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As William Saliba rose head and shoulders above the Burnley backline, awaiting Leandro Trossard’s corner, you could sense where the ball would go.

It duly ended up in the back of the net for Arsenal’s second goal.

Their third, courtesy of an Oleksandr Zinchenko scissor-kick, initially came from Burnley centre back Dara O’Shea heading the ball on to his own bar.

O’Shea did that because of the pressure being put on him by Saliba in the air again. At 6ft 4in, the France defender is a real handful at corners but, until this game, had not scored this season.

When asked about these two goals, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said: ‘We are big lads! Willy is a real presence but he hasn’t showed yet that skill consistently and we are really working with him because he can be much more dominant, and the goal today is a real example of that.

‘Credit to the coaches and to him as well for the work they are doing. We are the team that generates the most set-pieces, teams are really low against us and preventing the spaces so it is a really good way for us to score goals as well.’

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