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Gosling calls for Cherries' bravery

28th February 2019, 12:42 by Craig Smithson

Dan Gosling has demanded Bournemouth to be "brave" and play their own game in a bid to halt a run of form which is "not good enough".

The Cherries midfielder spoke out after Eddie Howe's side slipped to a ninth successive away defeat, conceding 28 goals in the process, in Wednesday's 5-1 drubbing at Arsenal.

It has resulted in Bournemouth slipping down to 12th place in the Premier League, albeit they are still nine points clear of the relegation places.

However, Gosling, who saw a deflected effort strike the crossbar at the Emirates Stadium as the Cherries searched for a way back into the contest, has urged the players to resort to playing their natural game.

"At the moment it is just not good enough," he said. "I don't know the reasons right now, we are going to have to review this game and see where the goals come from but, from our point of view, they felt very soft.

"Whether we are not brave enough to play I don't know, but it wasn't good enough at all."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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