Unai Emery’s Arsenal discarded their defeats against Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur as they comfortably saw off Sean Dyche’s Burnley.
The Gunners led at the halfway stage for the first time this season; ending a 17-match streak, with Burnley now guaranteed to be located inside the relegation zone come Christmas.
Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang opened the scoring with a right-footed tap-in, after a magnificent through ball from Mesut Ozil, and Sead Kolasinac laying it on a plate for the Gabonese striker.
Aubameyang extended his lead at the top of the Premier League top scorer’s leaderboard as he found the back of the net once again before Ashley Barnes - who was fortunate to still be on the pitch at the time - drawled Burnley back into the clash.
Alex Iwobi secured the victory in the latter stages of the match as he converted a missed-hit strike from Ozil.
Arsenal continued their impressive record of not losing to a team placed in the relegation zone at home for 28 games - a record that goes back to 2008 when they drew 4-4 with rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium. The last time the Gunners lost to a relegation-threatened team was in 2007 when they endured a narrow defeat at the hands of West Ham United.
Arsenal could break back into the top four with a victory on Wednesday evening as they face Brighton at the Amex Stadium.