Turf Moor
Premier League • Day 5
  • 2nd Half
  • Burnley
  • Arsenal
  • Tavares
  • WoodRodriguez
  • TierneyTavares
  • ParteyMaitland-Niles
  • Smith RoweSambi Lokonga
  • BarnesVydra
  • GudmundssonCornet
  • 1st Half
  • Burnley
  • Arsenal
  • Ødegaard
  • Westwood
  • Barnes

Burnley - Arsenal

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FINAL WHISTLE: The final whistle goes and wonderful free kick the difference between the teams. Burnley will be aggrieved they let that one go in because they were probably worth the draw.


Arsenal struggle to clear their decks and the ball is whipped back in. Rodriguez meets it, but it was never really close. It may have been their last chance.


YELLOW CARD: Nuno Tavares is booked. He seems happy to take it if it eats a few seconds. He then shoots from 40 yards. More seconds eaten up.


A deft flick form Vydra at the near post has Ramsdale scrambing. So close. But the quality of the final ball and shooting has been lacking.


A big Burnley cross from the left is met with a bigger shout from Aaron Ramsdale as he claims. Four minutes to play.


Burnley slowing down in this final minutes and a rare foray ends with a weak shot. Arsenal just trying to see things out and keep possession with the goal scorer.


The final moments of the game and Odegaard's 29th minute goal is the difference. Expect some substantial added time for the VAR check though.


Arsenal are starting to soak up the sting of the game with some possession in midfield.

  • Jay Rodriguez
    OffChris WoodBurnleyBURNLEY CHANGE: Jay Rodriguez replace Chris Wood.
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BURNLEY CHANGE: Jay Rodriguez replace Chris Wood.

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ARSENAL CHANGE: Nuno Tavares on for Tierney.


McNeil shoots from a tough angle. He didn't really have any other choice and the shot is tame.


Burnley have been invigorated by Maxwel Cornet's running and invention. He promises to be a real injection of flair for this side.


NO PENALTY: VAR decides that there was no contact between Ramsdale and Vydra. Burnley fans will disagree. Vydra will say he was avoiding injury, otherwise he risks looking a little silly.


PENALTY CHECK: Matej Vydra goes down in the box and VAR are making the call...

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    OffEmile Smith RoweArsenalARSENAL CHANGE: Albert Sambi Lokonga comes on for Emile Smith Rowe who didn't have his finest game.
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ARSENAL CHANGE: Albert Sambi Lokonga comes on for Emile Smith Rowe who didn't have his finest game.


This game, and the midfield, is opening up. Pepe picks up the ball and runs at Burnley, but his pass is behind Saka whose cross is stamped out.


Maxwel Cornet almost makes an immediate impact with a first time shot towards the top corner of Arsenal's goal. The crowd go up, but Ramsdale was probably comfortable.

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BURNLEY CHANGE: A change of tactics? Barnes makes way for Matej Vydra.

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    OffJóhann Berg GudmundssonBurnleyBURNLEY CHANGE: Ivory Coast international Maxwel Cornet comes on for Gudmundsson.
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BURNLEY CHANGE: Ivory Coast international Maxwel Cornet comes on for Gudmundsson.


A ball comes swinging from the left intended for Ashley Barnes. He find Thomas Partey in his way and his push concedes a free kick.


Warm up complete, Maxwell Cornet looks set to make an appearance. He receives the orders of the day while he waits for the ball to next go out of play.


Nick Pope has been quick off his line all afternoon and his latest first time clearance almost drops to Barnes. But the ball bounces off him.


McNeil sends Pepe with a shimmy and his effort is deflected for a corner. From which Ben Mee jumps highest but is crowded out by Arsenal's defence.


Lowton wins a corner and the usual melee ensues in the middle. They go short! And it's nicely worked into a chance from 15 yards. Ramsdale is relieved to keep hold of it.


Ben White plays himself into trouble and then has something of wrestling match with Chris Wood. He loses, but Arsenal regain possession.

  • 2nd Half

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY! No changes at halftime from either side. Both teams look comfortable, Arsenal with the ball, Burnley without it. Odegaard's goal is the difference, but Burnley won't feel too disheartened. All to play for .

  • End of 1st Half

Burnley desperate to get level before half time and they over commit down the left wing. The ball comes straight back to them, ending with an Aubameyang shot from the edge of the box blocked, but not by the body part you would have chosen. He'll have the chance to recover, it's the last act of the first half.


New signing Tomiyasu Takehiro fails to deal with a long ball when he had plenty of time. His error gives it straight back to Burnley.


Odegaard once again finds space in the number 10 pocket but finds it shrinking rapidly. Burnley have singled him out as the danger man since the goal. His stabbed pass only meets a claret wall.


For all the bluster about Burnley's physicality, the game has only just started to be slowed down with fouls. Burnley are a hard side, but a fair one. At least at only one goal down.


Ben White fails to spot the danger and the ball falls to Barnes in the middle. It's nipped off his toe and chance is gone.


Burnley were looking more than comfortable before the goal went it. It all stemmed from Pope's punt directly into touch. Odegaard is walking on air since his strike, he struts past two before losing possession.

Martin Odegaard of Arsenal celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 0-1 during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor on September 18, 2021 in Burnley, England.

Burnley win a freekick in line with the Arsenal 18-yard box. It's clipped in before Gudmundsson fires one across the face of goal. It's not quite clear and Burnley think they can bounce right back. They can't, Arsenal get rid.

