Zinchenko’s Spectacular Goal Propels Arsenal to Second in Premier League
In a surprising turn of events, Burnley managed to equalize with a deflected effort from Josh Brownhill, nullifying Leandro Trossard’s header just before halftime. However, it was Oleksandr Zinchenko’s stunning goal that ultimately sealed the victory for Arsenal, pushing them up to second place in the Premier League standings.
Arsenal’s Oleksandr Zinchenko celebrates scoring his side’s third goal
Leandro Trossard played a crucial role in driving Arsenal forward, scoring the opening goal. However, Burnley quickly equalized through a deflected shot by Josh Brownhill. The Gunners regained the lead thanks to William Saliba’s swift response, and it was then that Oleksandr Zinchenko unleashed a powerful left-footed strike that left no room for debate.
Although Arsenal did not display their best performance, they managed to overcome a determined yet limited Burnley side, who were let down twice by goalkeeper James Trafford. Late in the game, Gunners substitute Fabio Vieira was sent off for a foul on Brownhill.
Despite Mikel Arteta’s frustrations with VAR decisions earlier in the week, Arsenal ended the match on a positive note. They dominated possession and territorial advantage in the first half, but it was Burnley who came closest to scoring before Trossard broke the deadlock. A mistake by Saliba gave Johann Gudmundsson an opportunity, but David Raya made an impressive save to deny the shot. Arsenal struggled to create chances from open play, but just before halftime, Zinchenko provided a cross, Bukayo Saka headed it back across the goal, and Trossard found the net past a hesitant Trafford.
Trossard required treatment after colliding with the post but took solace in the knowledge that his bravery had opened the scoring. Burnley almost equalized within the first minute of the second half, with Luca Koleosho making a strong run, but Saliba made a crucial intervention after initially being caught out for pace.
Both Saliba and Koleosho played a part in Burnley’s equalizer, with Koleosho overpowering Takehiro Tomiyasu and Brownhill’s shot deflecting off Saliba and beating a wrong-footed Raya. A VAR check confirmed that there was no foul by Koleosho, and the goal stood.
Saliba quickly redeemed himself by heading home Trossard’s corner from close range, taking advantage of Trafford’s weak attempt to keep the ball out after saving a Gabriel Martinelli effort.
Zinchenko’s strike, however, left Trafford helpless, as the powerful shot found the back of the net.
France international Saliba celebrates Arsenal’s goal
Arsenal’s Fabio Vieira was sent off for a studs up tackle
Burnley’s Josh Brownhill posed a threаt to Arsenal’s victory with his second-half equalizer. Following another corner from Trossard, Dara O’Shea inadvertently struck the ball against his own crossbar, creating an inviting opportunity for the Ukrainian.
With an agile hitch-kιck and a swing of his left boot, Zinchenko sent the ball soaring into the net. However, the Gunners’ otherwise good day was tarnished when Vieira’s challenge caught Brownhill on the shin, resulting in a straight red card shown by referee Michael Oliver.
Even Mikel Arteta couldn’t аrgue with that decision, but he will undoubtedly be pleased with the overall result. In a separate incident, Jorginho suffered a late kιck to the head that drew blооd, but this time it wasn’t the Arsenal boss who saw red.