Arsenal survived a searching examination of their FA Cup ambitions at the hands of Burnley to reach the fourth round of the competition following their 2-0 victory.

The Gunners were grateful to Croatian striker Eduardo who scored the first and made the second for Nicklas Bendtner.

Their opponents from the mid-table of the Coca-Cola Championship deserved to come off the field with their heads held high - it was not until Kyle Lafferty had been dismissed for a studs-up challenge midway through the second half that their challenge ended.

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