Premier League: Arsenal 2 Burnley 1
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Dani Ceballos starred with two match-winning assists as Arsenal beat Burnley 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Ashley Barnes cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette’s 13th-minute strike before Aubameyang scored to maintain Arsenal’s perfect start.

David Luiz started and made his debut, while fellow summer signing Dani Ceballos dazzled in his first start for the gunners. The Spaniard was the centre of attention, as he controlled the tempo of the game.

The Real Madrid loanee provided a couple of assists and was adjudged ‘Player of the match’ for his exploits.

Arsenal took the lead through Alexandre Lacazette, following a corner. The Frenchmen who showed quick feet, and scored through the legs of the goalkeeper.

Arsenal was well within the comfort seat, before, out of nowhere Ashley Barnes equalised three minutes before the break.

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope made a flurry of fine saves to keep the score at 1-1, adding to Arsenal’s frustration.

Ceballos, however, poked the ball of Gudmundsson and it fell kindly for Aubameyang who picked up the ball and ran towards the box, before firing it into the bottom corner to make it 2-1.

The Spain U21 international received a standing ovation from the Emirates faithful, after being substituted.

Dani Ceballos | Picture: Arsenal.com

Lucas Torreira, who replaced Ceballos, had a chance to extend Arsenal’s lead but he was denied by Nick Pope.

Sean Dyche’s men defeated Southampton 3-0 on the opening weekend and could’ve snatched a point today as well. The Clarets did well to contain Arsenal but lacked creativity in the final third.

Ashley Barnes’ once again got on the scoresheet, following his brace against Southampton a week ago.

Arsenal, on the other hand, are now two-in-two, the first time since 2009-10 season.

The Gunners biggest test is yet to come with an Anfield trip to face Liverpool next week. After the international break, Unai Emery’s men will host Tottenham Hotspur, in the North-London derby.

 

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