Aubameyang scores another winner, Arsenal beats Burnley 2-1
In a match where offseason loanee Dani Ceballos excelled for Arsenal in midfield, Aubameyang provided the cutting edge in a dominant second half by the hosts by cutting in and driving a low shot inside the near post in the 64th minute.
The Gabon striker clinched a 1-0 victory for Arsenal at Newcastle on the opening weekend of the season.
Ceballos, signed from Real Madrid on a season-long loan, was the game’s standout player with his touch, skills and vision. He also took the set pieces and, from one of them, his right-wing corner found Alexandre Lacazette. The recalled striker controlled the ball before forcing in a finish on the turn through the legs of goalkeeper Nick Pope in the 13th.
It was Lacazette’s 21st goal in 36 home appearances for Arsenal.
Ceballos’ pressing was also a feature of his game and he won the ball back in the Burnley half to allow Aubameyang to collect, drive forward and score the winner — his seventh goal in four Premier League appearances against the Clarets. He celebrated with a forward somersault in front of Arsenal’s jubilant fans.
Ceballos was given a standing ovation when he was substituted in the 83rd.
Burnley opened with a 3-0 home win over Southampton.