Arsenal to the finish
A late stoppage time goal from defender Koscielny (90’+3) brings three important points for Arsenal to stay in pace with the leaders.
For his 20th birthday as head coach, Arsene Wenger will remember the goal from Koscielny to break the deadlock in the last moments of the game:
“Look it was a big test for us because I think we were motivated, we had the attitude right and our legs were not as dynamic as in recent games. Our technique as well, we made some technical mistakes today. I must say, Burnley made it difficult for us. They defended very well, they were very well organised in a very intelligent way and I give the merit to my team. We kept going until the end, we got a bit lucky as well, a bit fortunate to win the game in the end but you can only have the chance to win it if you keep going. It was the kind of game we could’ve won 1-0 and we could’ve lost 1-0 as well. Burnley makes everybody suffer here and I think that will last until the end of the season.”
It’s a big win because City lost today. We were five points behind them and when you are five points behind a top quality team, when you have an opportunity to get a bit closer you cannot miss it. And that would’ve been the negative aspect of our game today had we not won. I must say, I am long enough in the job to know that you feel disappointed if you are in Burnley’s shoes because they gave absolutely everything and you can understand that they are a bit gutted to lose a game like that because they had put all the effort in to get the result.”