Full-time: Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

  • 10-man Arsenal leapfrog Liverpool and Tottenham into second place with dramatic and controversial late victory at the Emirates Stadium
  • Alexis Sanchez chips a 98th-minute penalty past Tom Heaton after Ben Mee is whistled for a high boot on Laurent Koscielny, who looked to be offside
  • Burnley thought they had secured only their second away point of the season in stoppage time when Andre Gray scored from the spot after Francis Coquelin was punished for fouling Ashley Barnes
  • The Gunners take a second-half lead when Shkodran Mustafi heads home Mesut Ozil's corner to score his first goal in English football
  • Arsene Wenger sent from the touchline while protesting Burnley's penalty decision and appears to push fourth official Anthony Taylor
  • Granit Xhaka will serve a four-match ban after receiving his second red card of the season for a two-footed lunge on Steven Defour
  • Earlier: Southampton 3-0 Leicester
Alexis Sanchez

What an incredibly dramatic and massively controversial finish. The fallout from that final eight minutes will rumble on for some time to come, no doubt. Neither Wenger nor Dyche covered themselves in glory, it must be said.

It's now time for us to hotfoot it over to Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea look to move eight points clear of second-place Arsenal with a win over Hull.

We hope you can stay with us for that one.



Arsenal 2-1 Burnley


No pressure for Sanchez as he chips a cool penalty down the middle. Arsenal have snatched in at the death.

Alexis Sanchez


Goal: Arsenal 2-1 Burnley (Alexis Sanchez)


Good Lord. Koscielny, who looked to be in an offside position, stoops to try and head home Sanchez's cross at the back post and receives a boot to the face from Mee.

Moss takes a moment before pointing to the spot again.




Arsenal are losing their heads here as Mustafi goes into the book.


A furious Wenger appears to push fourth official Anthony Taylor and is sent from the touchline. Surrounded by stewards, he is trying to watch the game from the tunnel.


Incredible late drama in north London. Gray smashes his penalty straight down the middle. Cech almost got a hand to it, but it was just too powerful.

Andre Gray


Goal: Arsenal 1-1 Burnley (Andre Gray)


Stunned silence around the Emirates as Moss points to the spot after Coquelin brings down Barnes.




Lowton makes an important intervention after Bellerin immediately speeds to the byline and Heaton denies Coquelin with a superb save.

SEVEN minutes of added time are signalled by the fourth official.


Welbeck does indeed come on for Giroud, who has not managed to score in a sixth consecutive match.

Lowton then hurts himself while launching a dreadful shot into orbit and Wenger withdraws Ozil in favour of Bellerin.


Burnley continue to probe and Arsenal look to finish them off on the counter. Danny Welbeck is set to enter the fray with Giroud possibly still struggling with that ankle knock.


Vokes proves his aerial prowess with a flick-on for Barnes. Gabriel and Koscielny, who had looked to be in some pain himself, combine to thwart the striker.

Mustafi is back in the wars after taking another arm to the face from Vokes. This could be a nervy final 10 minutes or so for Arsenal.


It's a good job that Coquelin is now out of the treatment room...



Marney is carried off and replaced by Tarkowski. Defour also makes way for Vokes.


Barton replaces Hendrick and Arsenal fans bay for another red when Marney stops a counter-attack by scything down Ozil. It's only a yellow for the former Tottenham midfielder, who looks to have badly hurt himself in the process.

The stretcher comes out.

Dean Marney and Mesut Ozil


With Barton not yet on the pitch, Defour produces a dipping free-kick that is pushed over the bar by Cech.

Xhaka's red card has offered Burnley real impetus.


This should be a real concern for Arsenal moving forward.



An anxious Wenger responds to that dismissal by sending on the fit-again Coquelin in place of Iwobi.


We did say to keep an eye on this particular battle. Xhaka, who was also sent off by Moss against Swansea back in October, gifts possession to Defour before launching into an ill-advised two-footed tackle on the Belgian.

The referee consults with his assistant before producing a straight red card. Brainless. Can Burnley take advantage?

Granit Xhaka


Red card: Granit Xhaka (Arsenal)