Arsenal player ratings vs Bournemouth: Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard too good for the Gunners as Kai Havertz finally opens goal account

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Arsenal avoided a potential banana skin on the south coast to beat Bournemouth 4-0, and they barely needed to get out of second gear.

Bukayo Saka scored Arsenal's opener, reacting quickest in the box after Gabriel Jesus headed Martin Odegaard's superb cross against the post. The second then came after some clever forward play from Eddie Nketiah, drawing Max Aarons into a sliding challenge in the area, and winning a penalty. Odegaard scored the spot-kick, sending Neto the wrong way from 12 yards.

Odegaard won Arsenal's second penalty early in the second half, and Kai Havertz stepped up to score his first goal for the Gunners. Ben White then added a fourth in injury-time with a powerful header.

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Saka did limp off late on, which will be a significant concern for Mikel Arteta as the Gunners prepare for a week that will see them face Lens in the Champions League and Manchester City in the Premier League.

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