Arsenal returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a 3-1 win over Burnley on Saturday after last weekend’s controversial loss at Newcastle United.
Mikel Arteta made one change to the side that dispatched Sevilla comfortably in the Champions League with Ben White not in the matchday squad and Oleksandr Zinchenko taking his place.
A Leandro Trossard strike on the stroke of halftime gave the Gunners the lead. Burnley came back into the game with an equaliser, but William Saliba responded with a thumping header to restore our lead before Oleksandr Zinchenko wrapped up the win with a great finish.
Arsenal 3-1 Burnley player ratings
Here are the Arsenal player ratings from Saturday’s win.
Goalkeeper & Defenders
David Raya (GK) – 6/10 – Made a great save in the 30th minute when Burnley went through on goal. Made another routine save from Jay Rodriquez immediately after the first save in the 31st minute. Afer those two, he was largely untroubled.
Takehiro Tomiyasu (RB) – 6/10 – Was guilty for Burnley’s goal but acquitted himself well as Arsenal saw out the game with ten men.
William Saliba (CB) – 8/10 – Great slide tackle early in the second half to take the ball away from Burnley forward for a corner kick. That could possibly have been a goal for the away side. He scored a great header to restore Arsenal’s lead in the second half and should be pleased with his contribution.
Gabriel (CB) – 6/10 – Had a normal game, did nothing spectacular but was tidy when Arsenal was a man down.
Oleksandr Zinchenko (LB) – 8/10 – It was his cross that Saka nodded for Trossard to open the scoring in the first half. Scored the third goal and his crosses to the far post caused Burnley all sorts of problems throughout the game. He was also solid defensively.
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