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Arsenal player ratings as Aubameyang own goal and Xhaka red sees Burnley earn a 1-0 win

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Arsenal made it five Premier League games without a win as they lost to Burnley at the Emirates, with an own goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seeing the game finish 0-0 after Granit Xhaka was sent off. The result will pile even more pressure on manager Mikel Arteta, who has come in for criticism in recent weeks. Express Sport has the Arsenal player ratings here.

Arsenal player ratings vs Burnley:

Bernd Leno – 6

Had very few saves to make and could do nothing with Aubameyang’s own goal.

Hector Bellerin – 5

Looked solid enough defensively but could offer more going forward. Was booked and will be suspended for Arsenal’s next league game.

Rob Holding – 6

Rarely threatened by Burnley’s attack. Had a decent chance to score but headed wide.

Gabriel Magalhaes – 5

Allowed Chris Wood an early free header and was lucky the forward fluffed his lines. 

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Kieran Tierney – 6

A rare bright spot for the Gunners. Looked good going forward and solid defensively.

Willian – 6

Showed plenty of endeavour but lacked a real cutting edge.

Granit Xhaka – 3

After Arsenal had begun the second-half brightly, Xhaka got himself sent off and stopped his side’s momentum dead. Another poor show of discipline by the midfielder.

Mohamed Elneny – 4

Lucky not to have conceded a penalty and been sent off after appearing to catch James Tarkowski in the face with his arm.

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Bukayo Saka – 6

Threatened on the left-hand side and saw a good chance saved by Nick Pope in the second-half.

Alexandre Lacazette – 5

Had fewer successful passes in the Burnley half than every player bar Leno and Gabriel in the first-half, despite playing as a number 10. Denied a goal by an excellent save from Pope in the first-half. Replaced by Ceballos after Xhaka’s red card.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 5

Had a handful of chances but continued his poor run of form in front of goal and instead gave Burnley the lead, nodding home an own goal from a corner. Arteta’s faith in his captain remains unwavering.

Substitutes:

(Dani Ceballos on for Alexandre Lacazette, min 60) – 6

(Ainsley Maitland-Niles on for Hector Bellerin, min 74) – 6

(Eddie Nketiah on for Willian, min 82) – 6

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