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Arsenal v Burnley Premier League Preview

Posted on December 21, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Burnley in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off, as the Gunners attempt to recover from two straight defeats.

Last time out Arsenal suffered a 2-0 home defeat against Tottenham in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup. The defeat followed a 3-2 league defeat against Southampton last weekend.

The run has rather dented the Gunners positive momentum under Spanish boss Unai Emery. However, the team from north London will be determined to end the losing run as soon as possible.

One positive for the Gunners is that their home form in the Premier League is always strong. Arsenal have lost just one of their last 14 home games in the Premier League, recording 11 wins in the process.

The Gunners have also been prolific on home soil in the top-flight, scoring at least two goals in ten of their last 14 league matches at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal have also won their last eight meetings with Burnley in all competitions. The Clarets last win over Arsenal was ten years ago.

Burnley have endured a torrid Premier League campaign, which has Sean Dyche’s team drop into the relegation spots. Rather usually for the Clarets under Dyche, the team from Lancashire have been poor in defence this season, as only bottom of the table Fulham have conceded more goals than the visitors in the top-flight.

There are signs of improvement of late though, as the Clarets suffered a late 1-0 defeat at Tottenham last time out. They had previously recorded a 1-0 home win over Brighton.

The visitors have a poor recent away record in the Premier League, winning just once in their last 11 games on their travels while failing to win in their last five away games. They have also failed to score in four of their last five matches on their travels in the top-flight.

Team News

Arsenal are without Rob Holding, Danny Welbeck, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Emile-Smith Rowe due to injury. Sead Kolasinac, Hector Bellerin and Shkodran Mustafi are also injury doubts.

Stephen Ward and Aaron Lennon look set to miss out due to injury, while Nick Pope is unlikely to feature due to a lack of match fitness. Robbie Brady, Stefan Defour and Johann Gudmundsson are doubts but have a good chance of playing a part in this clash.

Betting News

Arsenal are big favourites to win this clash at odds of 1/ 4, while the draw is odds of 11/2 and Burnley are odds of 14/1.

Considering Burnley’s trouble this season, Arsenal will be confident of returning to winning ways at the Emirates.

Will Arsenal record a win over Burnley at the Emirates Stadium?

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