The North London club saw off the Premier League strugglers 3-0, thanks to two goals by Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez, with the former Barcelona man also assisting Calum Chambers first goal for his new club.
The German has struggled for game time recently, with many people criticising his performances when he does feature. But he impressed his manager when he came on as a substitute against Burnley, almost breaking the goalkeepers hand and goal post on separate occasions with his trademark left footed thunder-strikes
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said:
Lukas Podolski also could have scored two and he came on very well when you think that we have not got a number of offensive players like Ozil, Wilshere and Giroud. There’s a lot of competition in the forward positions.
The World Cup winner also took to Instagram to express his commitment to the Gunners amid speculation surrounding his future. He said:
My colours are red and white. Once a Gooner, always a Gooner.
Let’s keep fighting & my time will come. Thanks to you fans for the support.
The German was a treat to watch against Burnley, as he had two rocket shots that could quite easily have been goals but one was well blocked by Heaton and one hit the post. He has been urging Arsene Wenger for more playing time and he’s out to prove why.
He looked far more of a threat than Welbeck and I hope he can earn a start or more minutes at least on Tuesday against Anderlecht. If we can get him in form, we have such a lethal weapon on our hands. But he’s proven on several occasions he lacks consistency, so for Wenger it’s about finding a balance. He’s proven to be quite the super-sub.
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