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Arsenal: Aaron Ramsdale is left frustrated tactics after lacklustre goalless stalemate with Burnley

Aaron Ramsdale is left frustrated with his Arsenal team-mates for not ‘taking the game to Burnley’ in their goalless stalemate… as he bemoans the tactics and tells them their crosses were ‘meat and drink’ to Sean Dyche’s side

  • Arsenal had the opportunity to climb into the top four if they beat Burnley 
  • But the Gunners were held to a 0-0 draw against Sean Dyche’s side on Sunday 
  • Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale criticised them for ‘not taking the game’ to Burnley
  • He said his team-mates’ crosses into the box were ‘meat and drink’ to opponents 


Aaron Ramsdale expressed his frustration at Arsenal’s tactics as he claimed the Gunners’ balls into the box played into Burnley’s hands during their 0-0 draw. 

A win would have seen Mikel Arteta’s side climb the table into the top four but Arsenal lacked attacking spark as Burnley held them to a lacklustre goalless stalemate at the Emirates. 

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale lamented his side’s display as he criticised them for ‘not taking the game’ to Burnley. 

Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale expressed his frustration at Arsenal’s tactics against Burnley

‘We didn’t really take the game to them, I’ll give credit to Burnley, they defended well,’ Ramsdale told Arsenal.com.

‘We put balls in the box and that’s meat and drink to Burnley, so it’s a difficult one. 

‘It’s definitely a missed opportunity for three points and to gain places back in the league but I’ll take the positive of a clean sheet, with the defending of the whole team. But definitely a frustrating day.

Arsenal had the chance to move into top four with a victory over Sean Dyche's side

Arsenal had the chance to move into top four with a victory over Sean Dyche’s side

But the Gunners were held to a draw in their first Premier League game since New Year's Day

But the Gunners were held to a draw in their first Premier League game since New Year’s Day

‘It is down to [fatigue]. It’s a difficult one to say because I’m not the one running about every three or four days like those lads have been doing, but with the quality we had on the pitch, we could have got more.

‘We had most of the ball and we could have made more chances, but I can’t fault any of the effort the lads have put in, defending or attacking wise, it was just a bit if quality we missed and also a few good saves from Popey [Nick Pope] as well.’

Arsenal now sit in sixth, two points behind Manchester United in fourth, but have the chance to recuperate with their next game not coming until February 10 against Wolves.

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