Arsenal vs Burnley: Saka shines as Gunners make easy work of Kompany's relegation candidates

Arsenal vs Burnley: Saka shines as Gunners make easy work of Kompany's relegation candidates

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 18:08 - 11.11.2023

Arsenal got their title push back on track as they defeated a poor Burnley side 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal put behind the disappointment of losing to Newcastle last week by defeating Burnley 3-1 at the Emirates.

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How it happened

Burnley surprisingly started the brighter and more aggressive side and got themselves a golden chance when Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson pounced upon an Arsenal defensive slip-up, but his weak effort was easily gathered by Raya. 

The Clarets were forced to regret that missed chance, however, right on the stroke of halftime. Oleksandr Zinchenko’s teasing delivery to the far post was kept alive by Saka and Leandro Trossard was on hand to head home.

As both teams came out for the second half, Burnley looked charged up and pulled the game level via Josh Brownhill’s deflected effort. 

Yet again, the Clarets’ defensive struggles reared their ugly head just minutes later. Trossard’s wicked corner looked to be heading straight for the hands of Trafford, but Saliba nipped in front of him and headed the Gunners back ahead. 

Any lingering Arsenal doubts were laid to rest just under 20 minutes from time when yet another Burnley defensive catastrophe resulted in Zinchenko spectacularly volleying home from the edge of the area.

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