BURNLEY'S bad luck against Arsenal continued on Saturday as they were narrowly beaten 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

Goals from strike duo Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were enough to hand the Gunners the three points as Ashley Barnes drew Burnley level on the stroke of half-time.

Nick Pope thinks his side were unfortunate not to come away with a point.

"It seems to happen here a few times. The performance was really encouraging," said Pope.

"We put Arsenal under some real pressure by pressing high up the pitch and we got some joy from that.

"When you come to the big grounds and the top six that's how you want to play and, unfortunately, we just fell a bit short.

"We put them under some real pressure, and we were a bit unfortunate at the end, I think.

"They are going to have spells when they're on top, we know that. It's riding them out the best you can and sticking at it.

"The game's going to come your way again and when it gets to the last 10 minutes you know they're going to get a bit nervy and you might get one more chance.

"And if you score late you've got a great chance of getting a result."

The goalkeeper has started the first two Premier League games and is basking in being back out there after a long injury absence.

"It was a slow time last year and a long season for me," Pope added.

"So to be back out there with this team I'm really proud, especially with the boys today.

"I know there will be 10 in front of me running their hearts out to protect my goal, so I can't ask for any more.

"When you come to big grounds and the top six you normally have more to do so I like to step in when I can.

"I had a couple of cup games last year and in the Under-23s towards the end of last season.

"You get sharpness in pre-season, so I don't feel I've been out of it as long as I have been match-wise.

"I'm feeling really good at the minute, so I have to carry on performing at a good level."