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  • Updated: December 14, 2020

EPL Result: Auba's Own Goal Edges Burnley Past Arsenal, Pressure Builds On Arteta

Arsenal suffered their fourth consecutive home league defeat in the English Premier League (EPL) this season after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's own goal handed Burnley a 1-0 on Sunday.

AllNews understands that Mikel Arteta is breaking Arsenal's record in a bad way after the Gunners suffered their fourth consecutive home defeat since 1959, the Spaniard is really testing the patience of the Emirate board. 

The Gunners were again undone by indiscipline as Granit Xhaka's needless sending-off just before the hour mark turned the game in Burnley's favour.

Aubameyang who is yet to score a league goal from open play since signing a lucrative new three-year contract in September ended up scoring at the wrong end when he flicked in Ashley Westwood's corner 17 minutes from time.

Burnley who had been dull in attack (scoring just 6 goals - conceding 18 goals) won their second match of the season, the first against Arsenal at the Emirate stadium. 

Victory takes Burnley out of the relegation zone, while Arsenal crept ever closer to the drop zone as they sit 15th, just five points above the bottom three.

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"We need to put the ball in the net, that's what is missing. What we did and what Burnley did there is no comparison," said Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.

The Spaniard was hailed for his instant impact in leading Arsenal to the FA Cup last season, just eight months into his first senior managerial role.

However, Arteta is now under mounting pressure with little sign his side can turn things around and high-flying Southampton, Everton, Manchester City in the League Cup, and Chelsea to come in their next four games.

It was a familiar tale for Arteta's men as they failed to take their chances and were then undone by a red card and one moment of sloppy defending.

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Arsenal has scored just twice in their last eight league games.

England international Nick Pope repelled the home side before half-time with saves from Kieran Tierney, Aubameyang, and Bukayo Saka.

However, Arsenal's momentum was lost when Xhaka was shown the third red card of his career at the Emirates for grabbing Westwood by the throat.

That was the sixth red card Arsenal has been shown in Arteta's time in charge, double the number of anyone else in the Premier League in that time.

"We know that these things are unacceptable and the moment that we are in now it's even more so," added Arteta.

"We had complete dominance from the start to the moment that Xhaka was sent off. We created all the chances, pressing, the attitude of the players was amazing the way we played in moments it was really good.

"They are really willing and probably too willing in key moments, we over-stepped the line and got a man sent off."

Burnley relied on a set-piece to make their man advantage count as Aubameyang unwittingly turned Westwood's teasing delivery into his own net.

Elsewhere in the Premier League this weekend the return of 2,000 fans proved a galvanizing force for clubs in areas of England able to reopen their gates.

However, there were boos at the Emirates at full-time with Arsenal finding themselves in the unchartered territory of a relegation fight.

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