Arsenal thrashed Huddersfield Town 5-0 on Wednesday as a second-half onslaught helped to maintain their 100 percent home record in the Premier League this season.
Alexandre Lacazette’s seventh league goal of the season, scored after three minutes, was all that divided the sides at halftime but Huddersfield caved in after the break as Arsenal scored three times in four minutes.
Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez combined to set up Olivier Giroud in the 68th minute and they both got on the scoresheet themselves as Arsenal moved through the gears.
Giroud grabbed his second late on as Arsenal celebrated a 12th successive home league win, a run stretching back to last season.
Elsewhere, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe’s 40th birthday was ruined at Dean Court as Burnley continued their giddy Premier League ride with a 2-1 victory that took them to sixth in the table.
New Zealander Chris Wood struck in the 37th minute for Sean Dyche’s high-flyers, slotting home a deflected cross before Robbie Brady’s thumping right-foot shot midway through the second half doubled the lead.
Josh King, with only his second league goal of the season, ensured a nervy finish for the visitors.
Yet Burnley held firm to secure a fourth away win of the season, which represented their best return in a top-flight campaign since 1974-75 and lifted the Clarets above Tottenham Hotspur in the table.