Martin Odegaard produced a moment of brilliance with a free kick as Arsenal pulled of one of the important football results of the Premier League. They came away from one of the toughest trips in the league with a narrow 1-0 win over Burnley. Odegaard scored his first goal since joining permanently from Real Madrid during the transfer window. The win gave the Gunners another much needed three points following their win over Norwich with the same score last season. Burnley sit at the bottom with four losses in their opening five games while Arsenal move up to 12th place on the table.

Player ratings

Burnley: Pope (6), Lowton (6), Tarkowski (6), Mee (6), Taylor (6), Gudmundsson (5), Westwood (6), Brownhill (5), McNeil (5), Barnes (5), Wood (5).
Subs: Vydra (6), Cornet (6), Rodriguez (n/a).

Arsenal: Ramsdale (8), Tomiyasu (7), Gabriel (7), White (7), Tierney (7), Partey (5), Odegaard (8), Pepe (6), Smith Rowe (5), Saka (6), Aubameyang (5).
Subs: Maitland-Niles (5), Lokonga (5), Tavares (n/a).

Man of the match: Aaron Ramsdale

Managers Reaction

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: “It was a good performance. I feel like a broken record saying that lately. In the first half we didn’t do a lot wrong. In the second half I thought we smothered the game. It’s head-scratching that we didn’t score.”

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta: “It was a hard-fought victory at a really tough place. You have to be ready for a fight.” he added. “In the first half we had some really good periods when we were really dominant and should have scored more goals. In the second half we gave the ball away cheaply too many times.”

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