EDDIE Howe was "very pleased" with his side's response as Cherries played out an entertaining 1-1 draw with Arsenal.

Howe's men came into the game on the back of a disappointing loss to Burnley on Saturday, where they failed to register a shot on target.

But Dan Gosling's goal set the hosts on their way at Vitality Stadium, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang earned a share of the spoils.

"I’m pleased with the performance," said Howe.

"I think it was a very difficult game, tough conditions. Slight readjustment again today in our back-line with Simon Francis missing out and Jack Simpson playing at left-back.

"So those adjustments considered, I thought the players gave everything to win the match.

"It was one of those games ultimately that probably could’ve gone either way at the end. They had chances, we had chances, but I think we’ll take the point and try and build on it."

He added: "Regardless of our opponent and where we play, we try and be proactive and attack and take the game to the opposition. Sometimes the reality is with the quality of opposition you’re playing it’s different. We’ve done well against the big teams this year. It’s quite strange, we’ve struggled against the teams in and around us in the league. You’re looking for both.

"We have to deal with the pressure of playing here against the teams we’re expected to beat and we have to try and get points against everybody."

Arsenal were competing in their first game under new head coach Mikel Arteta, following his arrival last week.

"We didn’t quite know what to expect," admitted Howe.

"We assumed that the philosophy would change and I think it did. I think it was quite visible to see Arsenal playing in a slightly different way.

"The system was different but we couldn’t plan for that, we had no idea really what they were going to do.

"We had to plan for us and make sure that we were better than we were against Burnley and learned from that experience and I thought we did. That’s why I’m very pleased with my players."