Three Players Who Disappointed Arteta In Burnley 1-1 Draw

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is disappointed with his side’s draw with Burnley on Saturday.

The Gunners took the lead through captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with the Gabon international beating Nick Pope at the near post with a powerful low drive.  

But Burnley earned a point through Chris Wood after a mix-up between Granit Xhaka and Bernd Leno.  

Here is a look at the three players who let Arteta down.

Granit Xhaka

The Switzerland international’s poor pass cannoned off Wood and into the net, costing his side all three points in the process.

Bernd Leno

While Xhaka was to blame for Burnley’s leveller, question marks should also be raised over Leno.  

The Germany international should have cleared the danger. With Clarets players honing in around him, that was the logical thing to do.  

Instead, Leno decided to pass short. And that led to Xhaka making a mistake, and therefore Wood finding the net.    

The German did redeem himself with a couple of fine saves late on yet, if it wasn’t for his mistake, Arsenal fans would be celebrating victory.

Martin Odegaard

Arsenal need the Norway international to adjust to life in England as fast as possible. Odegaard barely made an impact against Burnley, with Lacazette giving the Gunners a focal point after his introduction around the 60th minute.  

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If he continues to struggle, he may just be sent back to Real Madrid with his tail between his legs.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago

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