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Nuno Tavares
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J. Rodriguez
C. Wood
M. Ødegaard
0 - 1
A. Westwood
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A. Barnes
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Match Stats

45% 55%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 3
Total Passes 392 523
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Burnley are next in action against Rochdale at home in the EFL Cup on Tuesday. Arsenal are also in EFL Cup action against AFC Wimbledon at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.
Martin Odegaard's strike was enough to secure a 1-0 win for Arsenal in their Premier League clash against Burnley at Turf Moor. The Norwegian struck a sublime effort in the first half from a free-kick from 20 yards to notch the only goal of the game. Burnley were denied a penalty in the second half by VAR after Anthony Taylor initially awarded a spot-kick for a foul by Aaron Ramsdale on Matej Vydra. The Clarets pushed late in the game, but the visitors were stoic at the back to hold out for the victory, their second on the bounce in the league.
90' + 4' OVER! Cornet takes possession on the right flank and sends a dangerous cross towards the near post. Rodriguez rises and heads a powerful effort towards goal, but it has too much elevation and travels over.
90' + 3' Tavares makes a surge forward all the way from the back. He does not have a great deal of support so he goes alone for a strike from 30 yards, dragging his effort just wide of the left post.
Nuno Tavares
Yellow Card
90' + 2' Tavares goes into the book for timewasting.
90' + 2' WIDE! Taylor and McNeil play a one-two down the left flank allowing the former to dig out a cross. Vydra attacks it at the near post, but he can only guide his header wide of the far post.
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
90' McNeil has space and time on the left flank to deliver a cross into the box. However, Ramsdale reads the danger and comes off his line to make the claim.
87' McNeil makes a burst into the box, but he goes for the strike on his weaker right foot. Odegaard blocks his effort into the hands on Ramsdale.
85' The Gunners are doing a solid job of getting their foot on the ball. They're killing vital time off the clock to frustrate the hosts.
83' Cornet makes a good run and wins a corner off the legs of Lokonga. McNeil takes the corner, but he sends his delivery straight down the throat of Ramsdale.
J. Rodriguez
C. Wood
82' Wood is withdrawn for the closing stages after an ineffectual performance. Rodriguez replaces the New Zealander.
80' There has been no shortage of effort from Burnley today, but there has been a lack of a cutting edge in the final third.
Nuno Tavares
K. Tierney
78' Tavares replaces Tierney down the left for the visitors for the final 12 minutes.
78' WIDE! Burnley keep the pressure on. Brownhill sees his strike from the edge of the box blocked, but the deflection travels to McNeil. He cuts inside on his left foot from the right-inside channel, only to fire his attempt wide of the right post.
76' OVER! Lowton angles a cross into the box for Wood to attack. He rises above Gabriel, but he can only direct his header over the bar.
A. Maitland-Niles
T. Partey
75' Partey makes way for the visitors and is replaced in the middle of the park by Maitland-Niles.
73' Cornet battles down the left flank and does well under pressure, winning a corner off the legs of Tomiyasu.
72' The Gunners win a corner down the left flank that Pepe whips into the box. Partey rises, but cannot make a clean connect with his header which drifts away from goal.
72' Burnley are far from happy with the penalty decision. However, they have to keep pressing for an equaliser.
70' VAR! NO PENALTY! The referee is instructed to look at the screen at the side of the field. He deems that Vydra went down under his own momentum rather than the boot of Ramsdale. The Gunners and White have a let-off.
68' PENALTY TO BURNLEY! White plays an awful backpass to Ramsdale, which is pounced on by Vydra. The keeper bring down Vydra with an outstretched boot and the referee points to the spot.
66' Odegaard opens up the Burnley defence with a sublime throughball to Aubameyang. However, the forward's offload to Pepe in turn is too hard, but the winger still does well to win a corner off the body of Pope.
65' Arsenal have attempted 382 passes in this match, higher than their season average of 381.2 in the Premier League.
62' Burnley press forward with intent as Taylor sends a low cross to the edge of the box. Brownhill lines up a drive that is deflected wide by Lokonga.
A. Lokonga
E. Smith Rowe
61' Lokonga replaces Smith Rowe to shore up the Arsenal midfield. Smith Rowe was off the boil today.
60' McNeil hangs a dangerous cross to the back post from the resulting corner, but Ramsdale does well to hold the delivery under pressure on his line.
