Oleksandr Ziinchenko was the top scorer as Arsenal, with 10 men on the field, won a comfortable victory over Burnley and moved level in points with Premier League leader Manchester City.
Mikel Arteta’s team took advantage of Tottenham losing to their rivals earlier that day, and won 3-1 over Burnley. Josh Brownhill was the captain who cancelled Leandro Trossard’s courageous opening at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal responded well after being beaten. William Saliba levelled the score three minutes later, before Zinchenko’s scissor-kick sealed the win.
Arteta only made one change despite the fact that there were several doubts about the players’ fitness. Zinchenko was selected to replace the ineffective Ben White at the back, while Bukayo Saka started despite the fact that he had limped off during Wednesday’s 2-0 Champions League victory over Sevilla.
James Trafford saved the England winger’s effort as Arsenal began to strike from day one.
The Burnley defense, on the other hand, was already creating space for Saka and Kai Havertz to create trouble.
Havertz is still without a open-play goal since he moved from Chelsea for PS65million. He headed a golden chance wide from a corner, before Burnley made their first attack.
Saliba made a rare error, which gave the ball to Johann Gudmundsson. He raced to goal and forced David Raya to make a low, good stop.
Trafford denied the second Arsenal player, Trossard. His effort was tipped above the bar by Trafford after Declan Rice had stripped Brownhill in a hazardous area of the field of Brownhill.
As a result, the Belgian international played as the central striker and scored his sixth goal for the season. He did this by converting Saka’s close-range header as he crashed through Trafford.
Burnley levelled the match nine minutes after kick-off. Brownhill scored after Luca Koleosho’s good work led to Brownhill breaking the ball. His finish was a flashing one off Gabriel Magalhaes.
Arsenal did well to not be distracted by the goal, despite an initial VAR review for possible foul play against Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Gabriel Martinelli, who had escaped from the Arsenal defence and was able to shoot straight into Trafford after breaking clear, seemed stunned by this goal.
Saliba, who had moved up in front of Trafford and risen to head Trossard’s close-range delivery home from a corner position, restored the lead.
Zinchenko scored from another Trossard Corner. Dara O’Shea had first hit the ball into his own crossbar, before clearing it to the Ukraine Captain who then finished in style.
Michael Oliver’s straight red for Brownhill was enough to give Burnley hope.
Arsenal won the match and joined City with 27 points, ahead of Sunday’s trip of Chelsea, the Champions.