Arsenal have finally secured their first half-time Premier League lead of the season.
Unai Emery's side went into the break against Burnley with a 1-0 lead, thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's goal.
The Gunners will move level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea if they are able to see the game out, having won 11 games, drawn four and lost three of their 17 encounters thus far this season.
Indeed, a lenghty unbeaten run was brought to a sudden end by Southampton last weekend, a result followed by a 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham.
Wins over the likes of Huddersfield Town, Spurs, Bournemouth, Fulham and West Ham have all been achieved without a lead at the interval, however, as have draws with Manchester United and Liverpool.
The Gunners next take on Brighton on Boxing Day, prior to a trip to Liverpool before the New Year.
It remains to be seen if Emery will again give Mesut Ozil the captain's armband for those matches, having handed him the responsibility in the clash with Burnley.
Rumours persist over Ozil's future at the Emirates, with several reports claiming he could depart the club on loan in the January transfer window. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