Arsenal continued its negative results in the Premier League, by losing to its home against Burnley (1-0), Sunday evening, at the end of the 12th round of the English Premier League.
It was a coincidence that the Arsenal striker, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, broke his fast of scoring, with a goal against his team by mistake, in the 73rd minute.
The London team is in a critical situation, after this defeat, as it ranks 15th in the league, with 13 points, while Burnley raised its score to 9 points, and rose to 17th place.
The first 10 minutes passed quietly, before Arsenal launched the first dangerous attack, in the 11th minute.
That is when Willian headed the ball to Lacazette, who tried to shoot it in front of the goal with one touch, to go to Saka, whose attempt collided with the defense, and then to Aubameyang, who in turn rebounded his attempt from defense to a corner.
Burnley responded in the 14th minute, when Rodriguez raised a measured ball over the uncontrolled head of Wood, whose attempt went alongside the post under the amazement of his teammates.
Arsenal dominated the ball most of the time, but clashed with the resilience of Burnley’s defense led by Tarkowski, especially in the air balls.
The Gunners had a fairy tale chance to open the scoring, in the 52nd minute, when Willian passed by Mee, before returning the ball into the area to Saka, who shot it directly to save goalkeeper Bob.
Arsenal received a painful blow, when the referee declared the red card in the face of Xhaka, who clashed violently and nervously with McNeil, and Lacazette left the field after the expulsion, to enter Dani Ceballos.
Burnley took advantage of the lack of numbers in the ranks of its host, to open the scoring in the 73rd minute, when Westwood executed a free kick, which Brownhill tried to follow without success, to reach Aubameyang’s head, who put it in the net of his team by mistake.
Arteta dropped striker Eddie Nketiah instead of Willian, and Tarkowski played a heroic role in the 86th minute, when he hit the header from Saka’s powerful shot, to get the ball into a corner that did not bear fruit.
Arsenal tried to equalize the result in the remaining minutes, to no avail, as Holding directed a weak shot, which was bounced by his teammate Nketiah, and Pope easily picked it up in stoppage time, to end the match with the victory of the guests (1-0).