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Granit Xhaka was dismissed for violent conduct as a desperately poor Arsenal side were jeered off by their own supporters after being stunned by Premier League strugglers Burnley.

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Defeat meant Mikel Arteta’s side have now lost four straight league games at home for the first time in 61 years.

Gunners skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s wretched run of form continued as he failed to score at the right end – and headed an own goal at the other end.


Burnley’s winner came after Xhaka was dismissed on 58 minutes for grabbing the throat of Clarets midfielder Ashley Westwood – the Swiss midfielder given a red card after referee Graham Scott reviewed the incident on the pitch-side monitor.

The statistics make for equally unpleasant reading.


Arsenal’s ineffectiveness in front of goal has now seen them go 12 hours and 32 minutes in the premier league without scoring from open play.

See the other unwanted records they’ve broken:

✓Defeat means Arsenal have now lost four straight league games at home for the first time in 61 years.

✓With four wins and a draw after 12 games, this is their worst start to a top-flight season since 1974-75, when they had won two and drawn three.


✓Burnley have claimed their first top-fight victory over Arsenal since September 1974, ending a 15-game winless run against the Gunners (D4 L11).

✓Arsenal’s tally of 10 goals after 12 Premier League games is their lowest at this stage of a top-flight season since 1981-82 (8 goals).


✓Arsenal have received six Premier League red cards since Mikel Arteta’s first game in charge in December 2019, double that of any other side in this time.

✓Since Granit Xhaka’s Premier League debut in August 2016, only Manchester City’s Fernandinho (4) has received more red cards in the competition than the Swiss midfielder (3).

✓Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s own goal was the first time Arsenal have conceded via a set-piece this season, becoming the 20th and final team to do so.

✓Aubameyang’s own goal was also the first he has scored in his professional career


✓Arsenal attempted 18 shots against Burnley, the most the Gunners have had in a home Premier League game without scoring since February 2016 (22 v Southampton).


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