Arsenal Break Premier League Record with Dominant Win Over Burnley

Gunners’ Set Piece Prowess Propels them to Second in the Table

Arsenal made history during their commanding 5-0 victory over Burnley, breaking their own Premier League record with 13 games left in the season.

The Gunners wasted no time in asserting their dominance at Turf Moor, with captain Martin Odegaard opening the scoring just four minutes into the match. Bukayo Saka extended Arsenal’s lead with a penalty before adding his second goal early in the second half.

Further goals from Leandro Trossard and Kai Havertz sealed the emphatic win, propelling Arsenal to second place in the Premier League table. This position was maintained after Manchester City failed to secure a victory against Chelsea in the evening kick-off.

In addition to their impressive performance, Arsenal broke a club Premier League record that had stood for nearly 19 years. The Gunners surpassed their previous record of 23 goals from set pieces in a single season, set during the 2004/05 campaign.

According to OptaJoe, Mikel Arteta’s side now boast 24 set piece goals, including penalties, highlighting their renewed proficiency from dead ball situations. Centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes has notably benefited from this resurgence, scoring four goals in his last eight Premier League starts.

Furthermore, Arsenal have maintained a perfect penalty record this season, converting all eight spot kicks awarded to them.

Speaking after Arsenal’s previous success from set pieces, Arteta credited the coaching staff, particularly set piece coach Nico Jover, for their dedication and belief in training. He emphasized the significant impact of set piece execution on match outcomes, highlighting the importance of both scoring and preventing goals from set plays.

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Arsenal’s record-breaking performance against Burnley underscores their resurgence and sets a promising trajectory as they continue their pursuit of Premier League success under Arteta’s guidance.

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