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Burnley boss was unhappy with the antics of some Arsenal players in his side's defeat at the Emirates.

Sean Dyche accused Arsenal players of diving as his side were beaten 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

A Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brace put the Gunners on course for three points before Ashley Barnes halved the arrears for the visitors – only for substitute Alex Iwobi to wrap up the victory in stoppage time.

There were a couple of flashpoints during the game and Barnes was arguably lucky to still be on the pitch to score after he had been booked and committed a number of further fouls.

Granit Xhaka was involved in a touchline spat after a challenge went against Burnley on halfway, while Mesut Ozil remonstrated with referee Kevin Friend having had a free-kick shout turned down.

Alexandre Lacazette also seemed to go down easily under pressure in the away penalty, and the Gunners were criticised by an unhappy Dyche.

"We certainly didn't get a lot today with the decisions," a visibly angry Clarets boss said.

"Where do you want to start with the decisions? Shall we start with the 61 games without a penalty?

"And a clear double-handed push in the back on Kevin Long. That's a pretty good place to start, I think.

"There were two dives. No one seems to want to do anything about diving in the game apart from me. I'm still amazed by it.

The major talking point ahead of kick-off was the inclusion of Ozil in the Arsenal starting line-up, with the 30-year-old also named as captain for the afternoon.

The German was dropped from the squad for Wednesday's defeat to Tottenham and had not started a league game since November 11 – with Emery saying on the eve of the Burnley clash that he could not assure him of a place in his side, nor confirm whether he would remain past the January window.

"(It was a) very good response," Emery said.

"I think he played like we needed today. His skills, his commitment with us today was very good and he helped us. We need Mesut Ozil and today, he was there for us."



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