Arsenal continued their unblemished start to the new Premier League season with a battling 2-1 victory over Burnley at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, on target in last weekend’s win at Newcastle United, fired in his second decisive goal in as many games after the hour to move Unai Emery’s men to six points from two matches.
Alexandre Lacazette earlier opened the scoring in the 13th minute, only for Ashley Barnes to respond in fortuitous fashion shortly before the break.
An impressive performance from Dani Ceballos inspired Arsenal’s recovery and debutant David Luiz held the home side’s defence together to give the Gunners an 11th straight win over Burnley in all competitions.
Lacazette tested goalkeeper Nick Pope with a close-range header before scoring from the resulting corner.
BURNLEY XI (4-4-2): Nick Pope; Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Erik Pieters; Johann Gudmundsson, Jack Cork, Ashley Westwood, Dwight McNeil; Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes.
ARSENAL SUBS: Emiliano Martinez, Lucas Torreira, Nicolas Pepe, Gabriel Martinelli, Calum Chambers, Sead Kolasinac, Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
ARSENAL XI (4-2-3-1): Bernd Leno; Nacho Monreal, Sokratis, David Luiz, Ainsley Maitland-Niles; Matteo Guendouzi, Dani Ceballos; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Joe Willock, Reiss Nelson; Alexandre Lacazette.
With his back to goal at the near post, the French forward managed to spin and squeeze a shot through Pope’s legs.
Pope produced another two fine saves either side of the hour but could do little about the 64th-minute winner.
Ceballos was the architect of the move as he won the ball back in midfield and fed it forward to Aubameyang, who rifled into the bottom left corner to end Burnley’s resistance.