– Arsenal vs Burnley ended in a 1-0 defeat for the Gunners at the Emirates
– Aubameyang’s own goal in the second half separated the two sides as Arsenal’s woes deepened
– The result leaves them rocked in 15th on the standings with just 13 points from 12 rounds of matches
– This was Burnley’s first league win over the north Londoners in 46 years
A Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang own in the second half of Arsenal’s clash against Burnley on Sunday night, December 13, was the difference as the tie ended 1-0.
The Gunners were keen to use the fixture to return to winning ways following their 2-0 defeat in their previous tie against rivals Tottenham.
However, despite dominating proceedings from the early exchanges, Arsenal were unable to break a resolute Burnley who were solid at the back.
Chris Wood had the best chance to put the Clarets ahead in the 14th minute but he mistimed the thrust as he rose for a header.
Arsenal’s best chance of the half came in the 21st minute through Rob Holding who headed over from Saka’s flat cross.
North London side had another goalscoring opportunity seven minutes, but Alexander Lacazette could not quite get the ball over the line.
The second half of the match saw Arsenal start impressively but once again failed to make their efforts count.
Granit Xhaka went on to pick a red card in the 58th minute after the midfielder appeared to put his hands around Westwood moments after he fouled McNeil.
Things went from bad to worse for Arsenal in the 73rd minute after Aubameyang directed the ball into his own net from Westwood’s corner.
The star forward rose high to head off only for the ball to fly past Bernd Leno at the near post.
Solitary goal eventually condemned Mikel Arteta’s men to defeat, their fourth consecutive home loss in the top-flight.
The result leaves them rocked in 15th with just 13 points, with Burnley moving up the ladder from the relegation zone.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Arsenal legend Paul Merson stated emphatically that current gaffer of the Gunners Mikel Arteta should tender an apology to Mesut Ozil for freezing him out of the squad this term.
Mesut Ozil has been facing serious issues at the Emirates stadium this term as the German has not been allowed to play any game in the Premier League.
Arsenal have suffered from a lack of creativity and this was never more obvious than in last weekend’s North London derby defeat to Spurs.
And since Arsenal’s defeat against Tottenham in the Premier League, there have been questions over how Mikel Arteta can fix his problems ahead of their next game.
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