Kieran Gibbs took out Francis Coquelin before Burnley scored v Arsenal

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Kieran Gibbs deserved an assist for the pivotal role he played in Burnley’s equalising goal at Arsenal on Saturday afternoon.

The left-back accidentally slide-tackled Francis Coquelin just as the French midfielder was about to close down Scott Arfield. No, really. (Scroll down this page to see the footage - it’s hilarious).

Arfield, helped by Gibbs’ tackle on his teammate, then spread the ball out wide to Tendayi Darikwa, whose beautiful cross was headed home by Sam Vokes.


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Fortunately for Gibbs, Alexis Sanchez put the Gunners 2-1 up after the half-time interval. And, at the time of writing, Arsene Wenger’s men are still ahead and on course to secure their place in the FA Cup fifth round.

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