Arsenal will host Burnley on Saturday in an attempt to get back on winning ways, after their 22 game undefeated streak was cut short by Southampton last weekend. The Clarets on the other hand will try to record their first win away from home since the end of September when they triumphed at Cardiff.
Arsenal vs Burnley Head to Head
The Gunners are undefeated in their last 10 games against their Saturday opponent. It was back in 2009 when the teams drew for the last time and since then Arsenal have recorded 8 straight wins. Looking only at the last 5 visits of Burnley to the Emirates we find, that Arsenal always score at least 2 goals, with the total standing at 15, averaging 3 goals scored per game for the hosts. Burnley have scored a consolation goal in three of these five visits.
Arsenal vs Burnley Stats
Arsenal lost a game for the first time since August and will be desperate to record a win when they host an opponent who they usually have it easy playing against. It will be a tough week for the Gunners, who will meet Tottenham on Wednesday and this is a sign for a heavy rotation in the squad. For a second game in a row, Unai Emery throws Alexandre Lacazette at half time in an attempt to turn the game around, but this time they only came close, but with no success. It was the second game for club captain Loran Koscielny after recovering from a lengthy spell on the sidelines and coincidentally or not it was the second time Arsenal let 3 past their goalkeeper this season.
Last season surprise package – Burnley are not having it so easy this year and they have been struggling to escape the relegation zone so far. Despite being very close to causing an upset last weekend when they held Tottenham goalless for 90 minutes, but eventually their resistance did not succeed and they conceded deep into the stoppage time. The Clarets have won just 5 points from their last 10 PL games (1W, 2D) and based on current form I can’t see them going away with something from the Emirates. James Tarkowski and Sam Vokes are the team’s top goalscorers, with each having found the net on 3 occasions.
Arsenal vs Burnley News
Mavropanos, Welbeck and Rob Holding are out of the game. Sead Kolasinac and Mustafi will undergo late checks.
Ward is the only player who will miss the game for Burnley, while Defour and Gudmundsson are back in training and a decision on their fitness levels will be taken later on.
Arsenal vs Burnley Predictions
Arsenal to score in both halves
Arsenal to win -1 handicap