Arsenal made it two in two after beating Burnley at the Emirates with Dani Ceballos starring in a full debut to remember.
For the first time in ten years, Arsenal have won their opening two games of the Premier League season. Alexandre Lacazette scored on his first appearance of the season from a Dani Ceballos corner to give Arsenal the lead. Arsenal did end the first half level with Burnley after Ashley Barnes scored the equaliser.
The introduction of Nicolas Pepe at half time did add some spark to the Arsenal attack, as the Gunners pushed hard for a second goal. The goal did arrive, courtesy to Ceballos’ hard work as he fed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who scored his second goal in as many games. That’s two winners from the Gabon striker in two games, and he is already proving to be a significant contributor to Arsenal’s cause.
However, it was Ceballos that stirred the pot at the Emirates with his brilliant, energetic performance on his full debut. Ceballos also became only the third Arsenal player to register two or more assists on his debut, with the other two being Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ray Parlour.
With David Luiz also a significant contributor in defence, and Nicolas Pepe was dazzling the Emirates crowd with his cameo. It all looked bright for Arsenal as they stood the Burnley test. Twitter reacted as usual, and the focus was on Ceballos’ performance. There were also words for the front three partnership of Pepe-Aubameyang-Lacazette or now known as PAL.
Let’s take a look at some interesting tweets from the Twittersphere.
Like mentioned earlier, Ceballos’ name was sung across twitter for his superb debut and here are some tweets that described his display against Burnley.
We probably have no real chance of keeping Ceballos but…
…WE NEED TO PULL ALL STOPS WHEN THE TIME COMES FOR THE LAD!#ARSBUR
— Jason Simpson (@GotJUICE_) August 17, 2019
— 101 GOON SQUAD (@Apollian24) August 17, 2019
— aubameLax (@Lchilax) August 17, 2019
— Rehan Kamal (@thisisrehan) August 17, 2019
— DIANO OLWENYI PETERS (@DianoPeters) August 17, 2019
Then the chatter revolved around the aforementioned attacking trio of Pepe-Aubameyang-Lacazette. While Pepe couldn’t get on the score sheet, the other two did and proved crucial in Arsenal’s win. According to Twitter, these are exciting times ahead for Arsenal.
— Jack Burns (@J_burnsy_87) August 17, 2019
— 🔴⚪️•Boston•Gunner•Billy (@Arsenal_Boston) August 17, 2019
Raaah ! The team chemistry looks so good man. The videos of the initiation songs some of the lads posted on their Instagram stories shows it ! Can tell Laca & Auba are the driving force behind this inclusive and positive dressing room ❤️🔴⚪️ #Arsenal #AUBA #LACA
— Alonzo Stainbank (@alonzostainbank) August 16, 2019
That nutmeg though!
— James Perry (@JPerryComposer) August 17, 2019
— Atheist_Gooner (@Atheist__Gooner) August 17, 2019
— Arsenal Thoughts (@ArsenalBrain) August 17, 2019
— Dean (@GermanOak13) August 17, 2019
With David Luiz also making his Emirates bow, there was some chatter around his likeness to fellow Gunners’ star Matteo Guendouzi. Overall, Luiz had a good game and that too got its due credit. And most importantly the chatter closed with some mentions on the importance of the three points against Burnley.
Shame about conceding the goal, otherwise Arsenal controlled the game solidly. I know people will say it's only been Newcastle & Burnley, but I think the team looks very promising, now if can only just stop the breakaway when an attacking move breaks down….#COYG #ARSBUR 👏🏼
— Bully Arsenal ⭕️ (@MrBullyArsenal) August 17, 2019
– Ceballos is such an interesting player to watch.
– Nicholas Pepe will destroyer players.
– David Luiz and Sokratis pair is everything Arsenal always needed.
– Lacazette and Aubameyang seem an irreplaceable strike pair.
– This Arsenal is full of energy and creativity.#ARSBUR
— RTX (@_rotexy) August 17, 2019
— eddy mwanzä (@mwanzaholic) August 17, 2019
— Shahzeb Khan (@shahzebk10) August 17, 2019
— Tuwei Dennis (@D_K_TOfficial) August 17, 2019
— babscar 🇸🇳 🇧🇪 (@babscardiallo) August 17, 2019