Burnley 1-1 Arsenal: 3 things learned as VAR causes outrage at Turf Moor

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) /
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3. Composure in front of goal is key

Arsenal’s striker Bukayo Saka (Photo by CLIVE BRUNSKILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

This is something that’s been reiterated again and again this season with Arsenal and it’s something that will always keep cropping up, and that’s the chances they create compared to the chances they are able to put away.

Aubameyang, Saka and Pepe were just a few of the many players that had chances in today’s game and they came so close to comfortably putting Arsenal ahead in the first half, with Pepe missing two chances not too far away from the end of the game.

Arsenal and Arteta will be frustrated as when you create so many chances in a game and don’t put enough of them away, it costs you points and for a team like Arsenal who do not have Europe confirmed for next season as of yet, three points, especially against a lower table team like Burnley is so crucial.

Arteta certainty has a lot of talent in the squad and the right talent to produce finishes and win games confidently, but the end product isn’t always there and that is something that needs to be improved.

It could be down to focus, as apart from Aubameyang’a goal early on, Arsenal lost focus a lot of times and let Burnley had a lot of the ball, especially when they started to sit back too deep and allow Burnley to push up into the final third more often.

Arsenal had a total of 15 shots in front of goal, six of those which were blocked by Burnley’s defence, three on target and six off-target.

The Gunners will be looking to certainly capitalise on their chances as they face Olympiacos in the Europa League round of 16 first-leg tie on Thursday, the team who knocked them out last season and again in the North London Derby on Sunday.

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