October 16, 2021

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Xhaka sees red, as Aubameyang heads Burnley to victory

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Pressure on Mikel Arteta intensified on Sunday evening as his Arsenal side fell to a 1-0 home loss against Burnley.

Although Arsenal dominated possession, the Clarets were patient for their opportunities in a match that was only their second win of the season.

Burnley patience was vindicated in the 73rd minute when they a Josh Brownhill header from a free-kick was helped on by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang into his own net.

The goal came not long after Arsenal were reduced to 10 men. Granit Xhaka had been sent off after a VAR check witnessed him gripping Ashley Westwood by the neck when confronted by the Burnley players for a rash challenge on Dwight McNeil.

The Gunners’ attacking play was much improved in the second half but their finishing still left a lot to be desired, although they were not helped by an impressive array of saves by Burnley’s Nick Pope.

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