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      Burnley 0-5 Arsenal

      Saka scores brace as Arsenal thrash Burnley

      2024/02/17 17:12

      Arsenal cruised past Burnley 5-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon, narrowing the gap to Liverpool at the top of the table to just two points.

      With the pressure to perform after Liverpool's earlier win and with Manchester City yet to play, the Gunners quickly dispelled any concerns. 

      Martin Odegaard set the tone just four minutes into the game, receiving a pass from Gabriel Martinelli and unleashing a superb low drive into the bottom corner of James Trafford's net.

      While the Clarets attempted to find their footing after a shaky start, they struggled to create significant scoring opportunities. 

      Leandro Trossard had a chance to double Arsenal's lead midway through the half but failed to connect with Saka's pass from close range.

      The visitors secured their second goal just before half-time when Lorenz Assignon fouled Trossard in the box. Bukayo Saka, as he did in their previous game against West Ham, confidently converted from the spot.

      Mikel Arteta's men wasted no time in putting the game beyond reach after the break. Saka capitalised on Odegaard's precise through ball, unleashing a powerful near-post strike that sailed into the net.

      Although Trossard missed a couple of chances, he eventually found the back of the net in the 66th minute with a well-composed finish, bending the ball into the far corner with his left foot.

      Kai Havertz added a fifth for Arsenal 12 minutes from time after dribbling past Hannes Delcroix, and slotted the ball past Trafford.

      With this win Arsenal move two points behind leaders Liverpool, while Burnley remain in the relegation zone.


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      2024-02-17 18h43m by lhalliday_bart
      As a football fan, I'm buzzing with excitement after watching @Arsenal dominate Burnley 5-0 today! The team's performance was top-notch and with just a 2-point gap to @LFC at the top, we're definitely in the title race. Can't wait for @ManCity's game later!
      2024-02-17 18h08m by omitchellsonjones
      As an Arsenal fan, I am absolutely buzzing after that performance! Odegaard's goal was class and Saka is proving to be a reliable penalty taker. Can't wait to see what we can achieve this season
      2024-02-17 17h58m by sjacksons_9_2_1
      As an Arsenal fan, I have to say that I am feeling extremely optimistic after this win! The team played with such hunger and determination, and it's clear that they are determined to close the gap at the top of the table. Odegaard's goal was a thing of beauty and Saka's penalty was just the icing on the cake. Let's keep this momentum going, Gunners!
      2024-02-17 17h36m by eedwards
      As an Arsenal fan, I am absolutely satisfied with our performance today! We dominated from the start and never looked back. Odegaard's goal set the tone for a fantastic game and Saka's penalty was just the cherry on top. Up the Gunners!
      2024-02-17 17h25m by sparkerfield
      As an Arsenal fan, I am absolutely thrilled with this performance! Odegaard's goal was a thing of beauty and Saka continues to be a reliable penalty taker. We are closing in on Liverpool and I couldn't be more excited!
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      U Saturday, 17 February 2024 - 15:00
      Turf Moor
      Jarred Gillett
      Martin Odegaard 4'
      Bukayo Saka 41' (pen.) 47'
      Leandro Trossard 66'
      Kai Havertz 78'


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