Arsenal player ratings vs Burnley as Xhaka loses his head and Aubameyang scores at wrong end
Bernd Leno: Had hardly anything to do in the entire match as Burnley were content to sit deep and soak up the pressure. Still is comfortably Arsenal's number one goalie given the form of Runar Alex Runarsson. Mikel Arteta will just hope he doesn't egt injured in any way - 5
Hector Bellerin: Was at sixes and sevens for Chris Wood's first half chance, and struggled defensively at times. Yet more crosses were put in by the Spaniard, and he has to provide some better delivery into the box. Will miss the next game due to suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season - 4
Rob Holding: Nowhere to be seen for Chris Wood's first half but had a good game apart from that. Like the rest of the Arsenal defence he was hardly tested until Xhaka's red card. Grew into the game when more was required of him in the final thirty mins. David Luiz may well struggle to get back into the side when he is fit again - 5
Gabriel: Arsenal conceded for the first time from a set piece against Burnley although there was little Gabriel could do about it. Dealt well largely with the threat of Chris Wood and then Ashley Barnes, which has been a problem for many of the Gunners' defenders in the past - 6
Kieran Tierney: Had a very good chance at the start of his second on his weaker right foot and forced a save from Nick Pope. Was hardworking and industrious throughout, and put in consistently decent delivery. You have to wonder how many assists he would have if a striker who was better in the air played for Arsenal - 7Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles
Granit Xhaka: If you think Nicolas Pepe's red card was ridiculous then you'll know that this one takes the biscuit. Completely lost his discipline and grabbed Ashley Westwood by the throat when there was nothing worth getting angry about at all.
Let his team down when they were comfortably on top at the start of the second half. If it were a one off you could forgive him but the Swiss international has form. Absolutely ludicrous from one of the Gunners senior pros - 2
Mohamed Elneny: Tenacious and urgent yet again, but was very lucky not to be sent off himself in the second half. Needlessly got himself involved in a scuffle with James Tarkowski. Had been good up until that point but could have cost his team with a moment of madness - 4
Willian: It's fair to say that fans weren't happy to see Willian playing from the off yet again on Sunday night, but Willian wasn't too bad. Certainly no worse than anyone else at least. Could've got another assist if Gabriel or Bukayo Saka had been more accurate with their finishing.
That would have taken him to four for the season - the most of any Arsenal player. Maybe the Brazilian alone is not the problem at the Emirates - 6
Alexandre Lacazette: Had a guilt-edged opportunity in the first half and simply had to score. To be fair to Lacazette, he is not a number 10, and being asked to play in that position he failed to establish a good link up with the rest of the Gunners front line. Didn't manage a single pass to Aubameyang in the first period - 5
Bukayo Saka: Could have scored early on in the second half, but was often anonymous in this game. Was a bright spark against Spurs, but at just 19-years-of-age the burden can't be on him every week to create goal scoring opportunities for Arsenal - 5
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Things just aren't going for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang right now. He was far more involved against Burnley but ended up scoring in the wrong net. Played in a central role but spent much of his time drifting out to the left to get on the ball. Put in a few decent crosses and might have scored himself from a few strikes in the second period - 5.
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Dani Ceballos (for Lacazette, 60): Was brought on out of necessity after Xhaka's red card and could do little. Was busy as usual but couldn't get on the ball as much as usual with the Gunners reduced to ten men. 5.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles (for Bellerin, 74): Could hardly influence the game from right back. Was a like for like sub and will probably start against Southampton following Bellerin's suspension. Might well have been better suited to a central midfield position however. 5.
Eddie Nketiah (for Willian, 83): Came on too late to influence the game. n/a.