Arsenal suffer damaging 1-0 defeat at home to Burnley

This result will only ramp up the growing pressure on Arteta in the weeks ahead as the Spaniard has picked up just one league win in two months.

The Gunners struggled to get into any sort of rhythm in the first half as Rob Holding nodded over and Alexandre Lacazette brilliantly tested Nick Pope.

Arteta looked to have rattled a few cages during the break at the Emirates as Pope was called into quick action to deny Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

But just as the hosts looked to be edging themselves towards breakthrough, Granit Xhaka’s brain fart derailed their efforts.

The Swiss international tangled with Ashley Westwood before losing his head and grabbing the Clarets man by the throat as Graham Scott flashed a red card.

Arsenal looked to cling on from there as Burnley smelt blood in the closing stages.

But it wasn’t to be as Arteta’s miserable was completed as Aubameyang flicked home from a corner………….but unfortunately for the Gunners skipper it was at the wrong end.

Full Time at the Emirates Stadium it’s Arsenal 0 Burnley 1

Arsenal cruise to 2-1 Premier League win over Sheffield United

The Blades can count themselves unlucky after a strong showing at the Emirates, but two goals in two minutes, from Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pepe, snatched all three points

Chris Wilder’s side set their stall out to frustrate the hosts in the first half, with keeper Aaron Ramsdale producing two smart stops from Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

However, despite holding their own in the first 45 minutes, the visitors began to creak under the pressure of Arsenal’s attack as Saka finally found a breakthrough.

Hector Bellerin’s run and cross drew the Blades defence out of position and Saka cushioned home a back-post header.

That goal completely upset the Blades game plan, and Pepe sucker punched them a minute later with a fine solo strike.

United did rally in the final 10 minutes as David McGoldrick curled home, but with no points on the board, the pressure will continue build on Wilder.

FULL TIME AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM ARSENAL 2 SHEFFIELD UNITED 1

Arsenal confirm move for Icelandic international Runar Alex Runarsson

The 21-year old will now join up Mikel Arteta’s side from French team Dijon, after Arsenal had a £1.8m offer accepted by the Ligue 1 club.

Arteta told an interview with the club’s official website he was delighted to final complete a deal for the highly rated stopper, with Runarsson penning a five-year deal at the Emirates.

Runarsson is expected to replace Martinez as Bernd Leno deputy this season, with Matt Macey potentially heading out on loan in the coming weeks.