Arsenal is up against Burnley, but this time they are at home again, a ground that has turned out to be a nightmare for Arsenal in recent meetings. Arsenal has lost three consecutive home games in the Premier League, and they might yet make it 4 in a row, but we feel that today’s game should be a must-win game for them. Mikel Arteta has come under intense pressure in recent weeks, but he needs to start getting positive results now. Their excellent form in Europe should be transferred to the Premier League.
Arsenal will be without new signing, Thomas Partey, who is still sidelined after a recurring knee injury suffered against Tottenham last weekend in the North London derby. David Luiz looks set to return to the team after suffering a head injury against Wolves. Nicholas Pepe serves the last suspension from his 3-match ban. No fresh injury concerns ahead of this clash against Burnley.
Possible Line-up (4-3-3); Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Willian, Saka, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Sean Dyche’s men will be without Phil Bardsley (rib injury), Johan Berg Gudmundsson, Dale Stephens, and Jack Cork. They are all missing due to injury.
Possible Line-up (5-4-1): Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Brady, Westwood, Brownhill, Mc Neil, Rodriguez, Wood.
WHAT TO KNOW!
*Arsenal have won each of their last nine home games against Burnley.
*Arsenal have lost each of their last three home premier league games this season. The lady time they lost four home games in a row was back on December 12th, 1959, in a 4-2 loss to Burnley.
*Arsenal striker Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang has scored more Premier League goals against Burnley than he has against any other side in the competition (7 goals in 5 meetings).
Going with previous meetings against these sides and not overlooking both teams’ present form, I see Arsenal getting their first win in as many EPL games.
Match Preview by Patrick Alexander