JAMES Tarkowski felt Burnley’s draw with Arsenal represented a “good day at the office”.

The Clarets dominated large parts of the 0-0 draw and saw a late Jay Rodriguez chance hit the bar and bounce down on the line, denying them a first league victory over the Gunners since 1974.

Tarkowski for his part formed a formidable defensive duo with Ben Mee that, a couple of early scares aside, limited Mikel Arteta’s side to few opportunities.

“It’s good that we’ve come off the pitch disappointed that we haven’t beaten Arsenal,” the 27-year-old said.

“I think that shows how far we’ve come.

“It’s been a good few weeks, we were unfortunate not to make it three wins from three, but it was a good day at the office. I thought we did really well.

“I’m not too sure how Jay’s effort didn’t go in, but we’ve looked dangerous from set-pieces and balls going into the box. We were the team that was really pushing for the goal in the end.

“We got used to their shape. (Mesut) Ozil was picking up space early on, which we found a bit difficult to deal with, but once we got that sorted I thought we pretty much dominated the game from that point onwards.

“They’re not having the best time, but they’re still a good team with really good players.

“I thought we were the better team and to come off the pitch disappointed says a lot.”

Another encouraging display backed up the wins over Manchester United and Leicester City with the Clarets 11th in the Premier League table heading into the winter break.

Sean Dyche’s side don’t return to action until they travel to Southampton on December 15.

“If somebody had said that you were going to take seven points from three games after the Chelsea one you would have taken it!” Tarkowski said.

“That’s nice and we’ve got some big games coming up now against teams around us.

“The gaffer’s given us a few days off so we can go and rest up.”