Arsenal 2-1 Burnley: Wasn’t easy, but three-peat dreams alive for Gunners

Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Calum Chambers and Alexis Sanchez scored on either side of halftime to push Arsenal past a game Burnley side 2-1 in the FA Cup’s fourth round.

Saturday’s game at the Emirates Stadium did not provide a vintage Arsenal performance, and Sam Vokes‘s goal had it 1-1 at the break.

There hasn’t been a winner of three-straight FA Cups since 1886, when Blackburn Rovers did the trick.

Mohamed Elneny took his FA Cup starter’s bow in the win.

[ MORE: Chelsea makes it official with USMNT defender Miazga ]

Chambers scored a goal through traffic with the outside of his foot, bending it past Tom Heaton to make it 1-0.

When the clock hit 30, Burnley was celebrating a goal. The Gunners failed to clear a couple of chances from the Clarets, and Tendayi Darikwa sent a gorgeous cross from the right that Vokes rose to nod across goal and home.

Alexis broke the deadlock despite plenty of pressure from countering Burnley, cutting through the box to sidefoot an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pass behind Heaton.