Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta bizarrely blamed the grass at Turf Moor for his sides lacklustre showing against Burnley.
The Gunners could only manage a 0-0 draw with Sean Dyche’s men on Sunday.
Both teams had chances to win the game, but it was the home side who looked the most threatening going forward.
In the aftermath of the match, Arteta took aim at the state of the pitch.
"The conditions were difficult - the grass was this long and they didn't put any water on it, and that's not a very helpful thing to play football,” he explained.
"I didn't water the pitch yesterday at the training ground because I expected it, but that doesn't make it any easier to play.
"They do what they do really well, and you are allowed to do it so we have to react to that.
“In some moments it wasn't the grass - it was their quality and what they do really well, and we could not do it in the right way."
Burnley boss Sean Dyche claimed the result proved his side can comfortably mix it with the Premier League elite.
"You don't want to get too greedy, it's a good run of performances and results,” he said.
“I thought we did enough to edge it, we had a couple of golden chances and kept them to meagre ones.
"We're not a side that's going to create so many, it's about the quality of chances. We asked enough to score a goal.
"We were on a tough run and the last three games have shown we can be at least competitive."
Arsenal have won just six of their 25 Premier League games this season.
However, they are unbeaten in all competitions during 2020.