Kieran Terni said Arsenal should be “deprived” after Burnley stalled at home, so how bad is the situation for the Gunners now?
1-0 loss, Courtesy of captain Pierre-American Aubamayang’s own goal, the London team finished 15th in the table and with seven defeats in the last 10 league games.
Thousands of fans inside the Emirates Stadium expressed their displeasure at the end of the game.
“We’re not showing the manager what we can do and how much we trust him,” said Tierney, an international from Scotland.
“Every game has signs that we’re doing a little bit better but it’s still not good enough.
“Hard work is one thing [that can fix this], Nothing more for this. There is no excuse. There is nothing that I can say that will make people believe that something positive is coming out of this. “
Terni is not wrong If you are an Arsenal supporter, statistics make for a serious lesson:
- The defeat means Arsenal have lost four straight league games at home for the first time in 611 years.
- The Gunners went 12 hours 32 top flight minutes without finding the net in the open game.
- With four wins and a draw after 12 games, this was their worst start to the top flight season since 1974-7575, when they won two and drew three.
- Their 10 goals after 12 Premier League games were their lowest at this stage of the top-flight season since 1981-82, when they had eight.
- Arsenal have received six Premier League red cards since Michael Arteta took charge last December, more than double any other side over the same period.
The latest act of catastrophic discipline cost them dearly against Burnley.
Sunday’s red card was shown to Granit Jakha for a very short time to catch Claret’s midfielder Ashley Westwood’s neck bell, 15 minutes later visitors grabbed the winner.
Nicolas Pep was sent off for violent behavior for the second time this season after a ে 72 million club-record in the red card in the title against Leeds last season.
The hosts were lucky not to get the second match when Mohamed Elleneni reached out to James Tarkovsky’s face in a corner, for which Egypt were painted yellow.
Asked if Jha’s dismissal was unacceptable, Arteta told BBC Sport: “Yes. I think I’m interested in doing something good, competing to do everything.
“We took it the wrong way. You will be punished when you get over the line.”
This is no longer easy for the in-form Southampton hosts Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.
Asked where his performance against Burnley left off, the Spaniard replied: “In a worse position.
“If you have to win matches after this kind of performance, you have to win easier than that. It has put us in a difficult position and we have to try again on Wednesday.
“I don’t know how to keep the ball in the net.”
Former Premier League striker Chris Sutton said on BBC Radio 5 Live: “If I’m an Arsenal fan listening to that Michael Arteta interview, I’m worried about the manager.
“He said he was happy with the attitude, one of his players was duly dismissed and Mohamed Eleni should have gone too.
“He said they played well, he said they were very willing. I might be wrong but I didn’t see it. I think he got it wrong.”
Former Arsenal defender Alex Scott added to MOTD2: “You don’t have to do that in that area of the pitch to deal with granite hack first then it has completely changed the game. With VAR you can’t do that.
“It’s that red fog, it’s in control and knowing that you can’t do it and in the position we’re in, my team needs me.
“When you watch today’s game, who is the star for Arsenal? It’s the young left-back Kieran Tierney Will. I’m so disappointed with Willian that I haven’t seen him pass the ball or even move.”