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10-man Arsenal overcome Burnley to move 2nd

10-man Arsenal overcome Burnley to move 2nd

- Granit Xhaka was sent off for a dangerous tackle with Arsenal 1 - 0 up

- Andre Grey scored the equalizer for Burnley via a penalty with 10 mins left

- Lorient Kosceinly forced a penalty which Alexis Sanchez duly converted

Arsenal showed real character to win at home against Burnley after seeing Granit Xhaka and Arsene Wenger sent off.

10-man Arsenal overcome Burnley to move 2nd

Alex Iwobi and Mustafi celebrate the latter's goal

The win sees Arsenal move to second place on the table ahead of Tottenham in third and Liverpool in fourth.

The first half ended goalless as Arsenal created chance after chance but could not find a way past Tom Heaton in goal.

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The second half however was a different story with a lot of action and drama.

Shkodran Mustafi scored the opening goal after converting Mesut Ozil's corner kick. The goal was the German's first for the club.

10-man Arsenal overcome Burnley to move 2nd

Mustafi rises to score for Arsenal

The drama started when Xhaka saw red for a rough tackle. The game was delayed as players protested the red card.

Wenger took action and brought on Coquelin for Alex Iwobi and he caused a penalty after he felled a Burnley attacker in the box.

This infuriated Wenger who was sent off. The Frenchman refused to leave the tunnel and was involved with a scuffle with the fourth official.

Andre Grey duly scored from the spot to eqaualize.

The biggest talking point was the last minute penalty given to Arsenal after a defender was adjudged to have kicked Kosienly on the face despite the Frenchman being offside.

Alexis Sanchez stepped up and converted after five minutes of protest by Burnley players.

The win moves Arsenal to second position behind Chelsea.

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