AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says his confidence in unaffected by the Cherries’ run of three straight defeats.

FourFourTwo write that Howe is happy with the way his players have performed in their recent matches and believes they haven’t been getting the rub of the green.

Bournemouth lost out to Arsenal at Vitality Stadium yesterday, with Josh King’s first-half strike being cancelled out by a Jefferson Lerma own goal and a strike from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

In their previous two Premier League outings, the South Coast club were defeated 2-1 by Newcastle United and suffered the same scoreline at home to Manchester United.

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The losses mean the club’s early-season form has taken somewhat of a dip, with Howe’s men dropping to eighth in the table.

However, the English manager is keen for his players to keep their heads held high and continue fighting.

He said:

It’s important the confidence levels aren’t affected by those defeats. We took Manchester United to the limit and gave everything and came away beaten.

Losing to Newcastle was disappointing as well, but we’ve had a very strong start to the season so it’s important we don’t overreact in these moments. We know we will win again soon. We don’t overreact whether we win or lose.

His side may struggle to get a result in their next outing as they travel north to take on Manchester City on Saturday.

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