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Elneny comes off bench in Arsenal’s late win over Burnley

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Posted on October 3, 2016

Burnley

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came on as a substitute as secured a 1-0 victory over courtesy of Laurent Koscielny’s controversial injury-time goal on Monday.

The Gunners won their last game before the international break to record their fifth consecutive Premier League win. They currently sit third, only two points away from leaders Manchester City.

Arsenal’s XI: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Xhaka, Cazorla, Ozil; Alexis Sanchez, Walcott, Iwobi

Burnley’s XI: Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Hendrick, Marney, Defour, Boyd, Gudmundsson; Vokes

Arsenal started the game by dominating and pressing forward, but without any significant outcome as they were struggling to make clear-cut chances. The hosts as well have failed to cause Arsenal danger in the first half.

Arsenal were pushing for the opener and managed to keep Burnley inside their own half of the field during the early stages of the second half. Michael Keane however had Burnley’s best chance in the 75th minute, as he sent a powerful header on to the crossbar.

Burnley

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With 20 minutes to full time, Arsene Wenger made a double substitution that helped his side maintain possession of the ball, as he brought on Elneny and Oxlade-Chamberlain to replace Iwobi and Xhaka.

The game looked to be heading towards a draw until Koscienly scored at the end of injury time to secure the Gunners a 1-0 victory. Theo Walcott nodded a corner on to the far post for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to knock it towards goal, but his shot appeared to have hit Koscielny’s arm before it crossed the line.

Arsenal’s next game will be against Swansea City on October 15 in gameweek 8 of the Premier League.

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