Burnley vs Arsenal
After 32 games, Arene Wenger and his men are sitting pretty in second place on the League table with 66 points after beating Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor.
The Gunners however, had to squeeze out the victory off their host with just a goal from Aaron Ramsey in the 12th minute separating the two sides.
Here are 5 things learnt from the game.
1. We still have a shot at the title.
The win at Turf Moor has narrowed the gap between Arsenal and Chelsea to just 4 points. Putting pressure on League leaders Chelsea – who although have 2 games at hand, will begin to feel the heat starting tomorrow when they take on relegation threatened QPR at Loftus Road.
And maybe, just maybe, they can start dropping points with 9 games left till the end of the season for them.
2. First half goals is still our strength.
The 12th minute goal from Ramsey was the only goal on the day.
But it is important to note that the Gunners are still maintaining a good record of winning almost every game in which they score in the first half.
Starting off early in every game with a goal in the first half still remains one of our strength.
3. There will be some barren days for the Arsenal attack.
Going into this game, many had believed that the Gunners will rack in nothing-less than 3 goals against the Clarets.
But the Arsenal attack was generally dull on the day and thus it was not happening, hence they had to somewhat settle for the 1-0 advantage.
4. Coquelin isn’t playing to impress anymore.
It is clear, he isn’t playing to impress anymore.
The Frenchman was the best Arsenal player on the pitch.
Since his return from loan, many have insisted that his impressive performances so far has been in a bid to secure a first team shirt after which a decline in his performances will follow.
But coming out of the game at Turf Moor as one of the best Arsenal man (man of the match, per this report) on the day really says a lot about his commitment to getting better with every chance he gets.
And who knows, maybe his outstanding performance in the game was just the normal Coquelin display.
5. We are ready for Reading!
We may have just been lucky to have scored the only goal on the day against Burnley.
But when the kick-off whistle for the FA Cup semi-final match against Reading is blown next week Saturday at Wembley, we will go all out and get the business done nicely. Yes, it is that simple!
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