Burnley 1-1 Arsenal: Draws are beginning to feel like losses

Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Photo by JON SUPER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Photo by JON SUPER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Arsenal came out of a tough fixture at Turf Moor and surprise surprise, they didn’t manage to get 3 points. The game finished Burnley 0-0 Arsenal but, in all honesty, the visitors should have done much better with the chances afforded to them.

Mikel Arteta fielded a strong lineup and it was obvious there would be chances given the creativity in the side. In the end, it was only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who found himself on the scoresheet  for Arsenal.

Arsenal were by far and away the better side in terms of how the game panned out, and if you were to guess the scoreline, you would have come out of the match favouring the Gunners. But it wasn’t to be, as the strikers failed to convert chances on a consistent basis.

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At the end of the day, it’s the result that matters most. I could sit here all day and write about how we had the best chances, and I could also complain about VAR (and rightfully so), but at the end of the day, Arteta has every right to be fuming with his players.

The lads out there today didn’t show anywhere near the mentality they should have done to fight for the win. Blaming all the external stimuli doesn’t help; the fact of the matter is, if the players truly wanted to win, they would have done.

Being content with draws is the mentality which needs to be scrapped. Arsenal are not a drawing side, they should be a winning one. It’s all well and good Arteta coming out post-match to talk about what should be done better, but it’s about time to actually start implementing these changes. Don’t act concerned with consistent draws, actually be concerned.

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What did you make of Arsenal’s display against Burnley at Turf Moor this afternoon?