On paper, a trip to Bournemouth for Arsenal was hardly expected to be a Premier League classic but it proved to be one of the more entertaining games of the season.
Edie Howe’s troops played some scintillating football and went 3-0 up with Ryan Fraser proving to be the chief threat.
However, once the Scot went off injured in the second half, an Arsenal comeback ensued. Alexis Sanchez began the onslaught with 20 minutes to go before Bournemouth were reduced to ten men when Francis was dismissed for a tackle on Aaron Ramsey.
Lucas Perez scored on the volley before an Olivier Giroud header in stoppage time rescued a point for the visitors.
Twitter happily indulged in the roller coaster and here are some of the best tweets that surfaced over the course of the match.
This is PATHETIC.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 3, 2017
I'd transfer-list half these overpaid prima donnas tomorrow morning.
No heart, no guts, no leaders. #afc
"I haven't seen him for a week!"— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) January 3, 2017
Arsene Wenger on Mesut Ozil. pic.twitter.com/mGoXXH6rpF
Zlatan : "And then they said Granit Xhaka is better than you" pic.twitter.com/zZajZohajO— MUSC Mumbai (@ManUtdMumbai) January 3, 2017
Arsenal died in 2004, this is North London Reds from PES— _ (@SemperIiber) November 19, 2016
The life of an Arsenal fan... pic.twitter.com/ejln8nctP6— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) January 3, 2017
Arsenal Fan TV is already funny, imagine tonight 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/c4VrVVrx3D— Made (@MadeManJama) January 3, 2017
Arsenal fans' hopes for the season in August vs Now... pic.twitter.com/5B9vZq8txz— Manchester United (@ManUnitedWorld) January 3, 2017
Me whenever Bournemouth score! Come on!! We want 4!! pic.twitter.com/8VLHzl807u— Vikki (@VikkiLou_mufc) January 3, 2017
And then.. the comeback.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) January 3, 2017
Bournemouth 3-0 Arsenal (65 min)
Bournemouth 3-2 Arsenal (75 min)
Bournemouth RED card (85 min)
Welcome to the Premier League.
— Jun. (@ManLikePereira) January 3, 2017
Lucas perez first premier league goal great team move Arsenal 2 Bournemouth 3 Game on again? GREAT GOAL pic.twitter.com/yoLupeXg1P
— DynamoBetting HELP (@DynamoBettingPR) January 3, 2017
Do Bournemouth have a bus....park it....
— Bridgette Parlma (@Bparlma) January 3, 2017
Arsenal will complete the signing of Hednesford defender Cohen Bramall in the next 48 hours. pic.twitter.com/Br8d7pIu8g
— TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) January 3, 2017
Man United: That night in Barcelona— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) January 3, 2017
Liverpool: That night in Istanbul
Chelsea: That night in Munich
Arsenal: That night in Bournemouth pic.twitter.com/OP2lzFJ0ac
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