Arsenal drew their 4th Premier League match in a row as Burnley held the Gunners to a goalless draw at home.
The result means Arteta’s side slips down to 10th on the table and leaves the coach with just one win in the Premier League to show for in his first seven league matches in charge.
Arsenal started the tie against Burnley in energetic fashion but were guilty of missing chances as Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang squandered to put the Gunners ahead.
As the match proceeded Burnley grew more and more into the game and Arsenal became rather sloppy.
Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta however, believes the pitch at Turf Moor contributed to the final result.
“The conditions were difficult. The grass was long.”…
” They didn’t put any water on it and obviously, that is not a very helpful thing to play football. “, stated Arteta.
Burnley’s official Twitter account replied by aiming a waggish dig at the Arsenal boss for his comments after the match, changing the header of their account to a picture of a lopsided turf.
Arsenal desperately seek resurgence as they sit on the tenth position with 31 points, only ahead of Burnley on goal difference.
Focusing on fine-tuning their football should help Mikel Arteta and his men instead of lambasting about the turf. Otherwise, they would only be manifesting the claim of the Gunners being a ‘banter’ club.