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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Burnley 0 - 5 Arsenal...

Well, that was fun. Arsenal have now booted in 21 goals in five straight wins letting in just 2. Some feat. Some feet.
After the match yesterday afternoon, in a wet and windy Burnley, Kai Havertz said Arsenal are "all in this together".  And he's not wrong.
As the Gunners continued their blistering goalscoring form with four different scorers thrashing Burnley, they closed the gap at the top of the Premier League to just two points again.
The game started well. Following our 6-0 win at West Ham last week we were soon among the goals again, captain Martin Ødegaard opening the scoring on four minutes with a crisp strike into the bottom corner after Gabriel Martinelli's pass. Bukayo Saka then converted from the spot to double the lead after Lorenz Assignon fouled Leandro Trossard in the box.
"We are in a good moment, we have won all of the games so far since New Year so it feels good," Havertz said after the match. "Behind that was hard work and there are many hard games to come. We have to continue the hard work."
Saka got his second just after the restart as Arsenal kept up the pace, latching on to a clever Ødegaard pass then cutting inside and rifling a shot into the roof of the net.
Havertz's scuffed effort was blocked in the box but Trossard was alert to curl in for his third goal in as many league games.
Jakub Kiwior's long throw down the line then found an unmarked Havertz, who ghosted in behind the defence and drilled past home goalkeeper James Trafford to complete a comprehensive win for the Gunners.
The place went wild. Songs were sung. Neighbours were hugged. 
Then, there was just the small matter of the five-hour trek home negotiating Avanti West Coast's delightful train service. Oh joy.
But we were happy campers. 
Onwards and upwards, my friends.
Those goals: -
Ødegaard (4' minutes)
Saka (41' minutes pen, 47' minutes)
Trossard (66' minutes)
Havertz (78' minutes)

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