Burnley 0-5 Arsenal, the first time the Gunners scored 5 or more consecutively

Kai Havertz stated that Arsenal is “all in this together” following the Gunners’ thrashing of Burnley, which reduced the margin at the top of the Premier League to two points.

Following their 6-0 victory over West Ham last week, Arsenal were quickly on the scoreboard again, with captain Martin Odegaard opening the scoring after four minutes with a precise shot into the bottom corner from Gabriel Martinelli’s assist.

Bukayo Saka scored from the penalty spot to increase the advantage after Lorenz Assignon fouled Leandro Trossard in the box.

“We are in a good moment, we have won all of the games so far so it feels good,” Havertz said after the match.

“Behind that was hard work and there are many hard games to come. We have to continue the hard work.”

England striker Saka scored his second immediately after the break as Arsenal maintained their pressure, latching on to a superb Odegaard ball before cutting inside and blasting a shot into the top of the goal.

Havertz’s scuffed shot was stopped in the box, but Trossard was quick to curl in for his third goal in as many league games.

Jakub Kiwior’s long pass down the line found an open Havertz, who slipped in behind the defenders and blasted past home custodian James Trafford to seal a comfortable victory for Arsenal.

Arsenal, who have scored 21 goals in five straight wins, is now two points behind leaders Liverpool, while Burnley remains in the relegation zone.

Following last week’s comprehensive triumph at the London Stadium, the Gunners have begun a calendar year with five straight league victories for the first time in club history, and they blasted Burnley away with their slick play.

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And the in-form Gunners could have scored even more at Turf Moor, with Trossard coming close twice before finally finding the net.

Havertz continued to cause issues by picking up pockets of space with his off-ball movement, while Saka, Trossard, and Martinelli alternated in the box to threaten on a frequent basis.

Odegaard led by example, scoring his first goal since December 2 and assisting Saka’s second goal.

Saka has scored in four consecutive league appearances for the first time in his career, totaling six goals in those four games, more than in his previous 19 league games.

When Mikel Arteta’s team is on song, they are difficult to stop.

“We are really pleased because it is a difficult place to come and Burnley have been very competitive in the big games they have played so far this season,” the Arsenal boss told BBC Match of the Day.

“We are generating competition within the squad. They are a joy to work with, the way they train every day and apply themselves, and how they want to improve.

“They want more – that’s the good thing.”


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