BEN Mee believes watching England boss Gareth Southgate would have taken away a positive impression of the Burnley players keen to catch his eye.

Southgate was at Turf Moor for the Clarets 1-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday and it was Burnley's contingent of England players that would have attracted his attention, with Gunners pair Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck only featuring off the bench in the final quarter.

Jack Cork was called up to Southgate's last Three Lions squad and defensive foursome Nick Pope, Matt Lowton, James Tarkowski and Mee himself are all striving to impress.

Despite suffering more injury-time heartbreak against Arsene Wenger's men, Mee thinks the English quintet could have impressed the England boss.

"Hopefully he has taken some positives form ourselves and a few of our players are fighting to catch his eye," he said.

"I just want to play well for this club and do well and keep keeping clean sheets like we have done in the past few weeks.

"We were unfortunate not to do that again, so I just want to play well and whatever comes along with it comes."

History repeated itself for the Clarets against Arsenal. Having twice suffered injury-time defeats in controversial circumstances last term, Burnley again appeared set to earn a deserved point until Aaron Ramsey's tumble under a Tarkowski challenge, with Sanchez scoring from the spot.

"It happened to us against these a couple of times last season, so to happen again is really disappointing. It was a kick in the teeth,” said Mee.

“I thought it (the penalty) was soft. His (Ramsey’s) back was towards me and I was concentrating on the ball coming over his head.

“Tarky said he put his arms up and the ball was going over his head, so there was no reason to push him.

“Tarky’s disappointed. He didn’t feel he had done too much to affect the player who went down.

“He was disappointed, but he was fantastic again so there will be no hard feelings towards him and he will pick himself up and come back.”

Burnley had dominated the first half against Arsenal and had matched the visitors throughout the game.

“There were massive positives,” Mee said. "We matched a really good side and played really well in the first half.

“I think we had the better opportunities, the better of the play and created some good chances.

“The second half was a different game. We had to dig in and defend really well and counter on the break.

“We played well and we will pick ourselves up from this disappointment and we will go and perform on Wednesday (at Bournemouth), for sure.”