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Arsenal end the domestic season with an away win against Burnley (1-3)
12 May, 2019
Arsenal played their final Premier League fixture of the season away at Burnley on Sunday afternoon. After the huge effort in Thursday night’s semi-final, Unai Emery made various changes to his starting-line up.
Arsenal got off to a quick start and it was clear that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was keen to continue his goalscoring form. The Gabon international hit the post from a Henrikh Mkhitaryan free kick in the fourth minute and forced Heaton into a good save at his near post a few minutes later. Burnley came back into the game and Bernd Leno did well to keep out a powerful Barnes effort. Wood then hit the post for the home side after being played in on goal. Joe Willock almost broke the deadlock before half-time but his shot from twenty yards flew just wide of the Burnley goal.
Arsenal didn’t take long to get the second half goal they were looking for. Aubameyang showed good awareness to make the most of a defensive error and scored his thirtieth goal of the season in all competitions. And ten minutes later it was two, thanks to an excellent Aubameyang volley. Barnes pulled one back for Burnley straight away. Arsenal had chances to kill the game as it opened up in the final twenty minutes; Mkhitaryan had a volley saved from close-range and Aubameyang missed a chance to get his second hat-trick of the week. Eddie Nketiah got the third right at the death to make it 1-3.
Unai Emery’s squad now focus on the UEL final on the 29th of May against Chelsea.