Arsenal got their first win of the season at home against Burnley with goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Aubameyang.
David Luiz and Dani Ceballos both started for the Gunners and pulled the strings early on. Luiz played a fine long ball for Aubameyang which got the side up the pitch and started a spell of dominance.
Lacazette came close from a corner before the Gunners won a free kick in an encouraging position. The ball was cleared but Sokratis headed it back for Lacazette who forced a good save from Nick Pope.
Unfortunately for the Burnley stopper, he could do little from the resulting corner. A shorter ball found Lacazette with his back to goal. The Frenchman held off his marker, span and powered his shot between Pope’s legs.
After the goal, Burnley grew into the game. Just a minute after Matteo Guendouzi came close to scoring for Arsenal, a goal went in at the other end. Dwight McNeil’s cross-shot was deflected right into the path of Ashley Barnes who was unmarked and free to hit a shot past Leno.
The Gunners almost ended the half in front. Nacho Monreal broke clear down the left and cut the ball back for Reiss Nelson to score. The goal was ruled out for offside and VAR backed the decision up.
Nicolas Pepe entered the fray at half time as a familiar pattern emerged. Arsenal saw a lot of the ball but struggled to really break down Burnley’s deep defensive lines. Aubameyang and Ceballos came close with a couple of efforts but it was becoming a frustrating afternoon for the Gunners.
That soon changed. The dogged Ceballos won the ball back high up the pitch and found Aubameyang. The Gabonese striker moved quickly into the space which Burnley had vacated, striding forward before powering a shot into the bottom corner.
The goal was enough to help Arsenal see off the game and get the maximum points in a man of the match display by Dani Ceballos.