So the last League game of the season starts and Arsenal have a very changed side from the team that won in Valencia. The good news is that Aubameyang starts as he has scored twice in his only two games against Burnley, and if he does that again today he will be in with a chance of sharing the Golden Boot. Amazingly he nearly scored in the 2nd minute but his header hits the post.
It’s end to end stuff at the beginning and Aubz gets another chance just 5b mins later but his shot is saved by Tom Heaton. It was all action with both sides going for it, and Leno playing a blinder, but we had to wait 20 minutes for another very close one when Chris Wood strikes the post for Burnley with Leno beaten, and just a minute later Mustafi saves us again.
After half an hour Laurent Koscielny replaces the injured Mavropanos which may help us defend better! The rest of the half didn’t have too much excitement until just before the whistle when Willock put one just past the post.
The second half was sure to be an improvement and sure enough after 6 minutes Aubameyang pounced on a back pass from Jack Cork and easily slotted the ball past Heaton to give us the lead. Arsenal were left in control and cruising so it was little surprise when Aubz gets his 6th goal in his third game against Burnley with a brilliant volley to put Arsenal in the comfort zone and give himself a chance of the Golden Boot with his hat-trick.
The comfort didn’t last long as just three minutes later Gudmundsson’s cross is headed home by Ashley Barnes and the game is back on. Mhkitaryan started getting a couple of chances and then set up a brilliant chance for Aubz’s hat-trick but somehow he managed to put it wide.
Burnley bring on Crouch for the last 13 minutes to try and snatch a point but even if they did Man United are being trounched at home by Cardiff (HAHAHA) so we can’t be caught for 5th. So we may as well cruise to the final whistle… But wait! In the dying seconds the young Nketiah sneaks in with a brilliant finish to make it three!
It was hardly breathtaking stuff but we have secured 5th place (again!). Aubz is joint top scorer (at the mo) and we have no big injuries to any of our stars. And we have an away win!
Now on to the important stuff. Bring on Chelsea!!!!!