Arsenal fluffed their chance to close the gap on the top-six clubs in the Premier League when they were held to a goalless draw against Burnley at Turf Moor.
Both teams, who started the day on 30 points, had enough chances to break the deadlock in either half, but the finishing of both sides lacked quality on more than few occasions.
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had chances to put the Gunners ahead in the first half, but neither of them were able to convert.
Burnley then sprung to life in the second-half and had a plethora of opportunities to go ahead. However, they were wasteful in the final third, with Jeff Hendrick putting his header wide and Jay Rodriguez’s effort somehow hitting the underside of the bar before bouncing out.
The result means another draw for Mikel Arteta’s men, their 13th of this season, and they still remain 10 points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
Here’s how we rated the Arsenal players after the game:
Bernd Leno - 7
Leno made a couple of good saves to preserve his clean sheet. He could have been under more pressure had Burnley been more accurate with their finishing, though.
Other than that, the German should have been better in terms of when to play out from the back as he caused a few needless problems for his team.
Hector Bellerin - 5
Bellerin was tested defensively by Dwight McNeil and he struggled to deal with the pressure at times. Going forward, the Spaniard wasn’t really a presence apart from on a few occasions in the last 10-15 minutes.
Shkodran Mustafi - 8
Another solid performance from Mustafi, who remarkably recovered from the injury he suffered last week and was a solid presence at the back for the Gunners.
His game-reading was superb and the ability to win physical battles was key.
David Luiz - 8
Coming back from suspension, it was a solid display from Luiz in terms of keeping the opposition in check and passing the ball with great accuracy from the back.
Bukayo Saka - 5
The stand-in left-back started the game well and looked bright. He picked up a knock after receiving a challenge and had to be subbed off at half-time.
Granit Xhaka - 7
The Swiss international showed his versatility one more time when he started the game in central midfield before playing the whole of the second-half at left-back.
He was solid in both positions and seemed comfortable both on and off the ball.
Matteo Guendouzi - 6
Guendouzi worked hard for the team in midfield, however, some of his passing could have been better to instigate attacks.
The youngster is a plucky presence in the central areas but he needs to take more care of the ball in pressure situations.
Gabriel Martinelli - 5
Martinelli played on the right-wing and wasn’t effective as he usually is on the other side.
The youngster worked hard off the ball, but he wasn’t able to be a threat to the opposition defence near the touchline. Arsenal need to get him involved in games more centrally or allow him to play on the left where he can cut inside.
Mesut Ozil - 5
Ozil had a bright first 15 minutes but a frustrating rest of the game. Once Burnley figured a way out to mark his movements, it became very tough for the former German international.
Arteta subbed him off after the hour mark, and understandably so.
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang - 5
The captain had two very good chances in the first half, but he missed them both. Other than that, he had a quiet game with minimal quality shown in building attacks from the left-hand side.
Alexandre Lacazette - 3
Another game with no goal for Lacazette, who missed a good chance in the second minute of the game and struggled to fight it out against Burnley defenders thereafter.
He is one player who looks very short of confidence. Subbed off in the second half.
(SUB) Lucas Torreira - 6
Came on at half-time and added more spice to the midfield. Had a sight of goal with a speculative effort and covered a lot of ground off the ball.
(SUB) Joe Willock - 5
Willock came on in the 64th minute to add more legs and guile to the number 10 role. He did the former with, but the quality of his final ball was lacking.
(SUB) Eddie Nketiah - N/A
Came on in the 89th minute and had very little time to impact the game.