Mikel Arteta remains confident his Arsenal side are on the right track despite Saturday’s frustrating 1-1 draw at Burnley dealing another blow to their European push.
The Gunners remain unable to lift themselves out of mid-table as results remain inconsistent, every good moment seemingly followed by a backward step that puts the top six further out of reach.
The first half at Turf Moor was the perfect illustration – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s sixth-minute opener was followed by a string of chances as the Gunners picked up where they left off against Leicester last week – but instead of putting Burnley away, Arsenal shot themselves in the foot.
Granit Xhaka was the culprit, taking a short pass from Bernd Leno and then bizarrely firing the ball against Chris Wood and into the net, a goal gift-wrapped for the Burnley forward.
Xhaka was sent off when Arsenal lost to Burnley in December, while 13 months ago the sides shared a point in a goalless draw at Turf Moor on…
Source: Complete Sports