3 positives & negatives from Arsenal 5-0 win at Burnley

  • Five-star Arsenal dismantles struggling Burnley
  • Continues impressive goalscoring form on the road
  • Bukayo Saka continues to shine with another brace
Burnley FC v Arsenal FC - Premier League
Burnley FC v Arsenal FC - Premier League / Harriet Lander/Copa/GettyImages
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Arsenal headed to Burnley with an unbeaten record in their last ten visits to Turf Moor, extending that run with a comfortable 5-0 win, maintaining their second-place position and staying competitive in the Premier League title race.

Captain Martin Ødegaard orchestrated the Gunners' performance, opening the scoring with his 28th goal for the club. Bukayo Saka doubled Arsenal's lead from the penalty spot after a foul on Leandro Trossard. The duo combined again for the third goal, with Ødegaard providing an incisive pass for Saka's finish. Goals from Trossard and Kai Havertz secured Arsenal's fifth consecutive win, maintaining their 100% league record in 2024.

3 positives & negatives from Arsenal's 5-0 win at Burnley

Declan Rice, Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz was in the mix of Arsenal goalscorers against Burnley / Harriet Lander/Copa/GettyImages

Positive #1: Spreading the goal-scoring burden

Since the winter break, Arsenal has scored 21 goals in five Premier League matches, demonstrating a diverse goal-scoring effort with nine different scorers. This approach diminishes the need for a high-scoring striker, as multiple players contribute both from open play and set-pieces.

Negative #1: A weak bench

While Arsenal dominated the match, the composition of their bench raises concerns. Mikel Arteta heavily relies on the starting XI, lacking impactful options off the bench. Injuries have affected the team, but the return of some players from injuries is crucial for the title race.

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