Gunners Blast Past the Clarets
With more attractive fixtures on the horizon, Burnley could've been Arsenal's banana skin.
But that would've implied that the Clarets could score.
In what amounted to a glorified scrimmage, the Gunners finally got around to business late n the match and popped three markers past the Premiership's bottom feeders. It could've ended even worse for Burnley if more of Arsenal's chances had been converted.
Throughout the match, Arsenal's river-flow passing was hard for a low-profile Burnley side to handle, which led to number of absolute goal scoring chances.
While Claret supporters may be revelling in this season at the top rung rekindling memories of an illustrious past, this result was a harsh reminder of just how long ago those days were.
The Gunners' new summer signings were this Saturday's stars at the Emirates. Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers, and Danny Welback kept the defense on their toes and pounced upon small mistakes. The main revelation, though, was manager Arsène Wenger's confirmation that his sides' shape going forward would be a 4-2-3-1.
It's about time. His experiment with a 4-1-4-1 was more trouble than it was worth.
So now Arsenal can turn full attention to its Champions League return leg against Anderlecht on Tue 4 Nov, planning on making it a sweep of the Belgian side.