Arsenal 5-0 Burnley | Three things we learned from Wenger’s farewell outing

Arsène Wenger

As Arsene Wenger led Arsenal out of the Emirates dugout for the last time, the Gunners secured a comfortable 5-0 win over Burnley in Sunday’s Premier League clash.

Arsenal were dominant from start to finish, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starring with two goals and an assist.

Aubameyang delivers again

Aubameyang’s performances for Arsenal have been one of the few positives to take from their second half of the season.

The Gabonese striker was a late signing from Borussia Dortmund in January and he adapted to the Premier League exceptionally well.

With a brace against Sean Dyche‘s men on Sunday, Aubameyang now has eight goals in 11 Premier League appearances for the Gunners.

The 28-year-old could hit double figures before the season comes to a close.

Mavropanos shows his potential in place of Koscielny

The Greek international was a relative unknown to football after joining Arsenal from PAS Giannina in January, and Wenger had initially planned to ship him out on loan for the remainder of the season.

However, the decision to instead use the Greek footballer in the first-team paid off as he was superb at the heart of defence on Sunday.

Mavropanos is an aggressive centre-back who often hurtles towards opposition strikers, and there doesn’t appear to be a weakness in his game other than his passing.

Wilshere’s movement with on the ball

Wilshere‘s future at the Emirates is uncertain this season, as his contract is up in the summer. Some fans want him to stay, others feel he should leave, but he was outstanding against Burnley.

The 26-year-old delivered one of his best performances of the season, grabbing an assist on the day after driving through challenges to set up Sead Kolasinac for a thumping effort.

That being said, the England international hopeful still struggled in front of goal himself, missing a clear-cut opportunity in the second-half.

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Kazeem Olawale
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