Arsenal are coming off the back of a disappointing Carabao Cup semi-final defeat to Liverpool during the week and will be eager to return to winning ways here against Burnley. In fact, the Gunners couldn’t have asked for a better opponent to play than Burnley as they’ve lost just one of their last 18 league meetings with the Clarets. A win here could potentially take them into the top four and boss Mikel Arteta will settle for nothing but victory.
It looks like Burnley’s seven-year stay in the Premier League could be coming to a close as they sit slap-bang bottom of the league standings after registering just a single win across their 17 league fixtures so far this campaign. Only Norwich City have scored fewer goals than Sean Dyche’s side and given they’ve just sold key striker Chris Wood to relegation rivals Newcastle United, you have to wonder where the goals are going to come from.
- Are undefeated in 16 of their last 17 matches against Burnley in all competitions.
- Based on home form alone, Arsenal would be third in the table.
- Are conceding less than a goal per game on home soil in the league this season.
- Thomas Partey returned from AFCON for Arsenal’s Carabao Cup meeting with Liverpool following Ghana’s early exit, but was dismissed late on in Thursday’s loss and is absent along with Granit Xhaka, who was sent off in the first leg.
- Nicolas Pepe and Mohamed Elneny remain with their respective nations for AFCON, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bernd Leno, Cedric Soares and Calum Chambers are injured.
- Are without a win across their last eight matches and have lost their last three.
- Have been losing at both half time and full time in their last three away league matches.
- Have failed to win any of their last 11 away matches in the Premier League.
- Have not tasted victory since the end of October.
- Burnley saw their meeting with Watford postponed for the second time this season after a COVID outbreak in the squad.
- Burnley only had 16 first-team players for training on Friday so there are still plenty missing.
- Maxwel Cornet remains absent due to his AFCON participation, while Ashley Barnes is sidelined due to injury.
Arsenal -1 @ 118
Burnley are going to struggle to fashion chances and don’t have too many clinical finishers available to the. Expect Arsenal to put in a professional performance and ensure that they take all three points here. They should be able to score at least twice, however, if they do win by just a single goal, we’ll receive our stake back.
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