Arsenal too strong for Burnley; Ceballos is Man of the Match
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG proved to be the Arsenal match-winner for the second successive week after overcoming a tough Burnley test at the Emirates. It ended Arsenal 2 Burnley 1.
The Gabonese striker bagged the only goal of the opening day win over Newcastle last weekend.
And he popped up again with a delicious strike just after the hour mark to seal the points against the Clarets on Saturday lunchtime.
Burnley as predicted proved a hard nut to crack, choking Arsenal at the third- ball in a match in which Arsenal new boy Dani Ceballos was voted man of the match. He was simply joy to watch, cpntrolling the midfield with gait and aplomb.
Alexandre Lacazette broke the deadlock with just 13 minutes on the clock after squeezing the ball through Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope’s legs from a tight angle.
But Sean Dyche’s side refused to roll over and they drew level moments before the break as Ashley Barnes pounced on some slack defending.
However, Aubameyang would have the final word as he kept up Arsenal’s 100 per cent start to the campaign. It is the first time since 2009 that Arsenal would win their first two matches in the Premier League.