On Sunday, Arsenal conceded the second-fastest goal in Premier League history as Philip Billing scored for Bournemouth after just 9.11 seconds.
The goal was the fastest in the Premier League since Shane Long scored for Southampton against Watford in 2019, and the second-fastest in the competition’s history.
Billing’s goal came after a poor clearance from Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno, who attempted to play the ball out to his defenders but instead found the feet of Bournemouth’s Jefferson Lerma.
Lerma then played a quick pass to Billing, who was able to take a touch and fire the ball past Leno and into the back of the net.
The goal was a huge blow to Arsenal, who had been hoping to get off to a good start in their first game of the season.
Instead, they found themselves behind after just nine seconds, and it was a lead that Bournemouth would not relinquish.
The goal was a reminder of the importance of concentration and focus in the Premier League, and it was a lesson that Arsenal will have to learn quickly if they are to have any chance of success this season.
The Gunners will now have to regroup and focus on their next game, which is away to Newcastle United on Saturday.
They will be hoping to put the disappointment of Sunday’s defeat behind them and get back to winning ways.
It was a reminder that in the Premier League, even the smallest of mistakes can be costly, and Arsenal will have to be on their guard if they are to avoid similar mistakes in the future.