On Saturday the 11th of November, Arsenal welcomed Burnley to the Emirates Stadium. Mikel Arteta and his men took the lead on the stroke of halftime through Belgium international Leandro Trossard before the Clarets captain Josh Brownhill equalised just nine minutes after the restart.
Arsenal quickly responded through William Saliba who headed home from a corner while Oleksandr Zinchenko sealed the win with an acrobatic scissor kick in the 74th minute.
Vincent Kompany – Burnley manager – said “Take nothing away, we played a fantastic side. The way Mikel [Arteta] has the team working is outstanding,
“For putting in the performance we did, we’re relying on other factors like luck or individual moments but on the two set plays that wasn’t the case.”
Kompany also hailed Arsenal as the best team in the Premier League at set pieces. He said, “Even against a top side, I think it’s something that will make us even sharper, even more aware of the threat of the level of this league. I have to give credit to Arsenal as well, it’s not a coincidence
“These teams that have high possession and play around your box, they create set pieces because of it, dangerous set plays too.”
So far this season in the Premier League, Arsenal have won 106 corners. This is the most out of all 20 teams and 22 more than Manchester United who have won the second most corners.
As of the end of September 2023, Arsenal had scored 16 goals from corners since the start of the 2022/23 season, which is the most out of any Premier League side. This shows it is clear to see Arsenal’s dominance from set plays.