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Barnes urges Burnley to bounce back after Arsenal loss

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Burnley striker Ashley Barnes has issued a rallying call to his teammates after their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday.

Ashley Barnes scored in the 63rd minute to reduce the deficit after Aubameyang’s brace had given the home side a two-goal lead.

Burnley were rejuvenated at 2-1 as they pushed for the equalizer, and got close several times before substitute Alex Iwobi scored to make it 3-1 and kill the visitors’ hopes.

“It was nice to hit the back of the net. I haven’t done it for a while and hopefully, that continues and we can get out of the bottom three,” Barnes told the club’s website.

“I try to give my best and I always will for the shirt and for the club and put everything out there.

“I got a goal but the main thing is the points that we need to start picking up.

“We’ll dust ourselves down and we’ll get ready for Wednesday and hopefully come out with the three points.

“We knew we had two tough games on the bounce and now we’ve just got to try and pick up as many points as possible. We’ve still got a long way to go and we’ll do that.

“These games are important and for everyone to get behind us and us to put in the performances we have done in the last few games.

“I am confident with that group of players in the changing room and the work we do for each other.

“We’ve still got half of the season left. I have no qualms we will get out of it.”