Burnley hold Arsenal to 4th successive EPL draw in tough match

Burnley hold Arsenal to 4th successive EPL draw in tough match

- Burnley vs Arsenal's Premier League game ended in a draw

- Aubameyang returned for the Gunners after completing his punishment

- The Gunners remain tenth on the table

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Arsenal and Burnley shared the spoils after the regulation period at Turf Moor in one of Sunday's Premier League fixtures.

The Gunners are winless in their last four EPL matches with all four ending in stalemates which means that their chances of playing in Europe are slim.

Mikel Arteta's men got the game started on a bright note with early chances from Alexandre Lacazette but his effort was unable to beat Nick Pope.

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang was presented with a one-on-one chance in the 13th minute after running into space to connect with David Luiz's long pass but the Gabonese striker's final ball went far off target.

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Just moments later, the home team got a chance to punish the Gunners for the wasted effort by their captain but Bernd Leno quickly saved the day.

In the 19th minute, Jay Rodriguez launched a low but powerful shot from long range but the north Londoners' goalkeeper saved that from going into the net.

Gunners duo of Alexandre Lacazette and his strike partner Aubameyang had a few of their efforts halted by the home team.

Having failed to break into Arsenal's backline, Dwight McNeil tried a 25-yard thunder but it went off target as both sides remain goalless.

There were flashes from both sides but neither side could break the deadlock after 45 intense minutes of action.

Mikel Arteta's men, however, returned to the pit showing more intent and purposes with Lacazette and Aubameyang combining play but they failed to take their chances.

Jay Rodriguez's chance of handing the Clarets the lead in the 77th minute failed to cross the line as Arsenal defenders cleared the imminent danger from happening.

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At the start of the second half, Arteta introduced Lucas Torreira to replace Bukayo Saka who managed to finish the first half.

The youngster looked to have suffered a hamstring injury but the extent of his injury remains unclear.

Eddie Nketiah came in for Lacazette in the 89th minute but the visitors still were unable to find the back of the net.

In the end, both sides shared the spoils as the Gunners remain tenth on the log with 31 points.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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