Burnley Fight Hard But Suffer Arsenal Loss
Burnley suffered a fifth successive league defeat as the Vertu Motors-backed side were unable to secure a result from a tricky game away at Arsenal.
With Arsenal having lost to Newcastle in their previous game, Vincent Kompany and his side made the trip to London hoping to take the fight to the championship chasers.
A disciplined first half performance kept Burnley level until just before half time when Leandro Trossard pounced to score from close range.
Burnley fought back however and equalised when a shot from Josh Brownhill deflected past the goalkeeper to make it 1-1, only for Arsenal to grab the lead within three minutes when William Saliba nodded in a corner.
A scissor kick from Oleksandr Zinchenko when the ball deflected back off the Burnley bar then made it 3-1 and even though Arsenal had Fabio Viera dismissed for a rash tackle on Brownhill, the Clarets were unable to make the man advantage pay.
With rivals Sheffield United fighting back to grab a point against Brighton, Burnley have slipped to the bottom of the table ahead of the next game against West Ham at the end of the month.