Burnley 0-5 Arsenal: Player ratings from Gunners' emphatic win over struggling Clarets

  • Martin Odegaard's classy opening goal at Turf Moor sent Arsenal on the way to a comfortable 5-0 win over relegation-threatened Burnley. Odegaard was joined on the scoresheet by Leandro Trossard, Kai Havertz and Bukayo Saka, who helped himself to a brace.

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Martin Odegaard
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Declan Rice - 8/10 - An eight out of 10 has been the standard for Declan Rice during a stellar debut season in an Arsenal shirt. Arteta's £105-million man was again a steady Eddie in both phases of the game. Arguably Rice's best contribution came when he covered for Saliba and made a last-ditch challenge to deny Fofana late in the first half.

Martin Odegaard - 9/10 - Just another game, just another stylish display from Odegaard. Arsenal's premier playmaker got the goal rush started with a controlled and emphatic finish. He then proceeded to exploit every gap between Burnley's midfield and defence with deft, precise passes. An assist for Saka early in the second half put a ribbon on a gem of a performance from this gifted No. 8.

Kai Havertz - 8/10 - There's never been any faulting Havertz for effort, but the German added some ingenuity to his industry against Burnley. Neat work created the penalty won by Trossard and dispatched by Saka. It was just one example of some clever interchanges between Hazard and Trossard. Adding the fifth goal was a fitting way for Havertz to cap a busy and brilliant outing.

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