Arsenal secured a comfortable 5-0 league triumph over Burnley on Sunday in what was Arsene Wenger’s final home game in charge of the club. The north London giants were dominant from the start to the finish with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starring with two goals and an assist.
Three things we learned:
Aubameyang shines once more: Aubameyang’s showing has been one of the positives to take during the second half of the campaign. The Gabon international was a late signing from Borussia Dortmund in the winter transfer window and he has since adapted exceptionally well despite being limited to Premier League football. With a brace against Burnley, Aubameyang took his tally to eight goals in just 11 league appearances and he should be fancied to reach double figures in his maiden English season.
Konstantinos Mavropanos shows his potential: The Greek footballer was a relatively unknown following his winter arrival from PAS Giannina and Wenger had initially planned to loan him out for the season. However, the Frenchman upheld his decision after watching the 20-year-old in training and he has since been rewarded with back-to-back league starts. Mavropanos has exhibited himself as an aggressive centre-back who does not mind charging towards opposition strikers and the initial signs are positive with very few signs of weaknesses other than his passing.
Jack Wilshere’s precision in movement: The England international has often divided opinion among the fans with his performances but on Sunday, the midfielder probably produced one of his best moments of the league campaign. The 26-year-old was offered the added license to join his teammates on the attack and he managed to capitalise on the opportunity with a lovely bit of movement past Burnley’s midfield before slotting an accurate delivery for Sead Kolasinac’s goal. Wilshere, however, still needs to improve on his finishing after missing out on a clear-cut goalscoring opportunity in the second period.