cherries who would score again after the break, with Fraser firing past Cech after more weak defending from Bellerin.
It all looked lost for Arsene Wenger’s men. However, a frustrated Alexis Sanchez nodded home on 70 minutes to give the visitors hope.
My man Alexis back on the score sheet with his 13th goal this season pic.twitter.com/6eJV8AfJhq
— ㅤ (@LethaISanchez) January 3, 2017
Then sub Lucas Perez produced a wonderful volleyed finish from a Giroud pass to made it 3-2 with 15 minutes to go.
The resurgent Gunners were now on the front foot and the sending off of Simon Francis for a challenge on Aaron Ramsey added to their hope.
The equaliser eventually came in injury time, with Giroud again the scorer, this time superbly heading in a dramatic third for Arsenal.
What followed was a rather appalling goal celebration from Giroud which left us thinking more of Morecambe and Wise than his scorpion kick goal against Crystal Palace.
The game would end all-square, with Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe no doubt crestfallen after such a good performance by his side.
One wonders if the Englishman will be the one overseeing Arsenal come this time next season.
As for Arsenal, they go eight points behind leaders Chelsea.
However, despite the impressive comeback, this will still go down as two valuable points dropped by the Gunners.