Spot of bother! Arsenal set unwanted new record

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Nacho Monreal tripped the Cherries' Callum Wilson as the Gunners conceded a penalty in successive Premier League home games for the first time ever

Arsenal have conceded a penalty in consecutive Premier League home games for the first time thanks to Nacho Monreal's clumsy challenge on Callum Wilson against Bournemouth on Sunday.

The Spanish left-back was caught the wrong side of the Cherries striker in the 23rd minute and ultimately tripped him, with referee Mike Jones showing no hesitation in pointing to the spot.

Wilson converted to cancel out Alexis Sanchez's opener, following the lead of Tottenham's Harry Kane, who scored from 12 yards in the north London derby at the Emirates on November 6 after Laurent Koscielny fouled Mousa Dembele.

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While Kane's goal proved costly, Wilson's counted for little as Arsenal wrapped a 3-1 victory to make it 19 games without defeat since the opening day of the season.

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Arsenal appear to have overcome their traditional struggles in the month of November but their defensive clumsiness is nevertheless likely to concern boss Arsene Wenger as they look to mount a sustained title challenge. 

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