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Mikel Arteta laments Granit Xhaka red card in loss to Burnley


Mikel Arteta says Granit Xhaka's red card in Arsenal's 1-0 loss to Burnley was "a mistake". After a goalless first half, Arsenal started to work Nick Pope with a number of chances as the hosts built up a head of steam only for Granit Xhaka to be sent off with 58 minutes on the clock, a VAR check confirming he grabbed Ashley Westwood around the throat. Arsenal tried to rally with 10 men and pushed forward in the hope of an equaliser. But as the the full-time whistle sounded, it was met with jeers from the returning fans, as Arsenal lost a fourth straight home league game for the first time in over 60 years.

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