Arsenal boss Unai Emery explains his decision to drop Mesut Ozil for the win at Bournemouth and to revert to a back three.
The Gunners have extended their unbeaten run to 17 matches but they had drawn their last three Premier League fixtures.
“Today is 17 matches we haven’t lost, but the last three matches we drew,” Emery said.
“We know that is not enough for us, for our objectives. We were speaking during the week and above all in the two days before the match that it was very important today.
“Today the three points is a big moment for us. The result is very important but also we spoke in the dressing room after the first half, when they scored, about the process in our mentality.
“We are finding our best performance with the system, with the players and with the combination. “We need the balance with some players. For the positioning on the pitch when we are attacking and defending and we tried to do that today.
“The most important thing for us is to find the balance consistently in defensive moments because we are conceding more goals than we want. And not to lose our good performance in attacking moments. We need to improve, we need more in this balance.”