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Granit Xhaka’s error see Arsenal share spoils with Burnley

Arsenal hopes of a top five finish were on Saturday dimmed following a Granit Xhaka error that rewarded Burnley an equalizer just before halftime.

The visitors took an early lead when Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dribbled past the host defense and send a powerful striker that could not be stopped by goalkeeper Pope.

Mikel Arteta’s side lost a number of clear chances in the match when a fantastic exchange between Aubameyang and Saka saw the England winger send the ball wide in front of goal.

Substitute Nicolas Pepe failed to direct a Tierney’s cross that hit side of his leg and off to the far corner for a throw in. The former Lille forward saw his clear penalty appeal denied by the VAR to the frustration of the manger.

Everything was going perfectly for Arsenal until when goalkeeper Bernd Leno exchanged passes with Granit Xhaka who failed to return it back and instead try to chip it across David Luiz. It however hit Woods before heading into an empty net.

Determined Arsenal lost a clear chance to win the fixture when Aubameyang strike was blocked with the rebound hitting the post. Pepe also has his opportunity hit the post and back to the field.

The results leave Arsenal in position 10 with 38 points as Burnley rally behind in 15th position with 30 points.

Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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