BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Mikel Arteta liked what he saw in his first game in charge of Arsenal, even though his side needed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s equalizer to draw at Bournemouth 1-1 in the English Premier League on Thursday.
The Gabon striker’s 63rd-minute goal was his 12th in the league — putting him second overall to Leicester’s Jamie Vardy.
“I am very pleased with some of the things I’ve seen in terms of attitude, character, passion. The fight and the spirit that the team showed. Spot on,” Arteta said. “Probably better than I expected over 90 minutes.”
Dan Gosling opened the scoring for Bournemouth in the 35th, punishing slack defending when he turned in Jack Stacey’s cross from the