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‘It’s our mistake and they made us pay’

Mikel Arteta says we only have ourselves to blame for our defeat against Burnley.

We controlled the first hour of Sunday's match and had a flurry of chances before Granit Xhaka's red card and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's own goal transformed the game.

"It's another really disappointing defeat because of the way we performed, the way we completely dominated the game, the chances we generated," Arteta told Arsenal.com.

"They had zero shots on target but instead we lose the game. Obviously the red card changes the game completely. Still, we have to defend the set-piece better and we had some really good moments still with 10 men.

"As you could see, you could not fault what the players are trying to do and how much they are willing. And probably it's that they are too willing that Granit did what he did. I'm extremely disappointed obviously.

"Burnley made us pay. It's our mistake. In the Premier League, you have to win the game. It's not a question, it's not a doubt. You have to go and win the game. That's it."

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