The Gunners enjoyed the majority of possession but were lucky to escape Turf Moor with a point in the end as Jay Rodriguez hit the bar from inside the six yard box.
Arteta’s men appeared to be somewhat uninspired despite the return of captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from suspension following a three-game absence for his horror tackle against Crystal Palace.
And when asked why his side put in a “sloppy” display against the Clarets, Arteta said that he thought the playing turf should have had another cut before kick off.
"Well the conditions were difficult the grass was 'this' long,” the Spaniard vented.
“They didn't put any water on it and that's not a very helpful thing to play football."
That’s not to say Arteta hasn’t planned for those tactics from the hosts though, admitting he had tried to imitate similar conditions in training during the week.
He continued: ”Absolutely. I didn't water the pitch yesterday in the training ground so I was expecting it. That doesn't make it easier to play.
“It's their game, they do really well at what they do. It's their strength, you are allowed to do it so we have to adapt.”
The draw against Burnley leaves Arsenal 10th in the Premier League on 31 points from 25 games, 10 points off the top four, but fourth off Manchester United in seventh.
They will look to pick up their first win in five matches when they host Newcastle next Sunday (4:30pm).