Arsenal took on Burnley in the last round of Premier League fixtures before the international break, and having beaten Chelsea 3-0 last week before earning three points in the Champions League against Basel, Gunners fans were expectant.
But it was only with the last kick of the game that Arsene Wenger’s men sealed victory against an excellent Burnley defence.
GOAL Burnley 0-1 Arsenal (90+2 mins). Walcott's knockdown is forced over the line by a combination of Oxlade-Chamberlain & Koscielny #BURARS
— Premier League (@premierleague) October 2, 2016
@Arsenal it's the captain with the goal to win us three points at the death!#BFCvAFC 0-1 (90) pic.twitter.com/qcCxEbubos
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 2, 2016
Fans were mightily relieved, after the result took Arsenal to within two points of league leaders, Manchester City.
Arsenal fan right now.. pic.twitter.com/1gMuwAeNCT
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) October 2, 2016
Atfer a difficult 20 years in the job, Arsene Wenger was perhaps a little fortuitous when Laurent Koscielny’s winner came around.
Ref not sure whether to give offside or handball, so he gives a goal. 1-0 to the Arsenal.
— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) October 2, 2016
Was that Arsenal goal a) not a corner b) offside c) handball and d) over the 2 minutes? I'm sure Wenger will acknowledge his good fortune…
— Hector Nunns (@senornunes) October 2, 2016
Even the guys at Fantasy Premier League couldn’t work it out.
Goal – TO BE CONFIRMED
Assist – TO BE CONFIRMED
Burnley 0-1 Arsenal (90+2mins) #BURARS #FPL
— FPL (@OfficialFPL) October 2, 2016
Alan Sugar wasn’t best pleased.
Typical Arsenal in the last 10 seconds lucky lucky arsenal @piersmorgan
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) October 2, 2016
Arsenal have a bit of a knack for this last-minute goal business.
90+ – Teams with most 90th minute winning goals in PL history:
Liverpool – 28
Arsenal – 23
Chelsea – 20
Everton – 19
Man Utd – 18
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 2, 2016
Fight till the end! #COYG ð´âªï¸ pic.twitter.com/aoI2rVKQr1
— Alex Ox-Chamberlain (@Alex_OxChambo) October 2, 2016
Burnley can feel hard done by, having worked hard for a point.
Koscielny is offside and handles ball. Apart from that a perfect Arsenal winner. How do officials miss that ? Feel for Burnley.
— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) October 2, 2016
But the result stands, and continues Arsenal’s fine run of form.
5 wins in a row
4 clean sheets in a row
Unbeaten in the last 9 games#Arsenal pic.twitter.com/y3AtZEjBSX
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) October 2, 2016
The north London side just about got away with it.
Arsenal win it in the last second of the game! #AFC pic.twitter.com/TJCYt0OyCh
— Match of the Day Mag (@MOTDmag) October 2, 2016
And we’re sure Wenger couldn’t have asked for a better anniversary present.