  • Martin Ødegaard
    GoalMartin ØdegaardArsenalGOAL! Martin Odegaard stands over the ball and then whisks it - all swirl and placement - into the goal to Pope's right. The keeper was nowhere near. That was a beautiful freekick.
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GOAL! Martin Odegaard stands over the ball and then whisks it - all swirl and placement - into the goal to Pope's right. The keeper was nowhere near. That was a beautiful freekick.


YELOW CARD! A silly foul from Ashley Westwood costs him a yellow card and his team a freekick in a really nice spot.


Was Dyche every going to trial new signing Maxwel Cornet against Arsenal? Probably not, but his flair and speed could really help on the break.


Aubameyang drops deep just to find a little bit of possession. Pepe peels off wide but his cross is low, weak and gobbled up by Pope.


After a sequence of fouls in the middle third, Burnley keeper Nick Pope sends it into the arms of Ramsdale from his own half. Not much in the way of movement from Burnley for him to aim at.


Corner to Arsenal is swung in by Pepe. It crashes of the willing face of the first man. Against a defence this well organised Arsenal need to do much better.

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    Yellow cardAshley BarnesBurnleyYELLOW CARD! Barnes places his arm across Kieran Tierney's shoulder and into his face. Looks innocuous enough, but a finger in the face is always painful - intentional or not.
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YELLOW CARD! Barnes places his arm across Kieran Tierney's shoulder and into his face. Looks innocuous enough, but a finger in the face is always painful - intentional or not.


Some neat Arsenal possession results in a decidedly scrappy ball over the top. The Burnley defence will eat those up. Nicolas Pepe and Aubameyang have been bystanders so far.


Still not clear of the Arsenal half! Barnes finds himself standing by himself on the six yard box but over thinks the header. His effort is well wide. Burnley growing into things.


Arsenal keeper Ramsdale is caught admiring his new-found position between the sticks and Burnley almost make him pay.


The introduction of Thomas Partey has beefed up midfield but Arsenal look a little lost for ideas. They lose possession and Burnley break quickly. Very much the theme so far.


An Aubameyang foul gives Burnley to go pure route-one and test the Arsenal defensive line with a ball from deep. The eventual effort from Ashley Barnes is tame.


Burnley finally see something of the ball and force a corner. It's the first time temporary Arsenal number one Aaron Ramsdale has seen the ball.


Odeagaard, who has seen more of the ball than anyone else, finds space and plays a lovely ball out the left. The low cross finds Pepe but his shot is saved.


Arsenal have had all of the all but their passing needs to be quicker. Burnley already settling into their shape.

  • 1st Half

KICK OFF! We're up and running at Turf Moor.


A finely poised game and both teams will be pushing for points. Kick off is in five!


Much has been made of the Premier League’s new directive to referees to ‘let the game flow’. Among the most vocal has been Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp who said simply: “no one knows what that means”.

Klopp stated that Burnley have been quick to make the most of the slightly cranked physicality and Arsenal may need to rely on the added heft of the recently fit Thomas Partey to soak up some of the meatier challenges in midfield.


Last time out the two teams finished one apiece. The game has come to define Arteta’s time at the club. Arsenal were one up, looking comfortable and pushing for a second when Granit Xhaka overplayed in his own 18-yard box and bounced the ball off a willing Chris Wood for the leveller.

Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka reacts after Burnley's New Zealand striker Chris Wood scores his team's opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor

Sean Dyche will celebrate nine years at Turf Moor next month, and he’s the longest serving current manager in the Premier League by quite a distance. The highlight of his tenure has to be the seventh placed finish in 2018 which saw them compete in the Europa League the next season. Things have not been so rosy since, but a club that certainly knows its way around the top flight will be optimistic with their manager committing until 2025.

Sean Dyche

Arsenal finally got off the mark with a win against Norwich last weekend. But despite having 30 shots over the 90 minutes they still failed to convince. Manager Mikel Arteta won’t care a jot. At home to Norwich was all about the result and so to today’s game. But with a porous midfield and a disjointed attack defining the start of the season, Arteta may find his delicate green shoots trampled by disgruntled fans.


Burnley manager Sean Dyche committed to the club he’s been with since 2012 with a four-year contract this week. He’s had better times at Turf Moor but a slow start won’t faze him and he’ll be relishing the chance to put some points on the board against Arsenal today. He’s issued a robust reminder that despite criticism of Burnley’s physicality from Jurgen Klopp and Rafa Benitez, his side has gone 97 games without a red card. Expect something similarly hearty today.


CONFIRMED TEAMS - BURNLEY: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Westwood, Mcneil, Wood, Barnes … Subs: Hennessey, Bardsley, Cork, Collins, Pieters, Vydra, Cornet, Lennon, Rodriguez. /// ARSENAL: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Odegaard, Pepe, Saka, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang … Subs: Leno, Cedric, Holding, Mari, Tavares, Sambi, Maitland-Niles, Martinelli, Lacazette.


Hello and welcome to Burnley v Arsenal – a game that, on recent form, may not be brimming on goals but should be big on action. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s lone goal and Burnley’s single point have been the extent of spluttering starts but both will fancy a good result.

Turf Moor is hardly the ideal place to go for a struggling side, but Burnley are winless in 12 at home and Mikel Arteta really needs to make sure his team is bagging maximum points. Team news coming your way soon.