We have played a great game. The stats are clear: the % of pass of many players on the pitch (Xhaka, Ramsey, Iwobi, Koscielny, Mustafi, Gabriel, Ozil) are close to the 90%.
We have tempted to explore many solution, trying to unlock their defense with speedy change of direction on the flanks or passing / assisting Giroud to open spaces for the midfielders.
Should be good to know why Wenger asked to Ozil to run into the box - Arsenal today have played with a 4-2-4 - and not asked to be the playmaker, trying to attract on of their defenders and open more space for Iwobi and Alexis. During many times, Xhaka and Ramsey hadn’t the solution to pass the ball to him because he was on attack.
Unfortunately the Ref has ruined a game with his shocking decisions. Two Burnley players would have deserved the red cards because of two violent elbows and hasn’t conceded a clear penalty to us.
Zero discussion about the red card showed to Xhaka. I wish to Granit to spend his time into an aseptic white room to think about his mental qualities and how to improve them.
Thumbs up for our defenders, to Petr Cech (despite the same penalty not saved) and to Aaron Ramsey. I will vote the welshman as man of the match because finally showed his qualities, is improving his pass quality, tried to be decisive like the past and helped the defense to put pressure on the opponents.