01 November 2014

Gunners 3-0 Burnley: Alexis is a one-man wrecking crew [video]

After a long, frustrating 70 minutes in which we utterly dominated an overmatched Burnley—who predictably sat back to absorb pressure and look for quick counters and who were certainly content to play for the draw—Alexis sliced them open with a header from close range from a cross in from Chambers, who opened his Arsenal account just over two minutes later. Alexis added a stoppage-time goal, his 10th goal for Arsenal and our eighth stoppage-time goal of the season, to make the final scoreline 3-0. That may flatter us a bit, but we—by which I might mean Alexis—worked hard for it. Burnley didn't get a shot on target until late on, and we had many chances snuffed out by Heaton, who made save after key save. Despite his efforts, we come away with a fine win, highlighted by the return of Theo Walcott who didn't have much to do in his ten-minute cameo. Check out the highlights below...


  1. It's about time we ran away with one. No shame in waiting especially when the opponent plays 8 in the box, the keeper made some great saves to boot. What about cazorla though? That sitter he wasted so casually? I'm starting to worry about him tbh.

    Well 3 points taken, Liverputians lost, Chelsea bRely escaped QPR, and a Manchester derby coming up. Good weekend!

  2. I wasn't too worried even as the game dragged on. By contrast with other matches, scoring felt like only a matter of time rather than a distant possibility. We were creating chances AND having shots from distance. My only quibble is with why we kept sending crosses into the box instead of working to the top of the box for shots. In the end that's nitpicking bc we won comfortably.


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