Result Arsenal 2-1 Burnley in Premier League
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14:31a year ago

Full-Time: Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

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14:29a year ago

Full-Time: Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

Burnley played really well. It was a really good team effort. Pope was very impressive and the defence were great. Dyche will be delighted. It wasn't quite enough for a share of the spoils but they will have made the travelling fans very proud. 
14:27a year ago

Full-Time: Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

It's a narrow victory for Arsenal. The Clarets made it tough for the hosts but Aubameyang's clinical strike was what separated the side. Arsenal's shining light, though, was Ceballos. The Spaniard always demanded the ball and was a real creative spark. 
14:23a year ago

Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

93' Aubameyang is too casual as he's released on goal and the Burnley defence recover to snuff out the chance. At the other end, Pope went up for the corner and won a header but Rodriguez's miscued bicycle kick may have ended Burnley's hopes of a point. 
14:19a year ago

Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

90' Willock rolled the ball to Torreira who wasn't picked up in the box. The Uruguayan had lots of time but fired his effort too close to Pope. Another smart save by the Burnley keeper, however. 
14:16a year ago

Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

88' Torreira down after Lowton nudged him into Leno. The Arsenal substitute was trying to usher the ball back to his keeper but the two collided. He should be okay. 
14:13a year ago

Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

86' Pieters with a venomous cross but Barnes isn't quick enough to get there. Leno gratefully gathers. 
14:11a year ago

Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

82' Lennon came on for Gudmundsson, by the way, and Lacazette came off for Kolasinac. Happened approximately 10 minutes ago! And now Torreira is replacing the excellent Ceballos. This reminds me of my days commentating in the non-league. The substitutions were always a fun time!
14:09a year ago

Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

80' Clever free-kick by Westwood seems to catch Arsenal off-guard but Mee cannot get a clean enough contact to the ball. Sliding in at the back-post but Leno gathers with ease. 
14:04a year ago

Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

75' Burnley playing some direct balls to try and worry the Arsenal defence. The main difference maker has been Ceballos. Two assists and very good at doing the simple things well. Ozil has competition for his place! 
13:59a year ago

Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

70' Lowton powers forward but his strike is a little wayward. The ball deflects to Gudmundsson but the Icelandic winger's cross is headed over by McNeil. 
13:55a year ago

Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

64' GOAL! Aubameyang has his customary goal against Burnley but he owes a lot of that to Ceballos. The Spaniard retrieved possession for the Gunners before finding his team-mate. Aubameyang shifted inside before striking a shot past Pope. Home team ahead.
13:51a year ago

Arsenal 1-1 Burnley

61' Ceballos finds space just outside the box but his curling shot is turned around the post by Pope. 
13:50a year ago

Arsenal 1-1 Burnley

60' Rodriguez is on for Wood. Burnley looking for more legs up-front. 
13:49a year ago

Arsenal 1-1 Burnley

59' Aubameyang is in but Pope makes a stunning reaction stop! He found space in-between Tarkowski and Mee but his close-range effort was too close to the keeper. Great save, nonetheless. 
13:46a year ago

Arsenal 1-1 Burnley

58' Maitland-Niles crashes an effort from 30-yards well over the bar. Arsenal getting frustrated. 
13:40a year ago

Arsenal 1-1 Burnley

51' Lovely play by Ceballos. He takes two Burnley player out of the game and releases Monreal. The Spaniard finds Aubameyang just outside the box but his effort is wide of the mark.
13:34a year ago

Arsenal 1-1 Burnley

46' We're back underway and Pepe is on for Nelson. Emery means business.
13:31a year ago

Half-Time: Arsenal 1-1 Burnley

Burnley were excellent. Lots of fight and endeavour, as ever, but also a real effort to take the game to Arsenal. They've tried to get the ball forward quickly and the Gunners have struggled to cope. The Clarets are still in this one.
13:29a year ago

Half-Time: Arsenal 1-1 Burnley

Arsenal played some nice passing football but lacked penetration at times. Guendouzi's shot rounded off a stunning piece of build-up play. Defensively, though, Arsenal look suspect and Burnley will take encouragement from that. 
13:25a year ago

