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Alexis Sanchez scores after awful Steve Cook error

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It isn't often you get gifted a goal in the Premier League but Alexis Sanchez was given a very early Christmas present from Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.

On the back of the three consecutive draws, Arsene Wenger made seven changes from the side that played Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday and was vindicated for his bold selection after 12 minutes.

Bournemouth had been on the back foot from the first whistle and conceding an early goal from an individual error was the last thing the visitors needed at the Emirates.

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There was seemingly little danger around when the Cherries' stand-in goalkeeper Adam Federici initially fed the ball out to Steve Cook.

The centre-back had plenty of time on the ball to decide what to do but no one was expecting what was actually about to happen.

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No one apart from Sanchez that is, as the Chile international pounced on an awful back pass from Cook and beat the out of position Federici - see the video below.

Goals really don't come much easier than that and Sanchez gratefully ended a drought of four games without finding the back of the net.

But if Wenger then assumed his side were set for a comfortable afternoon, he was sadly mistaken.

Eddie Howe's troops rallied well after conceding and deservedly equalised - albeit slightly controversially - in the 23rd minute.

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Nacho Monreal was judged to have fouled Calum Wilson in the box by referee Mike Dean and the Bournemouth forward picked himself up to dispatch the subsequent penalty past Petr Cech.

November has always been a tricky month for the Gunners and unless Wenger's men step up their performance in the second half, the curse looks like striking them once again.

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