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Mikel Arteta said he was pleasantly surprised by the character and mental strength his Arsenal players displayed after they came from behind to earn a point against Bournemouth in his first match in charge.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cancelled out Dan Gosling’s first-half opener to earn a draw at Bournemouth and Arteta was encouraged by the hunger and attitude of his players ahead of hosting Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

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