Calum Chambers admitted that the Burnley game was a "bittersweet" experience for him after his first Premier League start in more than a year did not end with a victory.
Long-term injury victim Chambers last lined up for a top-flight fixture in December 2019 and he played on the right at Turf Moor as Mikel Arteta looked to repel Burnley's aerial threat.
The manager said afterwards that Chambers totally deserved his chance.
"He played a really good game," said Arteta. "We felt that we needed him today for the quality of Burnley and the type of game that we're going to play and I thought he was excellent."
Chambers himself was delighted to be back in the mix but he felt we deserved all three points.
"It's a bittersweet moment to be honest," he told Arsenal Media.
"It was great to be back out there with the boys, it's been a long time for me in the Premier League. So personally it's good to be back out there, but unfortunately it's not the result that I wanted to get today.
"I think we deserved more out of the game, we were pushing well towards the end and on another day, one of those chances drops in for us. So we're all very disappointed. It's going to be about how we react and move onto the next game.
"We played the way we wanted to play for a large majority of the game," added Chambers.
"When you come to a place like this, you don't want to get sucked into the way they play, because they're very good at it. So it's important that you stamp your authority on the game and that we play our style.
"I think we did that for large chunks of the game but unfortunately we didn't get the result."
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