Burnley 0 Arsenal 0
By Burnley FC
February 2 2020
Perhaps it’s just not meant to be as the Clarets were left waiting for their first Premier League win over Arsenal.
But after a terrific Turf Moor performance - and a first home draw in almost a year -they could not have come closer.
And after a run of 10 successive league defeats against the former champions, stopping the rot was the least Sean Dyche’s men deserved as they made it seven points from three games to go into the mid-winter break in great shape.
The hat-trick of wins after the victories over Leicester and Manchester United that had transformed the Clarets’ fortunes proved cruelly elusive as Jay Rodriguez went closest to a late winner with an effort that bounced down off the bar and away via the goalline.
But Burnley could have given no more from a tremendous collective effort which will have earned tired limbs a deserved few days off.
And to remain level on points with Arsenal and 11th in the table leaves spirits high for the final push ahead.
Not since their first visit to Turf Moor in the Premier League have the Gunners dropped points but they rarely get an easy ride.
And that was certainly the case again once the Clarets – unchanged from their history-making win at OId Trafford – had survived an anxious start.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – so often a thorn in Burnley’s side – was back from a ban for the visitors and missed the kind of chance after 14 minutes he invariably buries in the fixture.
Released by David Luiz’s ball over the top the Arsenal captain dragged his effort wide and then when getting into a similar position later in the half failed to beat Nick Pope, who read the danger smartly to dash off his line and smother an attempted lob.
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