Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta bemoans his side's missed chances.

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta disappointed with his side's 1-1 draw against Burnley.


Arteta's Gunners are languishing in mid-table. [Getty]

The Gunners failed to seal a win against the Clarets in the Premier League.


Arsenal started the match in flying colours and took an early lead through Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but suffered yet another frustrating afternoon as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Burnley.


The Gunners, who were in cruise control at Turf Moor in the first half, failed to capitalise on their dominance in the game and a blunder between Bernd Leno and Granit Xhaka handed Sean Dyche's side an equaliser.


Arteta's boys just couldn't find a way to break Burnley as the game went on and were even awarded a late penalty after Nicolas Pepe had a volley blocked by Erik Pieters on the line.


Following a VAR review, it was confirmed that the ball had hit Pieters' shoulder rather than his arm, summing up a frustrating afternoon for the away side, who have kept only one clean sheet in their past 11 games in all competitions and are currently languishing in mid table.


Speaking to BBC's Match of the Day, Arteta said: "If you don't score your big chances, if you give a goal to the opponent and you don't get the referee's decision when you need to, it is very complicated in the Premier League to win a lot of games.


"The top teams sustain results and level through 10 months in this competition and you have to come here and win the game comfortably in my opinion.


"When you have those moments in the game when you are so dominant you have to go two or three goals up and the game is over.


"We gave them a goal, it can happen in football and I demand that we play the way we do. It can happen when you play long."


Goalkeeper Bernd Leno added: “We had many big chances. I think we should have got a penalty and in the end, it is only one point and I think we deserved more.


“In the first half we played our game and we dominated. It should have been two or three-nil and it was 1-1.


"In the second half we played too much of Burnley’s football and it doesn’t suit us or anybody in the Premier League.


On the Burnley equaliser, he said: “We wanted to build out again because it had been working and it was very unlucky from Granit [Xhaka] but it happens.


"There is always a risk to play out from the back but this is our style. I think we have more than enough situations where it works to our advantage."



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