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Arsenal break Premier League club record that stood for almost 19 years in Burnley win

Arsenal break Premier League club record that stood for almost 19 years in Burnley win

The record has been broken.

Arsenal broke their own Premier League record with 13 games left of the season during their 5-0 win over Burnley on Saturday.

The Gunners demolished Vincent Kompany's side at Turf Moor after taking the lead within four minutes through captain Martin Odegaard.

Bukayo Saka then made it 2-0 from the penalty spot, before adding his second goal on 47 minutes.

The goalscoring continued through Leandro Trossard on 66 minutes, before Kai Havertz netted his fifth goal of the season late on.

The win moved Arsenal up to second in the Premier League table, a position they retained following Manchester City's failure to beat Chelsea in the evening kick-off.

In the process of their huge victory, which gives Mikel Arteta's side a higher goal difference than both title rivals Liverpool and City, they broke a club Premier League record that has stood for almost 19 years.

The Gunners scored 23 goals from set pieces in the 2004/05 season, where they finished second in the league table behind winners Chelsea.

As per OptaJoe, Arteta's side now have 24 set piece goals to their name (including penalties), with Arsenal re-finding their prowess from dead ball situations this season.

Centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes has been a beneficiary of that in recent weeks, scoring four goals in his last eight starts in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, the Gunners have a 100 per cent success rate from penalties this season, scoring all eight of their spot kicks awarded.

And speaking after Arsenal scored from two set pieces in their 5-0 win over Crystal Palace last month, Arteta explained: "Credit to all the coaches, to Nico [Jover, set piece coach], for the amount of time and belief we put in.

"It's got a huge impact - we've seen that as well in recent games that we've lost when we've conceded set pieces, so the outcome is very different when you don't concede and score."

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Topics: Arsenal, Premier League, Football, Mikel Arteta