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Arsenal 1/5 to win against Burnley 0

Posted on January 22, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are big favourites to pick up all three points against Burnley when the two sides lock horns at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League this afternoon. The Gunners have been in fantastic form in recent weeks, particularly on home soil, and will fancy their chances against a Burnley outfit who haven’t managed a victory on the road all season.

Arsenal could move above second-placed Tottenham Hotspur and third-placed Liverpool with a win at home today. Arsene Wenger’s men have won three of their last four games overall in the division and four straight victories on home soil ahead of this afternoon’s clash. The Gunners have also beaten Burnley in each of their last four league meetings, conceding just once, so the omens are good going into the clash.

Tom Heaton a difficult obstacle for Arsenal 0

Posted on January 22, 2017 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon Arsenal host midtable Burnley at the Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners look to move second in the Premier League.

Arsenal look to be heavy favourites and the bookies believe they will come out on top in this with the Gunners odds of 1/5 to record a victory. Arsene Wenger’s side will also be expected to win this clash in a comfortable manner, maybe by a few goals.

However, there will be one man that will be determined to keep the Gunners out, that’s England international goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

Heaton has been outstanding

Arsenal v Burnley Premier League Preview 0

Posted on January 21, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Burnley at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League looking to keep pace with the teams above them in the table.

Arsenal’s form has been good of late and the Gunners will be aiming to record their fifth straight home win in this clash. Arsene Wenger’s side head into this clash on the back of a 4-0 away win at struggling Swansea.

Olivier Giroud and Alex Sanchez both got on the scoresheet either side of own goals from Jack Cork and Kyle Naughton. The win means that Arsenal are fourth in the table and eight points behind league leaders Chelsea.

Gunners chasing a fifth consecutive home win in the Premier League 0

Posted on January 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal host newly-promoted Burnley in the Premier League this weekend chasing a fifth consecutive win at home. The Gunners have won four on the bounce in their own backyard ahead of the visit of the Clarets and are trying to keep up with Chelsea (seven home wins) and Tottenham Hotspur (six home wins) who are also trying to maintain their own respective home winning streak.

Arsenal’s recent home form
(27/11/16) Arsenal 3-1 Bournemouth
(10/12/16) Arsenal 3-1 Stoke City
(26/12/16) Arsenal 1-0 West Bromwich Albion
(1/1/17) Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

Burnley shouldn’t be underestimated this weekend 0

Posted on January 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are 1/5 to win against Burnley when the two sides meet at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, but the Gunners shouldn’t assume this weekend’s clash will be a walkover given how well the Clarets have fared in 2016/17, coupled with their close results in recent head-to-heads. Arsenal were fortunate to win the reverse fixture earlier in the campaign and might be given a tough time for long periods even with home advantage.

Alex Iwobi a minor doubt with illness 0

Posted on January 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi revealed on social media that he’s struggling with cold & flu symptoms days before the Gunners welcome Burnley to the Emirates Stadium. He added how he’s taking a number of suppressants in the form of lozenges and flu medication, but his situation might give pause for thought for manager Arsene Wenger.

With Arsenal are 1/5 to win against Burnley on Sunday afternoon, Wenger may feel he can cope without Iwobi if the Nigerian isn’t 100% going into the game. Lucas Perez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are solid options on the right flank, assuming Alexis Sanchez operates on the left with Olivier Giroud leading the line, so the 20-year-old isn’t a cert to start this weekend.

Will Lucas Perez ever be a first choice player at Arsenal? 0

Posted on January 20, 2017 by David Nugent

When Lucas Perez first signed for Arsenal from Deportivo La Coruna for a reported fee of £17million a lot of Gunners fans will have been googling the striker (sounds painful). The reason being he had endured something of a nomadic career.

The versatile forward had played in Spain, Greece and the Ukraine. The then 27-year-old was not exactly the high-quality striker that the Gunners fans craved.

He’s done okay in his cameos so far

Carl Jenkinson’s move to Crystal Palace falls through 0

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Carl Jenkinson’s protracted exit from Arsenal has hit a stumbling block with disagreements over wages with suitors Crystal Palace. The want-away right-back looked set for a switch to Selhurst Park after being made available for transfer by manager Arsene Wenger, but Eagles boss Sam Allardyce revealed the deal was “hanging in the balance” as a result of Jenkinson failing to agree personal terms.

Mertesacker likely to return in early spring 0

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

While recently extending his deal with Arsenal, defender Per Mertesacker isn’t expected back on the pitch for a few more weeks. Manager Arsene Wenger revealed the former German international has returned to training but won’t be named in the squad until at least late-February. “He is back in training, not with the squad but I think he is a few weeks away,” said Wenger.

Arsenal in talks for Algerian international winger 0

Posted on January 19, 2017 by David Nugent

According to reports from France and the Metro, Arsenal are in talks to sign French winger Rachid Ghezzal in the summer. The winger is currently at Ligue One club Lyon, but his contract expires in the summer. That means Ghezzal will be a free agent in the summer and could prove to be a bargain buy.

Reports in Italy suggest that Arsenal have already held talks with Ghezzal agent. However, a number of clubs are believed to be interested in signing the Algerian international, including Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Monaco, Valencia and Everton.

Made a fine impression last season

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