Aubameyang's strike ends Arsenal's three-game winless run

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After three successive draws with Liverpool, Sporting and Wolves, the Gabon striker second-half strike saw the Gunners return to winning ways

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the matchwinner as Arsenal secured an away 2-1 victory over Bournemouth in Sunday's Premier League encounter.

With Alexander Lacazette missing out on the encounter, the Gabon striker led the line for Unai Emery's side and made his impact felt when it mattered most.

Aubameyang slid in a 67th-minute winner off a Saed Kolasinac cross after Alex Iwobi's incisive pass to the marauding left-back caught the Cherries' defence out.

It was not the first time that the Iwobi-Kolasinac combination down the left yielded a result for the Gunners on Sunday afternoon as it was the duo who carved out the opener, converted by Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma in a comical fashion, on the half-hour mark.

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However, in the dying moments of the first half, Joshua King levelled matters for the hosts. But it was Aubameyang's eighth goal of the season that won the maximum points for Emery's men at the Vitality Stadium.

Iwobi and the former Borussia Dortmund striker were taken off late in the second half as the Gunners held on to secure a win and, thus, stretch their unbeaten run to 16 games.

Both players should be back in action on Thursday evening when Arsenal take on Vorskla in a Uefa Europa League clash.

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