Arsenal: Aaron Ramsdale frustrated with his tactics after lackluster scoreless stalemate with Burnley
Aaron Ramsdale is frustrated with his Arsenal team-mates for not ‘leading the game at Burnley’ in their scoreless stalemate… as he bemoans tactics and tells them their crosses were ‘meat and drink’ alongside Sean Dyche
- Arsenal had the opportunity to move into the top four if they beat Burnley
- But the Gunners were held to a 0-0 draw against Sean Dyche’s side on Sunday
- Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale slammed them for ‘not taking the game’ to Burnley
- He said his teammates’ crosses into the box were ‘meat and drink’ for opponents
Aaron Ramsdale has expressed his frustration with Arsenal’s tactics as he claims the Gunners’ balls in the box were in Burnley’s hands in their 0-0 draw.
A win would have seen Mikel Arteta’s side climb into the top four, but Arsenal lacked an attacking spark as Burnley kept them in a lackluster scoreless stalemate at the Emirates.
Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has lamented his side’s display, blaming them for ‘not taking the game’ against the Clarets.
Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has expressed frustration with Arsenal’s tactics against Burnley
“We didn’t really take the game from them, I’ll give Burnley credit, they defended well,” Ramsdale told Arsenal.com.
“We put balls in the box and it’s meat and drink for Burnley so it’s tough.
“It’s definitely a missed opportunity for three points and to gain league places, but I’ll take the positive from a clean sheet, with the whole team defending. But definitely a frustrating day.
Arsenal were lucky enough to break into the top four with a win over Sean Dyche’s side
But the Gunners were held to a draw in their first Premier League game since New Year’s Day
‘It’s at [fatigue]. It’s hard to say because I’m not the one who runs every three or four days like these guys, but with the quality we had on the pitch, we could have had more.
“We had most of the ball and could have had more chances but I can’t fault the effort the guys put in, defense or attack, it was just a bit if we lacked the quality and also some good Popey saves [Nick Pope] as well as.’
Arsenal are now sixth, two points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester United, but have the chance to recover with their next game only on February 10 against Wolves.