59' SAVE! Cornet almost makes a decisive impact minutes after entering the action. He starts a move in the final third the results in Brownhill surging into the box. The Gunners clear as far as Cornet, who shoots on his right foot towards the target, forcing Ramsdale to palm his effort over the bar.
M. Cornet
J. Guðmunds­son
57' Cornet makes his bow for the Clarets as he replaces Gudmundsson.
M. Vydra
A. Barnes
57' Vydra makes his way on to the field in the final third in place of Barnes.
54' Burnley have displayed a stronger intent in the final third, but have not been able to penetrate the Arsenal backline yet.
52' CHANCE! Smith Rowe should do better! Saka makes a run at the Burnley defence before he offloads to Aubameyang. The forward steers a pass through to Smith Rowe in space, but the midfielder can only strike at a tame effort at Pope.
50' BLOCK AND SAVE! Mee tees up Gudmundsson to line up a drive that is blocked by Gabriel. Burnley keep the pressure on before Westwood latches on to a loose ball at the back post, but can only steer a tame effort straight at Ramsdale.
48' Gudmundsson and Lowton combine down the right flank to win a corner for the hosts. The Clarets need to up the ante at the start of the second half.
46' A good sign for the Gunners - Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 20 English Premier League matches when leading at half-time (W17, D3) dating back to 29th December 2019 against Chelsea (L1-2).
46' We're back under way at Turf Moor.
Burnley have struggled for quality in the final third in their bid to record their first win of the campaign. Ashley Barnes has had a couple of half-chances, but other than that the hosts have not tested Aaron Ramsdale. The Clarets need an improvement in the second half.
Martin Odegaard has handed Arsenal a 1-0 half-time lead in their Premier League clash against Burnley at Turf Moor. The Norwegian curled home a sublime strike from the edge of the box from a free-kick after Bukayo Saka was fouled. The Gunners have been the better side and deserve to be ahead as they aim to string together back-to-back victories in the top flight.
45' + 2' Arsenal break on the counter just before the break, but Saka just cannot Pepe's offload in stride in the Burnley box allowing Lowton to clear.
45' + 2' Taylor works an offload to Barnes, who tees up Gudmundsson for a strike at goal. However, his effort on the edge of the box is charged down by White.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
45' CLOSE! Smith Rowe comes inches away from adding a second for the Gunners. Pepe twists one way then the other before rolling a low cross into the box. Smith Rowe attacks it first time with the side of his right foot, but he sends his attempt narrowly over the bar.
43' Odegaard has been outstanding in the first half for the visitors. He has been at the heart of every attacking move.
41' Arteta will be pleased that his side are not only moving the ball well in possession, but have been committed at the back. It has been a team effort in the first half from the Gunners.
39' Arsenal clear the first cross, but Tarkowski hooks a cross back into the middle. It almost allows Barnes to connect on the volley, but Aubameyang and Tomiyasu converge to block the forward. Gudmundsson's effort from distance on the follow-up travels straight to Ramsdale.
38' Pepe brings down Taylor the left flank, presenting Burnley with another chance to threaten from a set-piece.
35' It is all going to plan for Arsenal at the moment. The visitors are playing with confidence and are moving the ball around the pitch to put the hosts under pressure.
33' Westwood curls a dangerous cross into the box and Ramsdale comes to make an unconvincing punch clear. Mee hooks it back towards goal, but it travels wide of the target.
32' Gabriel brings down Barnes on the right flank, presenting Burnley with a chance to hit back from the resulting free-kick.
M. Ødegaard
30' WHAT A GOAL!!!!!! ODEGAAARD FIRES ARSENAL AHEAD!!!! 1-0!!! Odegaad curls a sublime effort into the top-left corner from the free-kick put the visitors in front. The Norwegian connects on his left foot, curling his attempt over the wall and away from Pope into the back of the net. A great strike.
A. Westwood
Yellow Card
29' Saka makes a driving run at the Burnley defence and gets clipped on the edge of the box by Westwood. Arsenal have a free-kick in a dangerous position and Westwood goes into the book.
27' Arsenal are settling into their rhythm, but are yet to threaten the Burnley goal. Arteta will be pleased with his side's range of passing.
