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Burnley 0-1 Arsenal player ratings, stats and reaction: Sanchez grabs last-minute winner to spare Gunners’ blushes

Arsenal had to rely on a last-minute Alexis Sanchez penalty this afternoon to beat minnows Burnley at Turf Moor.

The only goal of the game came in the 92nd minute of the match after Aaron Ramsey was fouled in the box. Chilean international Alexis Sanchez then stepped up and slotted the penalty home to allow his side to snatch all three points.

Following the win, Arsene Wenger’s side are now fourth in the Premier League table after Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea dropped points yesterday.

Man of the Match

Arsenal and German international Shkodran Mustafi was world class today, with the former Valencia ace doing everything he could to nullify Burnley’s attacks.

The defender one absolutely everything in the air this afternoon, with the player’s performance going a long to way to helping his side secure all three points at Turf Moor.

This tweet sums up how well the player played today

Stat of the Match

The Clarets must hate playing Arsenal at this point!

Player Ratings

Burnley: Pope 6, Lowton 6, Tarkowski 7, Mee 6, Ward 6, Gudmundsson 7, Defour 5, Cork 6, Brady 7, Hendrick 6, Barnes 6 / Subs: Wood 6

Arsenal: Cech 6, Koscielny 7, Mustafi 8, Monreal 7, Bellerin 6, Ramsey 7, Xhala 6, Kolasinac 7, Iwobi 6, Sanchez 7, Lacazette 6 / Subs: Welbeck 6, Wilshere 6

Reaction

This fan can’t help himself from taking a dig at Spurs!

Whereas this fan sums up pretty well how most Gunners fans are felling at the moment

Life as an Arsenal fan must be pretty sweet right now

Whilst this stat shows just how important Mustafi is to the Gunners

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