Arteta slams Xhaka after red card as gunners suffer shocking 1-0 loss to Burnley

Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta has slammed Granit Xhaka after red card in Arsenal's 1-0 loss to Burnley Pic: GettyImages)

Arsenal coach , Mikel Arteta, has hit out at Granit Xhaka, after he was sent off for violent conduct during their 1-0 home defeat to  Burnley on Sunday.

The Gunners were dominating the game but were yet to score when Xhaka grabbed Ashley Westwood by the throat.

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Things went from bad to worse, when captain Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang scored an own goal, the proved to be the winning goal for Sean Dyche’s side.

Thereby resulting in the gunners fourth successive home defeat in the league for Arsenal and Arteta’s side now sit 15th in the table, just five points above the relegation zone.

“You saw the performance of the boys, how much they wanted it, the way they played, the chances we created, the dominance we had throughout the game.

“Again, we threw the game away by giving a silly red card and we lost the game,” Arteta told Sky Sports.

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When asked for his comments on Xhaka’s red card specifically, he replied: “Same words [as I said about Pepe’s against Leeds].

“In this condition, even worse. The conditions we are in, without winning football matches, you cannot do that.”

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Arteta is  could now be under pressure on the back of the club’s worst start to the season in almost 40 years, with reports suggesting he has three games to save his job.

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