Arsenal’s terrible home form continued on Sunday evening when the Hanners were defeated 1-0 in the Premier League by Bernley.
The boring first half was followed by a dramatic second half, where Chuck’s red granite was put together by Pierre-America Aubameyan’s own goal for Sean Deachy’s victory.
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The way in which the Arsenal could accumulate from behind was often a source of real danger, especially when they made their way to the last third and actually to Bernley. The fast climb they tried was a pretty solid success, and if they weren’t so shy, they could really put the Clarets to the test.
The lack of real intensity became painfully obvious during the game, and there was no struggle in their game when they leaned their backs against the wall. There was a gap between the defense and midfield that opened all kinds of possibilities for the visitors, and after constant attempts to have them play on crosses, they were moving fast.
Score of 10 for managers
5 — Arteta’s lack of side animation was a strong indication of his current thinking, and when Arsenal couldn’t break with what hadn’t been so inspiring since XI, he didn’t have a plan B. He wasn’t able to make inspirational replacements and wasn’t able to inspire creativity after the short time span at the beginning of the second half.
Fault! The file name is not specified. Ksaka was rightly thrown out of the field for brutal behaviour when the arsenal suffered another heavy defeat. LAURENCE/BENZIN/AFP GRIFFITS on Getty Pictures.
Player ranking (1-10; 10 = the best players registered after 70 minutes are not ranked)
GK Bernd Leno, 5 — He met his defense partners several times and was unable to score the winning goal.
D.F. Hector Bellerin, 4 — The Spaniard’s lack of spatial awareness contributed to Burnley’s confidence, which manifested itself in the timing of another avoidable yellow card.
DF Rob Holding, 5 years — Regularly out of position and with health problems, the best time for Burnley is an instinctive title drifting across the bar.
DF Gabriel, 6 — To give him some rest through his body language and his growing role as a leader. Not enough to save them from defeat.
DF Kieran Tierney, 6 – Although his energy level is by far one of his best traits, he was unable to deliver the crosses needed to unlock Bernley’s disciplined side from behind.
MF Mohamed Eleni, 5 — The arsenal was too dependent on Eleni’s energy because he was forced to occupy 90% of the midfield, even though he had made a rather conservative turn.
MF Granite Xhaka, 3 — His negative style was one of the problems, but his character was a big problem the day after he was fired for grabbing Kieren Westwood by the throat.
MF Willian, 5 — Was more productive at the beginning of the second half, but was too often caught chasing shadows from the ball.
FW Alexandre Lacazette, 5 years old — I had to sit too low to win, and on the 12th minute I had to sit too low. I did my best.
MF Bukayo Saka, 5 — The youngster carried the ball perfectly toward the goal, but after being controlled by a couple of Burnley players at one point, he had to resort to a kicking strategy that hopefully would work in the 52nd minute.
FW Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 4 — He coached other players in the game, constantly looking for scoring opportunities, although his goal took a new turn in the form of a decisive own goal.
MF Dani Ceballos, 6 — Looks like he often got lost in the middle of the park and didn’t seem to have much direction after being brought in after the red card.
DF Ainsley Maitland Niles, N/R — Couldn’t make many changes except a bad test to give Burnley a dangerous free kick.
FW Eddie Neckia, N/R — He didn’t have the front line that Arsenal needed to balance Burnley’s problems.