FT: Arsenal 2-1 Burnley. A supreme finish at the Emirates. Jon Moss walks off to boos, but he got both penalty decisions correct. However - a big however - his linesman should have flagged Koscielny offside before the penalty was awarded. The Premier League is boss!
- 2nd Half
- Sánchez (P)90'
- Gray (P)90'
Arsenal - Burnley
Premier League - 22 January 2017
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GOAL! Arsenal 2-1 Burnley. Oh Sanchez, you fiend. The Chilean oozes calm as he dinks the ball down the middle, with Heaton diving off to his right. The points are staying in London!
PENALTY TO ARSENAL! OH WOW. MADNESS. Mee connects with Koscielny's face, and it's a spotkick! Jon Moss takes about a year to give it, mind. Oh, it was offside, too (but not given!)
YELLOW! Mustafi goes into the book. Vintage Arsenal.
Wenger's been sent off! Drama! Scenes! Amazing*!
(*for the neutral, commiserations Arsenal fans)
GOAL! Arsenal 1-1 Burnley. Gunners fan Gray rifles the ball down the middle, Cech gets a hand to it... but it creeps over the line!
PENALTY TO BURNLEY! Coquelin swipes his leg, misses the ball and connects with Barnes.
SEVEN minutes of injury time. Scenes.
BELLERIN RETURNS! Spanish Hector joins the action for Ozil. And he's involved immediately as his cross allows Coquelin to shoot... saved!
Oh dear. Lowton has a rush of blood and smashes a shot in Row Z. Think he's injured himself, too. Whoops.
HERE COMES WELBS! Danny Welbeck is back at the Emirates, replacing Giroud.
Barton's crossfield ball is beyond the reach of Lowton. Time running out.
Will this be on the back pages - or is there a final twist?
Into the final few minutes. What have Burnley got?
Sanchez gets his trick-stick out, throwing in a couple of step-overs. Cue a huge cheer.
AND ANOTHER! Vokes causes carnage in the Arsenal penalty area, winning a high ball. Can Barnes, scrambling on the floor, latch onto it? He can... but he can't get the contact he wants.
CHANCE! Gray has options to his left inside the penalty area, but elects to shift the ball inside. Cleared.
Hmmm. Cech slices a clearance out of play. Burnley invited back into opposition territory.
Burnley launch a rare foray forward down the right flank. Comes to nothing.
Will it be enough?
Triple change for Burnley. Barton, James Tarkowski and Sam Vokes all join the action! They fancy this. Hendrick, Marney and Defour make way.
Oh man. Looks like Marney injured himself in that collision. A stretcher is called.
YELLOW! Marney goes into the book for a swipe on Ozil. In other yellow card news, Matthew Lowton was booked shortly before Arsenal's opener.
Nah. Seems too low.
Cech tips over Defour's swooping free-kick. Bit central, but the visitors have a corner.
Anyway, back to matters on the pitch. and Burnley have a free-kick deep in opposition territory.
Solid topical reference.
Arsenal sub. New man Francis Coquelin's job: shore up the Arsenal midfield. Iwobi makes way.
Joey Barton warming up...
Xhaka will get a four-game suspension, ruling him out of the crunch match with Chelsea. Oh dear.
RED CARD! Straight red for Xhaka for a two-footed lunge. So rash. So unneccessary.
Right then, Sean Dyche. What are saying: stick or twist? Surely Burnley need to give Gray some support in attack.
Arsenal on the front foot again. Lots of promising play in midfield.
You can sense the relief...
Marney has a pop from distance. Straight at Cech. The mute button on the Emirates remote has been released. Huge noise.
GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Burnley. Ozil swings a corner into the mixer, Mustafi meets it with his head and watches with glee as the ball finds the corner!
Iwobi drives at the Burnley defence. On he goes, round one, past another... before shooting against a wall of light blue.
Seen a replay. Gray swiped Mustafi. Probably a penalty.
HUGE PENALTY APPEAL! Mustafi goes down and immediately swivels his gaze to referee Jon Moss. Despite pleading with his mouth and eyes, his protests are ignored.
For those of you who missed this travesty...
To be fair, Ramsey didn't have a whole lot of choice...
Here's Ozil. The German visionary glances up, spots Sanchez making a run... and over-hits the pass. Oh.
Ouch. Monreal's cross whallops into Boyd's bum.
Arsenal are pro-recycling. Fair play.
CHANCES APLENTY! Sanchez darts off the left flank and flashes a shot over the crossbar. Arsenal looking lively.
RAMSEY TRIES A GIROUD! Giroud nods the ball down towards Ramsey, who dives forward and tries to divert the ball home with his heel. Over. Almost Scorpion II at the Emirates.
Sanchez taunts the Burnley midfield, with the Chilean looking sprightly before spraying a lovely lobbed ball out wide. Moments later, Monreal has a shot saved.
We're back, folks!
Half-time: Arsenal 0-0 Burnley.
Not the best.
The Arsenal medical team are, understandably, taking their time to assess Cech. He seems OK. Yep, one bizarre press-up later, and he's back with us.
CECH DOWN. The Arsenal stopper arrives to palm clear a cross, but Gray clatters into him. Here come the Physio Squad.
