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Arsenal 0-1 Burnley, Player Ratings: Idiotic Xhaka & awful Aubameyang cost Gunners

Arsenal's dismal domestic form continued on Sunday as they fell to a fourth straight home defeat

10:21pm on Sunday 13th December 2020
Carlo Garganese

Arsenal's miserable run of form in the Premier League continued on Sunday as they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Burnley on Sunday.

The Gunners succumbed to a fourth straight home defeat in a game which saw Granit Xhaka sent off and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang score an own goal.

Arsenal v Burnley: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

So who impressed and disappointed on the night?


Matthew Lowton: 7.5

The right back was the standout outfield player on the pitch as he neutralised all of Arsenal's attacks down Burnley's right-hand side.

He made a game-high six interceptions, while his seven recoveries were only bettered by one outfielder; Robbie Brady.


Granit Xhaka: 5.9

Xhaka was Arsenal's best player last week but, for the umpteenth time in his Gunners career, a complete lack of discipline cost his side dear.

With Arsenal the better team for the first hour, the midfielder had a moment of madness as he was sent off for grabbing Ashley Westwood by the throat. It was all downhill for Arsenal from there.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 5.9

Aubameyang finally ended his long run without scoring a goal - unfortunately it was in the wrong net.

The Gabon international disastrously put through his own goal, heading past Bernd Leno with 16 minutes remaining to condemn Arsenal to yet another defeat. In attack, he did manage four shots and two on target - but nothing is working for the striker right now.


Nick Pope: 8.4

Burnley will have a debt of gratitude for their goalkeeper, who made a string of fine saves to deny Arsenal.

The 28-year-old made six stops to keep Burnley in the match and pave the way for a crucial victory in their fight against relegation.

However, he had little to do after Granit Xhaka's red card as Burnley saw out the game comfortably to earn their first ever win at the Emirates.

Arsenal v Burnley: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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