Eddie Howe praised Bournemouth's fighting spirit and "inner strength" after they came from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 on Sunday.
Although the Gunners looked nervous they still looked the most risky in the first half, and when Bellerin gave us the lead just after the break it looked like we were finally going to win a game at last.
Bournemouth erased a two goal deficit in the span of five minutes as Arsenal's slide down the table continues.
Alexis Sanchez's omission from the matchday squad had sparked rumours of an impending move to Manchester United and Arsene Wenger admitted as much in his pre-match press conference as the Chilean winger inched toward the end of a six-month-long saga. I think if you look again at the second goal we made many mistakes and that is what we paid for'. "We suffered a lot in the first half and at the start of the second half", Conte said.
And for the first, many fans will have been scratching their heads wondering what Petr Cech was doing coming so far off his line to try and take the ball.
Arsenal's attack sputtered at Bournemouth on Sunday.
Wenger, though, pointed to a shortage of available players when attempting to explain the poor performance. With Liverpool smashing the "invincible" Man City side, we are now a massive 8 points behind the 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams, and with Tottenham's 4-0 win yesterday the Spuds are now 5 points clear of us in 5th.
"They were focused and the attitude is one thing, but at that level it is a combination of quality and attitude, and today I question more the quality of what we have created, than the attitude of the players". "We worked incredibly hard, we had a game plan to make it uncomfortable for them and try to get after them".
Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent.