Oleksandr Zinchenko was one of the best performers for Arsenal during the 3-1 Premier League win over Burnley on Saturday afternoon.
The 26-year-old was a second-half substitute in the last two games, but he was reinstated into the starting line-up against the Clarets.
With Ben White picking up a knock in training, Takehiro Tomiyasu switched to right-back which allowed Zinchenko to reclaim his left-back role.
The Ukrainian made the most of the opportunity with a lively performance. He capped the display with a stunning ‘karate kick’ goal from the edge of the box.
Aside from his stellar strike, the left-back had 116 touches with 82 accurate passes. He won an impressive 14 duels alongside five successful tackles.
Zinchenko also completed 100 per cent of his long balls (7/7). It was an outstanding response from him on the back of being dropped from the XI.
The former Manchester City man was hugely consistent with his showing in his debut season, but he has yet to replicate the same level of displays.
Hence, the decision to drop him to the bench was justifiable. The injury to White opened the door for him and he grabbed the chance with both hands.
Arsenal will be facing Brentford on the road after the international break. Zinchenko should be fancied to keep his place after starring versus the Clarets.
The Gunners are currently second in the standings, equal on points with leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand against Chelsea on the road.
Stats from Sofascore.com