Half-Time: Arsenal 1-1 Burnley

It's level at the break. Nelson did have the ball in the net at the end of the half but Monreal was offside when he crossed the ball for him. Have a cup of tea or something stronger and we'll be back shortly! 
13:15a year ago

Arsenal 1-1 Burnley

43' GOAL! Burnley equalise and it's Barnes again! McNeil drives inside and diverts a cross-come-shot towards goal. Sokratis and Luiz are sleeping and Barnes has time to control the ball and poke an effort past Leno. Game on at the Emirates! 
13:13a year ago

Arsenal 1-0 Burnley

41' Guendouzi forces Pope into a smart save with his feet. It comes after some brilliant football from the Gunners as they played out from the back. Luiz showing his class under pressure. This is exactly what he was bought for. 
13:10a year ago

Arsenal 1-0 Burnley

38' Barnes found himself in acres of space but could only divert a weak header towards Leno. In Barnes' defence, the looping header towards him by Ben Mee lacked any pace of its own. 
13:06a year ago

Arsenal 1-0 Burnley

35' Nelson burst in-between Lowton and Tarkowski but his left-footed strike was straight at Pope. Let off for Burnley!
13:04a year ago

Arsenal 1-0 Burnley

33' Pope comes racing off his line to head a long pass clear. It was important he got that right as Lacazette was ready to pounce!
12:58a year ago

Arsenal 1-0 Burnley

27' Burnley enjoying some territorial success. Arsenal struggling with balls into the box. 
12:52a year ago

Arsenal 1-0 Burnley

20' Another Burnley corner and Arsenal look all over the place. Leno is struggling while coming for the crosses and his defenders seem less alert to the ball than the Burnley attackers. Arsenal's defence is looking dodgy (again)! 
12:49a year ago

Arsenal 1-0 Burnley

16' Leno made a smart reflex save to deny Barnes from close range but the Burnley striker has strayed offside. 
12:46a year ago

Arsenal 1-0 Burnley

14' Almost an instant reply from Burnley as Barnes gets in behind but he can only drag his shot wide. Not the easiest chance but sleepy from the Arsenal defence. 
12:44a year ago

Arsenal 1-0 Burnley

13' GOAL! Lacazette has found the net! He had just sen his goal-bound header pushed over by Pope. From the resulting corner, the Frenchman wriggles away from Pieters and Mee before squeezing a shot through the goalkeeper's legs. 
12:41a year ago

Arsenal 0-0 Burnley

10' Dangerous corner by Ceballos and Lowton manages to divert it away from the incoming runners. Early scare for the Clarets. 
12:39a year ago

Arsenal 0-0 Burnley

8' As expected, Aubameyang is starting out wide with Lacazette as the striker. Ceballos roaming in the number-ten position. Imagine this will change with regards to the situation in the match. 
12:36a year ago

Arsenal 0-0 Burnley

5' Ceballos worked himself some room outside the Burnley box but curled an effort well wide. Both teams looking to make a positive start. 
12:34a year ago

Arsenal 0-0 Burnley

3' Early opening for Burnley as Gudmundsson gets away from Monreal. He whips a good cross into the box but Arsenal manage to clear. 
12:17a year ago

Matchday Live

It's a big game for Nick Pope. The Burnley stopper had a solid return to the team against Southampton but will expect a much harder examination today. The 27-year-old was given the club's backing over Tom Heaton and he will hope to repay that faith over time. 
12:13a year ago

Matchday Live

Unai Emery says he's delighted to welcome Kolasinac back into the squad. He says that his left-back is no longer '"ill." The manager didn't want to get drawn into the wider picture affecting two of his starts -- and rightly so. 

Dyche wants to keep the momentum going but is aware of the challenge. "It's not as easy as that," the Burnley manager remarked when asked if he wanted to continue with the same winning formula as last week. 

