Burnley vs Arsenal: Brilliant Odegaard Freekick Gives Gunners 2nd Successive League Win

Burnley vs Arsenal: Brilliant Odegaard Freekick Gives Gunners 2nd Successive League Win

  • Arsenal secured a second successive league win by edging Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor
  • The match was settled by a brilliant free kick from Martin Odegaard in the first half
  • A number of Arsenal signings including Takehiro Tomiyasu and Ben White made starts and impressed throughout the match

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Summer signing Martin Odegaard fired Arsenal to their second consecutive league win as Mikel Arteta broke his drought against Burnley.

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Martin Odegaard's freekick was enough to see off Burnley. Photo by Stu Forster.
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Since arriving at the Emirates, Arteta had never claimed a win over Sean Dyche’s men prior to the clash at Turf Moor on Saturday, September 18.

A look at the starting XI for the Gunners pointed to a lot of intent from Arteta, who started a very attacking side comprising the likes of Bukayo Saka, Nicholas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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Odegaard was also given the nod as he paired with Emile Smith Rowe at the heart of the midfield and the duo provided some much-needed creativity as the Gunners threatened from the start.

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There were some moments of panic in the Arsenal defence in the opening exchanges as Burnley used their typical “route 1 football” to try sneak a goal, but the likes of Gabriel Maghales and Ben White did superbly to quell Burnley’s long balls.

At the half-hour mark, the Gunners were ahead thanks to a stunning free kick from Odegaard, who bagged his first goal since permanently moving to the Emirates last month.

The Norwegian curled in a brilliant effort from just outside the penalty area after Ashley Westwood clipped Saka.

Burnley will feel hard-done-by as they were denied a penalty decision for Aaron Ramsdale's challenge on substitute Matej following review from the pitchside monitor.

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From the overall balance of play, however, the Clarets offered little in the way of attacks and the speedy Dwight McNeil was constantly thwarted by Arteta’s defence which also comprised of Takehiro Tomiyasu, another summer signing.

The win takes Arsenal to 12th on the log as Arteta continues a commendable resurgence for his side, after losing the opening three games of the season.

Source: Yen

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