Arsenal will look to recover from the setback against Newcastle United when they host bottom dwellers Burnley on Saturday.
The Gunners were handed their first defeat of the season by Newcastle in a controversial Premier League encounter, but Mikel Arteta’s men produced an immediate response with a comfortable victory over Sevilla in the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Burnley are seemingly not getting away with their crisis as they continue to languish in the second-bottom position in the table.
Arsenal vs Burnley Match Preview
Arsenal saw their undefeated streak come to an end in a narrow 1-0 defeat against Newcastle United as Anthony Gordon’s strike turned out to be the killer blow.
The result sparked profound criticism in the aftermath, with manager Mikel Arteta running a tirade at the VAR for their questionable decisions, which he felt cost the game.
However, the Gunners quickly recovered from that episode and returned to their best in the 2-0 hammering of Sevilla in the Europa League, with Leandro Trosaard and Bukayo Saka delivering the goods.
They now turn their attentions towards the Premier League and await a relatively easier opponent in Burnley.
Arteta’s objective will be another three points, which will help them go level on points with leaders Manchester City.
On the other hand, Burnley’s misery piles up with each passing week, and their quest for the second win of the season continues as well.
The Clarets suffered another defeat on their home turf against Crystal Palace last week, which extended their winless run to five games.
Vincent Kompany has endured a nightmarish campaign in his debut managerial season in the Premier League. A victory could help his side get over the relegation zone for the time being, but the catch is that they are up against Arsenal next.
Arsenal vs Burnley Team News
Arsenal weren’t able to relish the victory against Sevilla after Bukayo Saka limped off the field, which was a worrying sight for the fans.
However, Arteta believes there is no major issue, and Saka could return in time for the weekend’s clash, while Martin Odegaard and Eddie Nketiah are doubtful with injuries.
Takehiro Tomiyasu, who also sustained an injury in the same game as Saka, could also regain his fitness in time, however, Arteta might not be willing to risk him and could start Oleksandr Zinchenko instead.
Meanwhile, Burnely will welcome back Josh Cullen after suspension, but they will be without Manuel Benson, Aaron Ramsey, Michael Obafemi and Ameen Al-Dakhil through injuries.
Arsenal vs Burnley possible lineups
Arsenal possible starting XI
David Raya; Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Kai Havertz, Jorginho, Declan Rice; Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard, Gabriel Martinelli
Burnley possible starting XI
James Trafford; Connor Roberts, Dara O’Shea, Jordan Beyer, Charlie Taylor; Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Sander Berge, Josh Brownhill, Josh Cullen, Luca Koleosho; Zeki Amdouni
Arsenal vs Burnley Prediction
We Say: Arsenal 3-0 Burnley
The fans at the Emirates Stadium can expect an onslaught from their side this Saturday. Unfortunately for Burnley, they might have to wait a little longer, say at least a week, to return to the winning ways.