In a game that may be looked upon as a glorified friendly by some, Arsenal tore through Burnley on their way to securing a place in the top six for Arsene Wenger’s final season in charge. The Frenchman received a guard of honour prior to the game which, in many ways, can be seen as an odd occurrence given that the club are just a few days removed from being knocked out of the Europa League by Atletico Madrid. With that being said, this game provided fans with cause for hope as they head into the final stages of Wenger’s tenure.
Later today (Sunday), Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will enjoy his last home game in charge of the north London club, as Burnley visit the Emirates Stadium.
In recent weeks and months, Arsenal supporters have shown their anger and frustration at the club underperforming by boycotting the games. The Gunners have long since been out of the race for the Champions League spots, while the Europa League campaign ended at the semi-final stage with a whimper.
Wenger deserves a good reception for his first decade
I have been a constant critic of Wenger in my time at My Arsenal Blog. I have been cynical and given my honest opinion of how I see the veteran French bosses performance as the Arsenal boss.
On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal host Burnley at the Emirates Stadium, as the home side look to give Arsene Wenger a good send-off in his final home game in charge of the Gunners.
Arsenal are still recovering from exiting the Europa League at the semi-final stage on Thursday night against Atletico Madrid. The Gunners recent form has been poor, as the north London outfit has won just one of their last six games in competitions.
Wenger’s side now look set to finish sixth-place, with fifth-place Chelsea nine points clear of the Gunners with just three league games remaining. However, the seventh-place visitors are just three points behind the home side, although they have played an extra game.
It’s always nice to take a trip down memory lane, especially when it comes to football. As fans, we can often get so caught up in the trials and tribulations of supporting our team in the present day, that we forget to stop and smell the roses. Obviously, sometimes there are no roses to be found, which is why looking back on days gone by can be such a wonderful release.
Former-Arsenal man Paul Merson has labelled the Gunners as ’embarrassing’ after they dropped below Burnley in the Premier League following the side’s 0-0 draw with West Ham in their last game.
It was their second draw in as many games and it has seen Arsenal floundering in the league once again. Their 1-1 draw with Southampton saw the side lose ground on those above them, while their 0-0 draw with struggling West Ham saw pressure pile on Arsene Wenger and the players.
On Wednesday night, Arsenal host Huddersfield Town at the Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners look to strengthen their position in the Premier League’s top-four.
The Gunners moved into the Champions League spots last time out by recording a 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor courtesy of a stoppage-time penalty from Alexis Sanchez.
Arsene Wenger’s side have been rather inconsistent of late. However, their recent Premier League form has been strong, as the Gunners have now won four of their last five games in the English top-flight.
Arsenal battled to a 1-0 win over Burnley in their Premier League encounter on Sunday as the Gunners made it two wins from two in the league. Following their victory, Petr Cech has claimed that it was “a big win” over Burnley, and hopes to carry on their good form.
It was hardly the most convincing of wins, but it displayed Arsenal’s newfound backbone as they were dominated in the first half before battling back in the second, as they dominated their hosts.
Arsenal battled to a 1-0 win over Burnley courtesy of the boot of Alexis Sanchez on Sunday as Arsene Wenger’s men continued their revival following their 2-0 win over Tottenham. While the win may sound routine, it is anything but.
Taking the scalp of Burnley used to be one of those wins that people would see and move on from almost instantly. Sean Dyche’s men, while renowned for their ability defensively, offered little else, with one goal usually able to settle a game against them.
Arsenal recorded a 1-0 win at Burnley on Sunday afternoon courtesy of a stoppage-time penalty kick from Alexis Sanchez.
The first real attempt on goal of the game came on seven minutes, as Alexis Sanchez saw a long-range effort deflect wide of goal.
Burnley saw a penalty appeal turned down on ten minutes. Robbie Brady crossed from wide and Ashley Barnes appeared to be bundled to the ground by Nacho Monreal.
The Clarets came close to taking the lead on 16 minutes. Winger Gudmundsson took on Monreal before hitting a powerful effort on goal that Petr Cech touched on to the post.
On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal face a tough trip to the north west to play Premier League surprise package, Burnley.
Burnley are enjoying a stellar campaign under highly-rated boss Sean Dyche. In fact, the Clarets are seventh place and level on points with the Gunners in the table. In fact, if results go Burnley’s way they could move up to as high as fourth in the Premier League table.
The Clarets are tough to beat and have lost just one of their last ten Premier League games, which came in a 3-0 defeat at runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.