Arsenal hasn’t shown too much since the start of the season if not worse, Arteta is still reeling in the mess at the Emirates. Round 12, having only had to host a crisis-sought Burnley at home, if they can’t get the win then it is very likely that the captain’s chair will be replaced.
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The Gunners are experiencing a poor start to the season, while teams in the Big 6 are slowly reest establishing their inherent order, Arteta’s army is still in crisis. 15th place speaks to the stalemate of the emirates home team. The low form of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette also contributed significantly to the london club’s poor run of form. But after all, Arteta is still the one who needs to stand up to the pole after a series of disappointing performances.
After 11 matches, Arteta and her students brought only four wins, one draw and six losses. The attacking line was in poor form with only 10 goals, while the defence proved too immature with 14 goals conceded. Arteta is being extremely conservative with his tactics, and it puts his team at a disadvantage. If we don’t find a new, more generous way to get on the ball sooner, then perhaps the captain’s chair at the Emirates Stadium will soon have a successor.
Burnley have always been a familiar team in the relegation race, sean Dyche’s army can not leave too big an impression due to the quality of the squad as well as the limited economic potential. It’s hard for a team as small as they can do. The Clarets haven’t made too many changes this season, they’re even somewhat down in form.
Arsenal are on a streak of eight consecutive home wins over Burnley, the last eight of which have also seen an average of over 2.5 goals come every time the Clarets march to the Emirates. Arsenal have also scored at least two goals per game in their last eight games against Burnley, but they have struggled in recent times as the front row has picked up five of their last seven Premier League games. This match is most likely a place for the Gunners’ goalscorers to find the feeling of scoring goals to bring victory to their team.
The home side played explosively at the start of each half, while Burnley were only really themselves for the first 15 minutes of the game before they reduced the tempo of the game. Arteta probably needs to reconsider how to rotate the ball up the line as quickly as possible. Attacking situations also require good touch points to finish with a goal. Any mistake could put the Spanish captain’s chair in jeopardy and now it’s time to correct the mistakes.
Arsenal:Bern Leno; K.Tierney, Gabriel, David Luiz, H.Bellerin; B.Saka, D.Ceballos, G.Xhaka, Willian; A.Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Burnley:N.Pope; Taylor, B.Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Brownhill, A.Westwood, R.Brady; J.Rodriguez, C.Wood
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