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Gray's Belief Not Shot Down By Gunners

23 January 2017

Andre Gray is adamant the Clarets will pick up points on the road after pushing another of the Premier League big guns all the way.

Burnley's last-gasp 2-1 defeat at Arsenal means Sean Dyche's side are still add to the solitary away point they earned against Manchester United at Old Trafford at the end of October.

But only a controversial 98th-minute penalty at the Emirates Stadium allowed the Gunners to complete the double over Burnley and move up to second in the table.

And Gray believes the performance in North London was another indication that the Clarets are heading in the right direction.

The striker said: "We have taken positives from a lot of the away games, especially against the top teams.

"We lost 2-1 against Manchester City and Tottenham and drew against Manchester United, so we aren't an easy team to play against.

"We just need a bit of luck. We needed that on Sunday but it just went against us.

"We put in a performance and deserved something out of both games.

"A lot of teams come to Arsenal and roll over and get pumped. We dug in there and really put ourselves about and caused them a lot of problems.

"It was a disappointing day for everybody but we've got to take the positives.

"Sometimes quality shines through in the end but we are still putting ourselves about.

"We just need to work on that little bit of quality in the final third, that final pass and we will come away with three points.

"It's just that final bit of the puzzle we are lacking at the moment but I'm sure that will come."

Gray took his goal tally for the season to six with his own injury-time penalty against the club he supported as a youngster.

To finish empty-handed then came as a double frustration for the Clarets' leading scorer as Arsenal - down to 10 men following the 65th-minute dismissal of midfielder Granit Xhaka - grabbed the win when Laurent Koscielny moved from an offside position to earn a penalty when he was caught by Ben Mee's challenge.

"I thought we were in it for the whole game," added Gray, whose pace and aggressive running caused problems for Arsene Wenger's title hopefuls.

"We let ourselves down with a disappointing set-piece but we stayed in there and managed to get an equaliser and once you get that you back yourself.

"It was great to score and you think you can hold on for a point or even nick it, because they were down to 10 men.

"What happened after that - it was a big decision to give and it's gone against us."

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