Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey scored early in the first-half, as the Londoners earned their 8th consecutive Premier League win. Arsene Wenger’s side were put through their paces, however, with the Clarets putting in a performance worthy of their own adulation, reports BBC Sport.
The Gunners took the lead against the run of play through Ramsey in the 12th minute. Burnley started the stronger, and looked the most likely to take the lead in the early stages, before an incisive counter-attack saw Arsenal fire shots at goal that the Burnley ‘keeper Tom Heaton did well to initially keep out. However, Aaron Ramsey fired his effort into the roof of the net to make sure.
It was a big blow to Burnley, who started the game well, but they didn’t throw in the towel. They stayed to their manager’s philosophy, and made life difficult for their opponents, while creating opportunities of their own to equalise. Ashley Barnes and Kieran Trippier came close with efforts, but Arsenal held their lead at the break.
In the second-half, George Boyd could have scored for Burnley at the far post, but hit his close range effort high and wide. By the end of the game, fatigue was the enemy for Sean Dyche’s side, which allowed Arsenal to see the game out for a hard-fought win.
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