Burnley 0 Arsenal 1

Martin Odegaard’s first-half free-kick gave Arsenal their first away win of the season at Burnley. The Norwegian curled home after Ashley Westwood had clipped Bukayo Saka on the edge of the area. It was Odegaard’s first goal since joining the Gunners on a permanent basis from Real Madrid in a £30m deal last month. Burnley were denied a chance to equalise from the penalty spot when referee Anthony Taylor overturned his initial decision after reviewing Aaron Ramsdale’s challenge on substitute Matej Vydra on the pitchside screen. It was the high point of a spirited second-half performance by the hosts, whose manager Sean Dyche was this week given a new four-year contract and handed a debut to Ivory Coast wide-man Maxwel Cornet.

A second successive win eases Arsenal into mid-table following their poor start to the campaign, but Burnley remain second from bottom with a single point to show from their opening five games.As they had not lost at Turf Moor since 1973, Arsenal travelled north with some degree of confidence. They were helped in extending their positive record by a strangely subdued home side, who were not a real threat until Cornet’s introduction after 57 minutes. Arsenal’s midfield axis of Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe either side of a deep-lying Thomas Partey was particularly effective, even if the goal threat of Nicolas Pepe and skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was negligible. Still only 22, Odegaard still has plenty of time to prove why Real Madrid bought him as a 16-year-old in January 2015. Although he only made 11 appearances for the Spanish giants, the Norwegian evidently has plenty of confidence.

He was happy to take responsibility from the set-piece after Westwood had fouled Saka and provided the perfect finish, over the ball and beyond the dive of Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope. Manager Mikel Arteta might have wanted more goal threat from his team, who dominated possession but surprisingly had fewer shots and corners than their hosts. However, as the familiar “One-nil to the Arsenal” chant rang out at the end, Arteta could at least reflect on his side stabilising their terrible start to the season.

Three Things That I Feel Can Contribute To World Peace & Harmony

Think about world peace and harmony. Write down at least 3 ideas that can bring peace to the world.

1. An end to religious institutions. While I don’t want to force people to stop worshiping these so called gods, I honestly believe that humans will be better off when we leave these ridiculous beliefs behind us. It has to be a gradual progress and I know that this will not happen in my lifetime. However I wish I could see this come to pass. People not worrying about religious differences, not forcing anyone to follow their beliefs and treating everyone with equal respect and love.

2. Money is a challenge. There are billionaires and do we really need that many of them? I think with everything that we have, the resources and the skills and the technology, we can find a way that no human needs to beg or struggle to earn money for food and medicine. Spread that wealth and resources around. If everyone could afford the food, drinks and medicine that they needed, it would be a safer & better world. Not to mention happier. Imagine you could now afford to have a proper home and not worry about getting evicted. Make it safe for everyone, the homeless and the poor should not be out on the streets.

3. Investing in technology for making life easier for us. Automating things at the home like cleaning, cooking, outdoor maintenance. It should be easy for anyone to get what they need and want at the touch of a button or a few touches of a button. The streets and common places too should be advanced and safe. Make the streets safer for everyone – walking the streets at 2 am with your dogs and kids should become common. Car & other vehicle accidents should be a thing of the past. Travel should be made easier. These things will make people more satisfied and content and happy.

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