Arsenal v Burnley, 22 December 2018

Score3-1 to Arsenal
RefereeKevin Friend
CompetitionPremier League
VenueEmirates Stadium
Attendance59,493
Kick-off: 12.30pm Seven 90th minute goals had now been scored in the last eight meetings in the Premier League. Premier League Head to Head Played: 9 Arsenal won: 8 Drawn: 1 Burnley won: 0 Arsenal scored: 20 Burnley scored: 4

3 Arsenal

Manager: Unai Emery

1 Burnley

Manager: Sean Dyche

Goals:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 14 G
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 48 G
Alex Iwobi 90 G

Goals:

Ashley Barnes 63 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno
Defender Nacho Monreal
Defender/Midfielder Sead Kolašinac
Midfielder Mohamed Elneny
Midfielder Mattéo Guendouzi
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder Granit Xhaka
Midfielder/Forward Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Joe Hart
Defender/Right back Phil Bardsley
Defender Kevin Long
Defender Ben Mee
Defender James Tarkowski
Defender Charlie Taylor
Defender/Midfielder Jack Cork
Defender/Midfielder Ashley R Westwood
Midfielder Jeff Hendrick
Forward Ashley Barnes
Forward Chris Wood

Substitutions:

Stefan Lichtsteiner for Nacho Monreal 37
Lucas Torreira for Mohamed Elneny 59
Alex Iwobi for Alexandre Lacazette 78

Substitutions:

Sam Vokes for Ashley Barnes 77
Matěj Vydra for Chris Wood 77
Matt Lowton for Phil Bardsley 83

Cards:

Sokratis Papastathopoulos 41 Y
Mattéo Guendouzi 59 Y

Cards:

Ashley Barnes 36 Y
Chris Wood 47 Y
Jack Cork 60 Y
Ben Mee 60 Y
Ashley R Westwood 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Petr Čech
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey
Midfielder Lucas Torreira
Midfielder/Forward Alex Iwobi
Midfielder/Forward Bukayo Saka
Forward Eddie Nketiah

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Tom Heaton
Defender Ben Gibson
Defender Ali Koiki
Defender Matt Lowton
Midfielder/Forward Dwight McNeil
Forward Sam Vokes
Forward Matěj Vydra

Comments:

League position: 5th In their 18th game, this was the first time that Arsenal had led at half-time in a Premier League game in this season. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had now scored 22 goals in his 31 appearances for the Gunners in the Premier League; five more than any other player for them after 31 games. They had now won their last 28 home games in the Premier League against teams in the relegation zone since a 4-4 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on 29 October 2008.

Comments:

League position: 18th Burnley had not now won any of their last 24 away games played in December in the top division since a 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion in League Division One in 1969. The Clarets had now lost eight of their last 11 games in the Premier League (won one). This defeat meant that they would now spend Christmas in the relegation zone. They were seventh in the Premier League on Christmas Day in the previous season.