12:01a year ago

Matchday Live

Great to see Sead Kolasinac back on the bench after his recent ordeal. No place for Mesut Ozil, though, despite returning to training this week. That will be a relief to Burnley after the German's terrific performance in this fixture last December. 
11:59a year ago

Matchday Live

There is fluidity in that Arsenal team, though. While Emery likes his 4-2-3-1, these personnel could quite feasibly switch to a 4-3-1-2. Ceballos may drop into a midfield three, Nelson would shift into the number-ten and Aubameyang would partner Lacazette up-front. Expect shape-shifting from the Gunners. 
11:56a year ago

Matchday Live

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has six goals in three matches against the Clarets but looks set to be playing from the left-hand-side. Lacazette will be in the number-nine role, although, the Gabonese international will look to drift in-field at every opportunity. 
11:53a year ago

Matchday Live

Ashley Barnes plays with fire in his belly so you can expect fireworks when he comes toe-to-toe with Luiz and Sokratis Papastathopoulos. All three are aggressive characters at the best of times. DING DING!
11:50a year ago

Matchday Live

Burnley will look to be compact and rigid with Dwight McNeil a good attacking outlet for Sean Dyche. McNeil is quick and fearless young winger who will fancy his chances against Ainsley Maitland-Niles. This will help Burnley to get the ball up the pitch in moments of adversity.
11:47a year ago

Matchday Live

Luiz will give Arsenal an outlet to play out from the back. The Brazilian is at his best when he is bringing the ball out of defence and playing forward passes. While his actual defending can be brought into question, his technical abilities cannot. 
11:44a year ago

Matchday Live

Jay Rodriguez must also be patient. The local hero remains among substitutes after Ashley Barnes' heroics against Southampton. The 30-year-old will be itching to get off the bench and make an impact at the Emirates. 
11:43a year ago

Matchday Live

Burnley are unchanged from their 3-0 victory against Southampton last week. Charlie Taylor is back fit but will have to wait his turn after his replacement Erik Pieters put in an excellent audition in the opening weekend. 
11:42a year ago

Matchday Live

There are also starts for two Arsenal youngsters. Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock, both 19, will he hoping to make an impression. So, too, will Dani Ceballos who is making is first competitive start for the Gunners. We'd expect him to be playing in the advanced-midfield position. 
11:39a year ago

Matchday Live

Alexandre Lacazette returns for Arsenal but there is no place for Nicolas Pepe. David Luiz, somewhat harshly some may say, has displaced Calum Chambers in the centre of defence.
11:37a year ago

Matchday Live

Burnley: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Gudmundsson, Cork, Westwood, McNeil; Barnes, Wood. 

Substitutes: Hart, Taylor, Gibson, Bardsley, Hendrick, Lennon, Rodriguez. 

Manager: Dyche

11:34a year ago

Matchday Live

Arsenal: Leno; Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Monreal; Guendouzi, Willock; Nelson, Ceballos, Aubameyang; Lacazette. 

Substitutes: Martinez, Chambers, Kolasinac, Torreira, Mkhitaryan, Martinelli, Pepe. 

Manager: Emery 

11:32a year ago

Matchday Live

A friendly welcome to our readers! We're building up to the big match at 12.30pm (UK time) between Arsenal and Burnley. Here are the two teams:

 

11:23a year ago

Recent meetings

Sean Dyche has lost every match he's had against Arsenal with Burnley. That comes to NINE straight losses. He will be hoping that Emery's men don't make it ten.
11:23a year ago

Burnley headlines

Charlie Taylor could make his first start of the season but, like Luiz, may have to wait his turn after Erik Pieters impressed.  Pieters kept a clean-sheet and recorded two assists against the Saints. 
11:23a year ago
David Luiz could also feature but may have to wait a little longer. Calum Chambers was excellent on the opening weekend and deserves to keep his place on merit. 
11:23a year ago
Arsenal fans will be hoping to see some of their new recruits in action. Nicolas Pepe came off the bench at St. James' Park as Unai Emery looks to ease him into the fold. 
11:21a year ago

Burnley form

Burnley sit fifth in the table with only the alphabet currently separating them from fourth-placed Brighton and Hove Albion! The Clarets recorded a 3-0 opening-day victory over Southampton.
11:21a year ago

Arsenal form

Arsenal were also on the right end of their result. A Pierre Emerick Aubameyang goal was enough to get a depleted Gunners team over the line against Newcastle United. They currently sit seventh.
15:47a year ago

Introduction

Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live minute-by-minute commentary of Burnley's visit to Arsenal in both teams' second fixture of the Premier League season.  

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