PREMIER LEAGUE | B'MOUTH 0-2 ARSENAL

Arsenal back in the title race after beating Bournemouth

The Gunners' 2-0 win over the Cherries re-established them as serious contenders for their first Premier League title since 2004.

Arsenal back in the title race after beating Bournemouth
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Arsenal re-established themselves as serious contenders for their first Premier League title since 2004 with a comfortable 2-0 victory at lowly Bournemouth on Sunday.

A first win in four games took them level on points with second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, their bitter local rivals who have a superior goal difference. After more than five hours without a league goal, Arsenal scored two in little more than a minute midway through the first half, first through Mesut Ozil from close range, after 23 minutes, and then via Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a minute later.

Arsene Wenger's team are still five points behind leaders Leicester City but host the Foxes next Sunday in what is shaping up to be a key clash in an unpredictable title race.