Arteta says his Gunners need to improve quality-wise.

Updated: Feb 4, 2020

Arsenal were held to a goalless draw with Burnley at Turf Moor.


Mikel Arteta was pleased with Arsenal's defensive display in their goalless draw with Burnley on Sunday, but he confirmed that his Gunners are "very far from what I want" in regards to their attacking performance.


The Gunners were far from their best in a match where Sean Dyches' Clarets came close to grabbing three points when Jay Rodriguez hit the crossbar from close range late in the game, however, both sides eventually shared the spoils at Turf Moor.


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"We have to improve quality-wise," Arteta told Sky Sports. "We are very far from what I want in terms of sustaining attacks and being more unpredictable in our play, but that's a process.


"We generated the chances that you expect here to put the game to bed. We didn't do it.



"I was very pleased with the first 15-20 minutes: the way we came out, the way we controlled the game, the opportunities that we generated. And we were on top of the game. I think we had the chances to score one or two goals in that moment.


"After 20-25 minutes, we started to give some sloppy passes away, to concede free-kicks, throw-ins, corners and that sequence [is] very difficult to get out of that."



Arteta added: "The way the boys defended the box, it was really good. I think we have improved a lot in the way we have conceded [fewer] chances."


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