Arsenal played a second Premier League game just 48hours after facing Crystal Palace and it was obvious that some of the players were jaded physically…
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger bemoaned his side’s fixture list and said some of his players were carrying injuries in the second half of the side’s 3-3 draw with Bournemouth..
The Gunners trailed the Cherries 3-0 with 25 minutes to play at the Vitality Stadium thanks to goals from Callum Wilson, Charlie Daniels and Ryan Fraser.
Goals from Sanchez, Perez and Giroud ensured that we got a point out of the game.
Francis Coquelin was subbed in the first half with a hamstring injury, while Nacho Monreal was also seen gesturing towards the bench to come off.
The Gunners have played three matches in eight days and Wenger says a number of his players were carrying ‘problems’ going into the second half on the south coast.
‘They [Bournemouth] deserve a lot of credit but the disadvantage was but the disadvantage is too big to play against a team with 3 and a half days recovery,’ said Wenger.
‘They are a good side with quality. They played at a tremendous pace and in behind our defenders. They looked dangerous and committed so that’s why it’s difficult.
‘Of course we had some players at half-time that had problems but I changed it very early in the second half and I believe we refused to lose the game.
‘It’s a great resilience in this team and we have seen that again.’