Mustafi tries to release Ozil again. Just over-hit. Burnley are creaking.
A PROPER CHANCE! Sanchez dances inside the penalty area, fooling Boyd with a dummy before firing just wide. A real opening.
Free-kick to Arsenal in a tasty position on the right flank...
SHOT! Sanchez drifts into the centre, armed with the ball, and lets fly from 25 yards. Heaton saves low to his right.
Ozil scampers after a Shkodran Mustafi through ball, but a back-peddling Ben Mee manages to get his head on the ball. Ozil flicks it over another light blue shirt, but Heaton bounces on the loose ball.
Few nasty technical issues, but we’re back! You’ve missed nothing.
Giroud is dreaming of another wonder goal! The Frenchman watches a Ramsey cross intently, launches into an ambitious acrobatic kick... and watches a defender head the ball away.
CHANCE! The ball breaks to Ozil inside the box. He swings his boot, catches the ball flimsily and sees his effort deflect behind.
Thirty minutes into this contest – not sure we’ve heard a single meaningful chant from the home fans. Too busy lolling at their Alexis Sanchez banner.
More promising play from Burnley. Gray has a crack from the edge of the box, but doesn't quite catch it. A goal for the visitors would make this very interesting.
OFFSIDE! Ozil goes a yard early. Heaton saves the German's shot anyway.
This chap summarises current proceedings perfectly.
GO ON, LADS! Granit Xhaka and Defour have a little pop at each other. Do something you'll regret... Sadly, the referee breaks up any carnage after a small bit of head-to-head.
Just like every 0-0 in the history of football, this game needs a goal.
Steven Defour clips a ball into the Arsenal mixer. Doesn't come to anything.
Ours is already scheduled for 15:45.
Sanchez... Giroud... Sanchez... Can the dream duo force a goal? Nope.
The touchline microphones inadvertently pick up at lone voice screaming "oh my god". Poor chap was not impressed.
Impressive start from both teams.
SHOTS GALORE! It's raining half-chances at the Emirates. Barnes is the latest to go close, forcing Cech into a routine stop.
ANOTHER CHANCE! The ball breaks to Iwobi on the edge of the penalty area. He rolls it through a crowded box... deflected... wide. Koscielny nods the resulting corner at Heaton.
CLOSE! Mesut Ozil lines up a shot from distance, but Tom Heaton is equal to it. Corner.
CHANCE! Lowton wins the ball and breaks forward. His low cross is a tester, but Petr Cech comes and holds.
Close. Giroud's clever knock-down almost invites the galloping Monreal to have a shooting chance. Just got too much on it.
Alex Iwobi is released down the right flank. His cross skims along the surface and away to safety.
Ridiculous stat alert!
Arsenal start with 11 foreign players (non-English) for the 149th time in the Premier League. All other teams combined have done this 122 times.
Arsenal have finally settled. Burnley packing the midfield. Conclusion: an early goal would open this up nicely.
Alexis Sanchez comes alive down the left flank, weaving down the wing before teasing in a cross. Olivier Giroud's flick is cleared... just.
Bergkamp-esque! Ashley Barnes exquisitely brings the ball down inside the penalty area, fresh from being replaced by Dean Marney. Then he bottles it.
Andre Gray breaks the Arsenal offside trap, but Laurent Koscielny darts back to avert the danger. Bright start from the visitors.
The challenge facing Burnley today.
Shot alert! Jeff Hendrick gets the Burnley stats rolling with a simply dreadful effort.
George Boyd rampages through the Arsenal midfield and is upended by the back-tracking Nacho Monreal. Free-kick. All Burnley (in the opening 120 seconds).
Alexis Sanchez gets a first glimpse of his new (tragic) banner, wandering out onto the pitch with his Arsenal colleagues. How long will he stick around at the Emirates?
Surely that poster is just encouraging him to leave. It's an eyesore. Anyway, we're just moments away from kick-off!
BIG chance for Arsenal!
Manchester United: draw
Manchester City: draw
It wasn't only a good time to be a Chelsea fan yesterday. Arsenal probably blew up with excitement at yesterday's results, but will they accept the invitation to climb the Premier League table?
Security at the Emirates have potentially uncovered the most Arsenal-themed boot in motoring.
Apparently this isn’t a hoax – here’s Andrey Arshavin doing something good for Arsenal against Burnley in a bygone era.
- If Arsenal win… they go second.
- If Arsenal draw… they go third.
- If Arsenal lose… then stay in their natural habitat, fourth.
BURNLEY TEAM NEWS!
Andre Gray and Ashley Barnes are tasked with breaching the Arsenal attack, although the 4-4-2 system in the below tweet will most likely regress into a 4-5-1.
Burnley: Heaton, Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward, Boyd, Marney, Hendrick, Defour, Barnes, Gray… Subs: Flanagan, Kightly, Barton, Vokes, Robinson, Tarkowski, Darikwa.
ARSENAL TEAM NEWS!
Olivier Giroud starts in attack with Arsenal, with Alex Iwobi, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez stationed off him. Danny Welbeck is on the bench!
Arsenal: Cech, Gabriel, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Ramsey, Iwobi, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud… Subs: Ospina, Bellerin, Gibbs, Coquelin, Chamberlain, Lucas, Welbeck.
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