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Mikel Arteta opens up on Arsenal ‘pressure’ after Burnley frustration

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Mikel Arteta admitted Thursday’s Europa League tie with Olympiacos is now a “massive game” for his side in the wake of Saturday’s frustrating draw at Burnley.

Granit Xhaka’s bizarre error late in the first half gifted Burnley an equaliser after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s early opener, leading to more dropped points as Arsenal remain stuck down in 10th place.

Arteta – who defended both Xhaka and the tactics of playing from the back – admitted after the match it is now “really complicated” for the Gunners to secure European football via the Premier League, putting the focus on their last 16 first leg in Piraeus this week.

“We have the pressure of representing this club and what it means in any competition that we play is we have to…



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