Burnley midfielder, Steven Defour, admits that although he didn’t see Arsenal’s penalty from the bench on Sunday, he’s frustrated that this has happened three times in a row now.
Defour has spoken about how frustrating Burnley’s 1-0 loss to Arsenal was this weekend, seeing as this is the third time it’s happened to a last-minute goal.
“It’s three times now at the end of the game, I’m getting a bit frustrated,” Defour said.
“I didn’t see the penalty, I was on the bench, at some point I saw the referee pointing to the penalty spot and I thought ‘not again’.
“They were a bit surprised we played football, but even when they pressed us we stayed calm, we played out and got some combinations.
“I think we’re proving every game over and over again that we deserve it. I don’t think we’ve stolen any points, they were all deserved.
“It was a bit of a blow because we didn’t deserve to lose.”
Alexis Sanchez dispatched the spot-kick on Sunday afternoon in front of an irate home crowd at Turf Moor.
Aaron Ramsey had been pushed in the area, leading to the penalty, and although Hector Bellerin also had a claim waved away earlier in the second half, you can understand why Burnley’s players still feel a little hard done-by.
Overall, the Clarets had 36% possession after Arsenal dominated the second half. Arsene Wenger’s men had 18 shots to Burnley’s eight. However, both sides had just two on target.
It wasn’t a perfect win from Arsenal’s perspective but it was three points nonetheless during a season where few of the big decisions actually seem to be going our way.
The three points push us up above Liverpool and Spurs, who both drew their matches against Chelsea and West Brom respectively.
Burnley remain seventh. However, their three match unbeaten run in the Premier League has been put to a stop.