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WATCH: 10-man Arsenal tops Burnley in wild finish

20:26 EAT 22/01/2017
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Granit Xhaka was sent off and Arsenal conceded a late equalizer, but Alexis Sanchez's last-gasp penalty still saw the Gunners triumph over Burnley.

Arsenal fans certainly ran the gauntlet of emotions Sunday at the Emirates Stadium.

While the Gunners ultimately emerged with a 2-1 victory over Burnley, their path to the three points made for plenty of anxiety in North London.

Reduced to 10 men by Granit Xhaka's second-half red card, the Gunners found themselves clinging to a late 1-0 lead thanks to a Shkodran Mustafi strike.

But Francis Coquelin took down Ashley Barnes in the box, setting up Andre Gray's stoppage-time penalty — along with intense sideline protests from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Yet the Gunners were not deterred. As Ben Mee lunged a foot out to clear an Alexis Sanchez service, the Burnley defender caught Laurent Koscielny in the face — giving Arsenal a penalty of its own.

Sanchez calmly chipped down the middle as Tom Heaton dived to his right, launching Arsenal into second place in the Premier League with a heart-stopping victory.