Full time: Burnley 0-1 Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey
Ramsey netted after 12 minutes at Turf Moor. Getty Images

Arsenal go to within four points of leaders Chelsea having played two games more after a dogged performance in victory over Burnley, who miss the chance to jump out of the bottom three. Aaron Ramsey netted the early goal but in truth it could have been more for the Gunners after substitute Danny Welbeck passed up a chance to make it two. Burnley huffed and puffed but looked like a team who haven't scores from open play in their last six games.

Well that is all we have time for on this Saturday evening. We're back tomorrow with QPR v Chelsea and Manchester United v Manchester City, but until then goodbye.


Full time: Burnley 0-1 Arsenal


If Burnley do grab a late equalier, Arsenal will be wondering how they let this slip? Hector Bellerin gets in behind and though his first cross is blocked he collects the rebound but his chipped cross only finds Cazorla who heads into the arms of Heaton. Entering three minutes of stoppage time.


Arsenal should really be two up as they break through Ozil and Welbeck but the ex-Manchester United forward skews his effort wide and it is behind for a corner.


Danny Welbeck on for Arsenal as he replaces Olivier Giroud. Less than 10 minutes left and that changes hints that the Gunners might look to play on the break a little.


Plenty of Arsenal pressure and possession but nothing in the way of chances to extend their lead which heading into the last 12 minutes looks particularly vulnerable. Burnley still in this one.


Burnley keep knocking on the door and they create their best chance of the game when Arfield heads on and Ings acrobatically shoots and Ospina makes an easy save. Arsenal very passive, particularly in the final third.


Half chance for Burnley, but they'll take that given Arsenal's control in this game. Been Mee runs through Hector Bellerin, who has looked uncertain this afternoon, and his cross goes through a crowd of bodies and falls to George Boyd, who takes a wild swing and can only get the faintest of contact on the ball.


Still very much a scrappy game at Turf Moor, with Burnley fighting hard but finding opportunities hard to come by. Kieron Trippier almost puts through his own goal under pressure from Sanchez at the back post, in truth the closest we've come to a goal in the second 45 minutes.


Players out for the second half at Turf Moor. No changes and we're under way for the second half.


Half time: Burnley 0-1 Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey's early goal has the Gunners ahead at the break against a competitive Burnley side at Turf Moor. The visitors have not had it all their own way since the goal, but the Clarets had better steer away from having a physical battle with their opponents. Still legs in this one.


Very broken, bitty game now with the crowd becoming frustrated with a few challenges from Olivier Giroud, and it isn't helping the home side make inroads into creating an equaliser. Less than five minutes until half time.


Burnley have hardly rolled over since going behind and they almost draw level as from a free-kick won by Ashley Barnes, Keiron Trippier takes aim and Ospina makes a good save to his right.


Goal: Burnley 0-1 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey)

Just 12 minutes gone an the Gunners are already ahead. Alexis Sanchez's shot is deflected into the path of Mesut Ozil, whose shot is beaten away by Heaton and when Sanchez is denied on the follow-up, Ramsey keeps his cool and buries it from six yards. Arsenal knock on the door and get through against the bottom three side.


Olivier Giroud takes the ball down and lashes the ball goalwards but high over the bar. last weekend, that one soars into the top corner.


Half chance for Burnley and the pace of the Arsenal back four is badly exposed as Sam Vokes speeds away from Per Mertesacker and it takes a save from Ospina to prevent him putting the hosts ahead.


Alexis Sanchez tests Tom Heaton in the first minute with a free kick which swirls in the wind but is well held by the Burnley 'keeper.


Under way at Turf Moor. Another intimidating atmosphere to greet the away team.


Teams out at Turf Moor. Big game at both ends of the table but this afternoon might be a case of who wants it more. Kick-off just minutes away.


Arsenal might be the in the FA Cup semi-final and two games away from retaining their crown but their faint hope of winning the Premier League title is their focus this afternoon. Nine points ahead of fifth place Liverpool makes the North London club all but nailed on to qualify for the Champions League, but with leaders Chelsea just seven points ahead, can Arsene Wenger's side pile some pressure on the Blues? Victory ahead of Chelsea's trip to QPR could make tomorrow's London derby an interesting one.


After wins for Aston Villa and Leicester City and defeat to Sunderland, Burnley can climb out of the bottom three with victory this evening. Sean Dyche's side have been admirably dogged throughout the season but all their hard work must be translated into points if they are to extend their spell in the top flight. With seven games to go there is no such thing as a free pass at this stage of the campaign and though games against Leicester and Hull remain they can not afford to role over in sight of the in-form Gunners.


As has often been the way, Burnley are unchanged for the visit of the Gunners, with Danny Ings remaining in attack despite his long streak without a goal.

Arsenal are also unchanged despite having a host of players back from injury including Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta

Less than 20 minutes away from kick-off and here is a question to start us off, who is this the bigger game for?


Team news:

Burnley: Heaton; Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee; Boyd, Arfield, Jones, Barnes; Vokes, Ings.

Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud.


Time for the main course on this Saturday afternoon as relegation threatened Burnley host an Arsenal side who are hoping to close the gap on leaders Chelsea at the top of the Premier League. Team news and live updates on the way.