Crazybola.com Only one goal, but a 1-0 win at Burnley gave Arsenal their second win in five games, lifting a heavy burden on Mikel Arteta’s shoulders and lifting the club up to 12th place in the Premier League standings on Saturday night (18/9).
Signed from Real Madrid in the final days of the transfer window, Martin Odegaard, scored his first away goal for Arsenal with a free-kick in the 30th minute, over the Burnley wall and into the top right corner of poor Nick Pope’s goal.
The Gunners were generally very dominant in terms of possession, even reaching 62 per cent during the first half, although they were equally numerous in terms of attempted goals (6) and number of strikes on target (one only).
For the second 45 minutes, Arteta’s squad ball dominance dropped to 53 percent, and the number of attempted strikes (6) and shots on target (2) lost to hosts Burnley, who upped the tempo and managed to have 10 attempts and two shots on target.
With this result, Arsenal move up to 12th position in the standings with 6 points, the result of two wins (the other one came against Norwich City on matchday four) and a goal difference of two goals in and 9 goals conceded. Still far from satisfactory.
But whatever it is, this will be a good capital against fellow North London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur on matchday sixth. Spurs are still missing seven key players this week and may be helped by the return of three South Americans (Christian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso and Davinson Sanchez) in week six.
Meanwhile, Sean Dyche’s squad is still mired in the relegation zone, 19th in the standings with one point from four defeats and one draw.