Danny Welbeck scored a goal in each half against Bournemouth. Photo: Neil Hall/EPA

LONDON – Arsenal bounced back from successive defeats with Danny Welbeck’s brace of goals sealing a comfortable 3-0 Premier League win on Saturday against a Bournemouth side who have yet to pick up a point in four games this season.

After defeats against Stoke City and Liverpool, Arsenal started brightly and led inside six minutes when Welbeck headed in, before Alexandre Lacazette fired home a superb second goal after neat link-up play with the England forward.

The in-form Welbeck added his second goal shortly after halftime, and the only surprise was that the rampant Gunners, who introduced Alexis Sanchez to a standing ovation midway through the second half, failed to add a fourth.

Victory lifted Arsenal – who face champions Chelsea next – to ninth, while Bournemouth are languishing in 19th ahead of their south-coast showdown against Brighton and Hove Albion.