Saka shines as Arsenal crush Burnley to send out title warning to Liverpool, Man City

Saka shines as Arsenal crush Burnley to send out title warning to Liverpool, Man City

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 18:04 - 17.02.2024

High-flying Arsenal smashed relegation candidates Burnley 5-0 at Turf Moor to keep their title aspirations on track.

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal were in an unforgiving mood as they spanked Burnley to keep the pressure on Liverpool, who defeated Brentford earlier in the day.

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Ruthless Arsenal deliver 5-star performance 

Burnley endured the worst possible start, suffering an early setback as Gabriel Martinelli set up Martin Ødegaard for a quick lead. 

Just before halftime, Lorenz Assignon fouled Leandro Trossard in the box, leading to Bukayo Saka converting a penalty, marking his first career goal against Burnley. 

Saka doubled his tally with a second goal, capitalizing on Burnley's defensive lapse. Trossard added the third, and Kai Havertz secured Arsenal's fifth after chaotic defending.

The Gunners have now scored 11 goals in their last two games and Burnley must surely be contemplating life in the Championship next season.

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