Venue: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal have lost their last two home games, conceding four times in both games.
The Gunners have only lost once to Burnley in the last 18 league meetings.
No side has taken fewer PL corners than Burnley this season (77).
Burnley is winless in their last eight games (D4, L4).
Head to head
In the Premier League, both teams have met 15 times in the past. Arsenal have the upper hand, enjoying eleven wins against Burnley’s one win (D3).
Latest performances in all competitions
After their midweek exertions in the Carabao Cup, Arsenal will turn their attention to their quest for the Champions League qualification this season when they welcome Burnley to the Emirates.
The Gunners saw their dream of a League Cup final ended by Liverpool who beat them 2-0 on Thursday to advance to the final. Two goals from Diogo Jota defeated Arsenal, who saw Thomas Partey sent off in the game minutes after coming on as a substitute.
In the league, Arsenal’s last appearance was On the first day of the year against Manchester City who beat them 2-1. The Gunners played well in that game and could have snatched a point from that match. But they were undone by another red card, this time to Granit Xhaka allowing City to snatch all three points.
With the rest of the top four contenders picking up wins at a faster rate, Arsenal are in danger of crashing out of the top six if they don’t fix the woeful form that has seen them win none of their last four games in all competitions.
Mikel Arteta’s side are currently sitting in sixth place, level on points with seventh-placed Manchester United and two points behind West Ham in fourth.
If they do not win this game, they could see themselves dropping to seventh place assuming Man United win against West Ham. After being in the top four conversations for long, the hosts will be desperate to avoid dropping outside of the top six.
Possible Arsenal starting line-ups
Aaron Ramsdale; Takahiro Tomiyasu, Gabriel, Ben White, Kieran Tierney; Albert Sambi Lokonga, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith-Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, Alexandre Lacazette.
Injured: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Cedric Soares, Callum Chambers
Unavailable (AFCON): Mohamed Elneny, Nicolas Pepe
Suspended: Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey
After seeing several of their games being postponed in recent weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak within their squad, Burnley are finally back in the Premier League this Sunday.
Sean Dyche’s side have played only 17 games this season and as a result, are sitting bottom of the table with eleven points.
Their last PL outing was against Leeds United early this month and yielded a 3-1 loss for them.
However, trips to the capital have proved fruitful for Burnley, who have won five of their last nine PL games in London (D1, L3), after winning just three of their prior 30 such games (D4, L23). But the fact that the ‘Clarets’ are winless in 11 PL away games (D4, L7) – averaging a mere 0.73 goals per game across that period will surely quash any confidence gained from that record .
It will take a miracle for them to win this game, given their current situation.
Possible Burnley starting line-ups
Nick Pope, Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Connor Roberts; Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Ashley Westwood, Josh Brownhill, Jack Cork; Aaron Lennon, Jay Rodriguez.
Injured: Erik Pieters, Charlie Taylor, Dwight McNeil, Ashley Barnes, Matej Vydra
Unavailable (AFCON): Maxwel Cornet
Arsenal 2-0 Burnley