Arsenal The Beneficiary Of A Truly Banging Jefferson Lerma Own Goal

You don’t often see a wonderfully laced side-volley own goal, but here’s one.

Arsenal extended its unbeaten streak in all competitions to 17 with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth in Premier League action Sunday, and the game’s opener was one of our favorites from the month of November.

Jefferson Lerma — Bournemouth’s record $32 million summer signing — scored his first goal for the club against Newcastle United back on Nov. 10, but today, he was the unfortunate scorer of a banging own goal.

With 30 minutes on the clock, the Colombian laced a side-volley that flew past Asmir Begovic in goal. It’s a spectacular finish in every sense of the word.  

Right before halftime, Bournemouth equalized through Josh King. This is a peachy goal as well. 

But Arsenal would grab the winner in the 67th minute via Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang now has eight goals in 13 EPL appearances this term. 

Arsenal’s 17-match unbeaten streak is the longest active streak in Europe’s big five leagues. The Gunners end November with a Europa League match against Vorskla, and then things get tasty in December with a match against Tottenham (Dec. 2) followed by a trip to Old Trafford (Dec. 5).

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