Mikel Arteta hit out at the state of Burnley’s pitch after seeing his Arsenal side draw 0-0 at Turf Moor.

The Clarets had the better chances and will feel they should have taken all three points.

Jay Rodriguez missed the best of the lot, seeing an effort from 10 yards late in the piece hit the underside of the bar and bounce down on the line before the Gunners cleared.

Arteta criticised what he believed to be a tactic from the Clarets, saying he had even prepared for it by not watering the pitch at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground in the run up to the game.

"The conditions were difficult, the grass was long, they didn’t put any water on it and that is not a very helpful thing to play football," said the Gunners boss.

"Absolutely (I expected the conditions) I didn’t water the pitch yesterday at the training ground. 

"I expected it but it doesn’t make it easy to play. It is their game, they do really well what they do, it is their strength and you are allowed to do it so we had to adapt.

"We adapted really well in some moments but it is not the grass it is the quality and what they (Burnley) do they do really well and we could not cope with that in the right way."