Classic Case of Deja Vu as Arsenal Secure Late Win Against Burnley
I must say that Burnley has been a different outfit under Sean Dyche this season. The only team that has humbled them in the campaign was Manchester City and there’s no shame in that, especially when you remember how they thumped five past fellow top four rivals, Liverpool.
Coming off four clean sheets on the bounce, the home side were very confident and the game yesterday proved it. They matched the Gunners pound for pound and even smashed the post with a well taken shot from Gudmunsson. Arsenal’s back three of Laurent Koscielny, Skhodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal worked overtime as they continued to receive several aerial onslaughts from the Burnley side. Alexandre Lacazette had one of those games he’d want to quickly forget but there was a moment his quality shone through when he found Aaron Ramsey from the byline but the Welsh midfielder skied his effort over the bar.
Just went it seemed like the Gunners were going to drop points in a weekend where Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham did the same, James Tarkowski was adjudged to have pushed Ramsey in the box, leaving the ref no choice but to point to the spot. It’s one thing to get a penalty with literally the last kick of the game, it’s another to actually convert it. Up stepped Alexis Sanchez, a man so vilified by his fans this season in the wake of his contract saga, but you cannot doubt his commitment on the pitch. Maybe he may join Manchester City or PSG at the end of the season, but he’s still our player and it’s the manager’s responsibility to use him well this season. The Chile converted the spot kick, taking his tally in the league to two goals in two and you know how Sanchez loves to find the back of the net.
That win has propelled Arsenal to fourth place and with the margins so close in that section of the table, they have to continue getting a string of victories while the opposition continues to drop points.
With more games coming up tomorrow, we can only hope the Gunners build some momentum and take it from there.
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