3 positives & negatives from Arsenal's 3-0 home win over Bournemouth

• A touching tribute (R.I.P Daniel Anjorin)

• Officiating controversies mount

• Defensive excellence continues

Arsenal FC v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League
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Positive #3: Excellent defensive record continues

Gabriel Magalhaes, Takehiro Tomiyasu
Arsenal FC v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

It was another weekend, and another clean sheet for Arsenal - their 17th in the Premier League so far this season!

And in what will come as little shock to fans, the Gunners' backline put in yet another sublime display - as David Raya claimed the Premier League Golden Glove award too.

Given the defensive frailties that Arsenal defences from years gone by, it is an excellent time for Arsenal fans, and something that has been fundamental to their ongoing title fight.

Negative #3: Still no Timber

Jurrien Timber
Arsenal Training Session And Press Conference - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 / Richard Heathcote/GettyImages

Summer signing Jurrien Timber has been sidelined with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury that he sustained in the opening weekend of the season.

There had been strong rumours during the week that the Dutch defender would be on the bench for the game against Bournemouth, but this transpired to not be true.

Having played roughly two hours for the club's U21 side in recent weeks as part of his return, involvement with the first-team matchday squad is expected to be imminent, but with a trip to Old Trafford up next, the final day, at home to Everton, feels like his most likely return.

As frustrating as it is to see him still unavailable for the time being, the last thing that anyone wants is a reoccurrence of the injury, and carefully managing his return is an absolutely necessary precaution.