Arsenal manager Unai Emery has explained that he removed midfielder, Lucas Torreira because he needed to rest after playing two games for his country during the last international break.
A second half goal from striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured victory for Emery’s side at the Vitality Stadium.
Speaking on why he substituted Torreira, Emery was quoted by Metro UK as saying: “He was giving us good balance, but also we need to be clever with the player because he played with his national team two matches.
“We thought about how we can be better in the match today, with a very demanding match physically with their intensity against us and we came to that decision.
“But every player is important. Also today we tried with three centre-backs. It’s another opportunity to improve and find our best performance.
“The result is very important. We spoke in the dressing room at half-time, the process is our mentality The result is very important.”