25' Pepe is played into space down the left flank and he bursts into the inside channel. The Ivorian fires a low ball across the face of goal that Pope saves with relative ease.
23' Gudmundsson makes a probing run into the Arsenal half. He lines up a reverse pass towards Wood, but it evades the New Zealander and travels through to Ramsdale.
20' Arsenal drive forward from the middle of the park and space opens up for Partey to shoot, but his effort is charged down before Odegaard sees his rebound blocked.
A. Barnes
Yellow Card
19' Barnes catches Tierney with a stray arm to the face and goes into the book. The forward has to be careful now.
18' Odegaard spreads the ball down the left flank towards Tierney. The full-back has space and time to deliver a cross, but he lifts his delivery into the hands of Pope.
16' Burnley are winning the 50/50 balls out on the pitch at the moment. Arsenal have not been allowed to settle into the game.
14' WIDE! Arsenal fail to clear their lines at the back and Brownhill capitalises. He lifts a cross into the box for Barnes to attack, but he rushes his free header and directs it well wide of the targer. That was a chance for the forward.
13' McNeil works the give and go with Westwood before clipping a cross into the middle, but Tarkowski can only plant his effort well over the bar.
12' McNeil has a run at Tomiyasu down the left flank and he wins a corner off the legs of the Arsenal defender. Mee and Tarkowski enter the both from the back for the set-piece.
10' OVER! Wood knocks a long ball down into the path of Barnes in the box. The striker lines up an effort on the half-volley that he just sends over the bar.
8' Arsenal break forward in numbers as Smith Rowe works the ball towards Pepe, but his attempted low pass towards Aubameyang is intercepted by Mee.
6' CHANCE! Odegaard releases Tierney down the left flank with a fine offload. He fires a low ball across the face of goal that Pope get a boot to. Pepe almost latches on to rebound, but he cannot control it before it goes behind for a goal-kick.
4' Tierney has space down the left flank and he floats a cross into the box, but Pope is on hand to rush out and make a comfortable claim.
2' Barnes finds room down the left flank and angles a cross towards Wood. The forward chests the ball towards Gudmudsson, but Tierney is alert to make the interception.
1' We're under way at Turf Moor.
After a run of 10 consecutive league defeats against Arsenal, Burnley are now unbeaten in their last three against the Gunners (W1 D2).
Arsenal have made two changes to their team that beat Norwich last week. Both come in the middle of the park as Smith Rowe and Partey replace Maitland-Niles and Lokonga. Both outgoing players are on the bench for the Gunners.
Burnley are unchanged from their loss to Everton last week. Dyche keeps faith in the same starting line-up, despite the defeat. Wood and Barnes continue to lead the line. Taylor hangs on to his spot in the backline even with new signing Cornet on the bench.
ARSENAL SUBS: Bernd Leno, Alexandre Lacazette, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Rob Holding, Cedric Soares, Nuno Tavares, Pablo Mari, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Gabriel Martinelli.
ARSENAL (4-1-4-1): Aaron Ramsdale; Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Kieran Tierney; Thomas Partey; Nicolas Pepe, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka; Pierre-Emerick Aubamenyang.
BURNLEY SUBS: Jack Cork, Wayne Hennessey, Aaron Lennon, Jay Rodriguez, Maxwel Cornet, Nathan Collins, Erik Pieters, Phil Bardsley, Matej Vydra.
BURNLEY (4-4-2): Nick Pope; Matt Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor; Johann Gudmundsson, Josh Brownhill, Ashley Westwood, Dwight McNeil; Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes.
Arsenal breathed a huge sigh of relief to secure their first win of the Premier League campaign, overcoming Norwich last week at the Emirates Stadium. Pressure was building on Mikel Arteta and defeat to Canaries would have bee unthinkable prospect for the Gunners. The Spaniard is still under the spotlight in the dugout and his team need to follow up their victory last week with another three points on the road against the Clarets.
Burnley are in dire need of a result this afternoon after taking only one point from their opening four matches of the campaign. Sean Dyche signed a contract extension during the week to keep him with the Clarets until 2025, but his players need to respond on the pitch to their manager. Ben Mee put his team ahead against Everton last week, only for the Toffees to launch a comeback win at Goodison Park. Burnley need a strong outing against the Gunners to kickstart their campaign.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Burnely and Arsenal at Turf Moor.