Arsenal hosted Burnley in game week two’s early kick-off for their first home game of the new campaign.
Unai Emery’s side began this season at Newcastle last weekend.
They did not start with any of their new signings or Alexandre Lacazette who was injured, and still came away with a 1-0 win via a 58th-minute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang strike thanks to Maitland niles volley.
Burnley finished in 15th place last season with, just six points above the relegation zone.
They however had a much brighter start to the new season, after thrashing Southampton 3-0 on the opening weekend.
Emery gave starting debuts to David Luiz and Dani Ceballos a place on the first eleven team sheet.
Alexandre Lacazette returned to the starting eleven.
Burnley’s starting line-up was the same side that started their 3-0 win over Southampton last week. They were humbled by Arsenal thanks to goals from Lacazette and Aubameyang.
Ashley Barnes grabbed Burnley’s only goal of the game.
Dani Ceballos debut
Ceballos was in and out of Real Madrid’s team last season and wasn’t really able to show on a regular basis.
While losing Aaron Ramsey over the summer was a big blow for the North London side, maybe Dani Ceballos is a perfect replacement for the Welshman.
Ceballos provided the assist for both Alexandre Lacazette’s goal in the 12th minute and Aubameyang’s goal.
Arsenal’s defense NEEDS HELP!
One of Arsenal’s biggest problems last season and in all seasons previous seasons has been their defense.
They have David Luiz and Kieran Tierney this season to help try and improve the backline.
Tierney is still injured but Luiz made his debut today.
Arsenal’s back-four as a whole was once again poor, throughout the first 45 through dealing with crosses, corners, long balls and barley won any battles for the ball in their own box.
Burnley’s record at the Emirates
Sean Dyche has been the manager of Burnley for some time now and one problem Dyche has never been able to solve is beating Arsenal.
He has taken charge of Burnley 11 times vs Arsenal, 10 of those games have come in the Premier League and all have ended in defeat with them not being able to pick up a single point vs the Gunners.
This stat was published prior to Saturday’s game.