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Bournemouth's Jordan Ibe 'fine' after knifepoint robbery

Bournemouth winger Jordan Ibe has suffered no ill-effects from being robbed of an expensive watch at knifepoint recently, according to manager Eddie Howe.

Jordan Ibe

Bournemouth winger Jordan Ibe has suffered no ill-effects from being robbed of an expensive watch at knifepoint recently, according to manager Eddie Howe.

"It was an unsavoury, unfortunate incident but Jordan is fine," Howe told a news conference on Friday ahead of Sunday's Premier League game away to Arsenal.

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Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe

"Security is strong here and there is plenty of advice available for players, but it is difficult once they are out of our control and they will be easy targets, especially given the cars they drive," Howe added.

"How do you protect them?"

Available

Ibe is available for Sunday's game against Arsenal but midfielder Jack Wilshere, on loan from Arsenal, cannot play against his parent club.

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll was involved in what appeared to be an attempted robbery while driving home from training this month also.