Mikel Arteta is under serious pressure at Arsenal as the Gunners’ miserable start to the season continued with a 1-0 defeat at home to Burnley.
Things went from bad to worse for Arteta as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally ended his goal drought… at the wrong end.
The Arsenal captain’s own-goal, heading a Burnley corner into his own net, ironically proved to be the winner, but it was Granit Xhaka’s moment of madness which will leave fans fuming.
With Arsenal on top, the Swiss international was sent off following a VAR review after needlessly putting his hand on Ashley Westwood’s throat.
There were 2,000 fans inside the Emirates watching the match, but Arsenal’s display made the stadium feel eerily quiet, and the loudest noise came as the full-time whistle was met with jeers.
Having entered the game on the back of the club’s worst start to the season in almost 40 years, there were rumours Arteta had three games to save his job.
But the Arsenal manager could now be under more immediate pressure after a fourth-consecutive defeat which saw his side fail to score at home to a Burnley side who have managed to score just six times this season.
The Clarets climb out of the relegation zone with the victory, and Arsenal are just five points above it in 15th after a fourth-consecutive home defeat..