Arsenal vs Bournemouth: Why Fans Made Special Applause in the 14th Minute

Arsenal vs Bournemouth: Why Fans Made Special Applause in the 14th Minute

Elijah Odetokun
May 4, 2024 at 3:20 PM
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  • Arsenal beat AFC Bournemouth 3-0 to boost their title hopes
  • The Gunners move four points clear of rivals Manchester City
  • The fans performed special applause in the 14th minute

Arsenal and Bournemouth fans performed a special applause in the 14th minute of their Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

Mikel Arteta’s team beat Bournemouth, managed by this former teammate and friend Andoni Iraola, 3-0 to move four points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table.

Daniel Anjorin, Arsenal, Laing Close, Hainaut, London, UK.
Floral tributes and Arsenal programme notes at the scene where Daniel Anjorin was killed at Laing Close, Hainaut, London. Photo by Lucy North.
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Bukayo Saka's first-half penalty was complimented by Leandro Trossard's brilliant strike and a late goal by £105mil midfielder Declan Rice in the second half.

The Cherries had a goal disallowed after Dominic Solanke was adjudged to have shoved David Raya, while the home side also saw Gabriel Magalhaes's goal disallowed for offside.

Arsenal paid tribute to Daniel Anjorin

Both fans performed a special tribute in the 14th minute with applause in honour of British-Nigerian schoolboy Daniel Anjorin, who died on Tuesday.

Per BBC Sports, the 14-year-old Gunner fan was stabbed in London on Tuesday and died in the hospital by 36-year-old Marcos Arduini Monzo, who had been charged in court for murder.

The boy was described as a "true scholar" with a "positive nature and gentle character” by Bancroft School, where he was a pupil. Arsenal had permission from his parents to give the tribute.

Despite the win, Arsenal still don't have their destiny in the title race in their hands, as they will need Champions City to drop points in their remaining four games.

Pep Guardiola's side play Wolverhampton Wanderers later today at the Etihad Stadium. A win will help them reduce the deficit to one point with a game in hand.

Arsenal score controversial penalty

Sports Brief reported on fans arguing over Kai Havertz's penalty call after Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers adjudged the German to have been fouled.

The video assistant referee reviewed the incident, and the referee’s decision was correct. Bukayo Saka made no mistake from the spot to give the title contenders the lead.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.