Arsenal lose at home again
Granit Xhaka was sent off as Arsenal were beaten 1-0 by Burnley at the Emirates to pile further pressure on manager Mikel Arteta.
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored an own goal from a Burnley corner to condemn Arsenal to their fourth consecutive home league defeat at the Emirates. It is the first time in 61 years they have lost four in a row at home in the league.
Both sides had gilt-edged chances in the first half, with Chris Wood missing a simple header with the goal gaping. Alexandre Lacazette then had a shot well kept out by Nick Pope.
Early in the second half, Arsenal were on top but only tested the palms of Pope. Xhaka was dismissed just before the hour mark for grabbing the throat of Ashley Westwood and Burnley from then on sensed a chance to win.
Aubameyang then headed in from a corner in the 73rd minute to give the Clarets their second win of the season and lift them out of the relegation zone.
The Arsenal captain has scored twice in 12 league games, and has not scored from open play since the opening day.
Arsenal lie 15th in the table after making their worst start to a top-flight season since 1974-75, taking 13 points from 12 games.
Mikel Arteta’s side have lost seven of their last 10 league games and have scored just 10 league goals this season.
Arsenal have received six Premier League red cards since Mikel Arteta took charge, double that of any other side.
Ben Mee and James Tarkowski made a combined 15 clearances and four blocks.
The goal was only Burnley’s sixth league goal of the season; they’ve only managed 29 shots on target all campaign.
The win was Burnley’s first against Arsenal in the top-flight since September 1974.
Featured image: Players of Burnley celebrate after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal scores an own goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium. (Photo by Nick Potts – Pool/Getty Images)