Reports are out claiming that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was delighted with the manner of their 1-0 win at Burnley.
Aaron Ramsey’s 12th-minute goal gave the Gunners their eighth straight Barclays Premier League victory.
The French tactician was particularly pleased with the way his side coped with Burnley’s physical threat and paid a rich tribute to the performance of Sean Dyche’s men, who came close to salvaging a point through late chances for George Boyd and Danny Ings.
Wenger said: “I was surprised by the quality of Burnley and it will be a shame if they go down because they have done fantastically well.
“They are organised, they press well and they show great solidarity. They are very fit and I understand now why they took points from the big teams.
“You have to fight and be combative until the end and we couldn’t score the second goal but the defence played very well today and got us the three points.”