Arsenal again swallowed the bitter pill in the face of the 2020/21 Premier League season. Mikel Arteta’s men were beaten 0-1 against Burnley at home.
In this match, what might look disappointing was the fact that the only goal that was scored came through the suicide of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
In fact, the North London Club appeared quite dominant in the match which took place at the Emirates Stadium. In fact, their domination had been taking place from the first minute.
But unfortunately, the situation seemed to change when the captain Granit Xhaka received a red card from the referee.
The incident began with a conflict between the two players, Xhaka, who was carried away with emotions, then choked one of the Burnley players, Ashley Westwood. Because of this action, Xhaka immediately received a red card and left 10 of his colleagues on the field.
Obviously, playing with just 10 players behind has never been easy for Arsenal. As a result, Mikel Arteta’s troops were unable to reverse their position and the match ended with a score of 0-1.
After the match, coach Mikel Arteta could not deny that the Red Granit Xhaka card had changed everything.
“Absolutely dominance from the start of the match until the moment Granit Xhaka was sent off”
“We created opportunities for pressure, the attitude of the players was great, the way we played was very good. They were totally willing and maybe too willing at the important moment we crossed the line and a player came out, “Arteta told Sky Sports.
Not only that, Mikel Arteta even thought that this moment was worse than Nicholas Pepe’s moment in the match some time ago. Arteta is sure, Xhaka will admit that this defeat happened because of his mistake.
“In conditions like this, it feels worse. I think this has to do with the willingness and energy given to the game, but that’s no excuse. I’m sure he will say it,” concluded Arteta.
With this red card, the Swiss player will certainly not play with the Arsenal squad against Southampton in the Premier League match on Thursday (17/12 /) at the Emirates Stadium.