Burnley 0-5 Arsenal: 3 talking points as Gunners obliterate Clarets

  • Arsenal swept aside a poor Burnley outfit in devastating fashion as Mikel Arteta's side is starting to flex their muscles in ominous fashion

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Arsenal are in some sort of groove right now and with the Gunners' 5-0 thumping of Burnley, the rest of the Premier League is starting to get a little nervous.

Trips to Turf Moor for Arsenal are always seen as a potential banana skin game as the Gunners often seem to shrink in the face of a physical Burnley team over the years...but that was put to a devastating end.

Gunners skipper Martin Odegaard got things underway just four minutes into the game with a sublime finish as Arsenal put the foot on the throat early. Two Bukayo Saka goals on either side of half-time and strikes from Leandro Trossard and Kai Havertz made it a five-star performance from Mikel Arteta's side.

Arsenal remain just two points behind leaders Liverpool and jumped Manchester City who drew 1-1 with Chelsea as it was a superb afternoon for the Gunners.

The game provided plenty of talking points; here they are.


1. Kai Havertz...worth the money?

Saying that statement aloud a couple of months ago would have gotten you laughed out of the stadium, but will it now?

The German put in another superb performance as he is finally finding his groove in Arteta's system as he capped off his day with a well-taken goal. His physicality is something that the Gunners are utilizing and is work with Trossard was a thing of beauty as several interchanges created space in the final third.

Suddenly, Arteta's signing of the German is looking like a good piece of business.

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