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EPL 2017/18: Burnley 0-1 Arsenal - 5 talking points

Arsenal snatched a last-ditch victory over Burnley to go fourth in the Premier League. Here's five talking points from the encounter.


Burnley v Arsenal - Premier League
Burnley v Arsenal - Premier League

Before a ball was even kicked, this game was being billed as an encounter between two top four contenders at such an early stage of the campaign.

If either side prevailed, they would overtake Tottenham into fourth place in the table and finish their weekend with better results than the majority of rivals above them.

Surprisingly, Burnley were being tipped as the favourites as they say pretty in sixth with 22 points - only behind the Gunners on goal difference ahead of this fixture.

However, Arsenal's quality would ultimately shine through as they picked up another last-minute victory over Sean Dyche's side. A stoppage-time penalty was coolly dispatched by Alexis Sánchez and proved enough to send the visitors back to north London with all three points.

For the first time this term, Arsenal are in the top four. It's a frustrating defeat to take for Burnley, who defended well and is not the first time they've lost late on against Arsene Wenger's side either in recent meetings.

They're left in seventh place but despite the disappointment, they sit comfortably in a position that is still well above expectations.

With that in mind, here are the main talking points from Arsenal's last-gasp win at Turf Moor.

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