Burnley vs Arsenal preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
David Price/Getty - Thomas Partey is yet to truly prove his worth for The Gunners

Arsenal finally acquired their first win of the campaign against Norwich City last weekend, and as they travel to Burnley this Saturday, there should be some confidence and momentum.

Both sides have started the season somewhat poorly, with Arsenal in 16th, and Burnley in 18th. The Clarets are yet to record a win, having lost 3-1 away at Everton last time out. 

The Gunners have failed to beat Burnley in three previous league meetings, drawing twice and losing 1-0 at home in December last year, but the Lancashire side haven't beaten Arsenal at home in the league since the 1973-74 season. It should be a competitive fixture.

  • Burnley vs Arsenal team news

Arsenal:

 

Granit Xhaka is still suspended, Mohamed Elneny is injured, so Thomas Partey, Albert Sambi Lokonga, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are the three likely options for the two deeper midfield positions.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will almost certainly start up front but there is competition behind him as Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli are pushing for a starting place ahead of Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pepe.

Burnley:

 

New Burnley arrival Nathan Collins could be in contention to feature despite missing out against Everton, while the home crowd will also hope to see Maxwel Cornet line up from the first whistle.

Dale Stephens, Kevin Long and Connor Roberts are unlikely to be fit, while Collins is unlikely to force his way in over Ben Mee or James Tarkowski even if he is ready to feature.

  • Predicted lineups

Burnley:

  • Pope; Lowton, Mee, Tarkowski, Cornet; Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil; Wood, Barnes

Arsenal:

  • Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Lokonga; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang

  • Where to watch

    This match will not be broadcast live on TV in the UK. It will be at 15:00 on Saturday, and VAVEL will be providing top coverage online.

  • One to watch

Arsenal's new midfield signing Albert Sambi Lokonga is a special player. At 21, he moved from Anderlecht to the English capital in a €17.5 million transfer this summer. He is small, agile, technically blessed, and has the positional awareness of Sergio Busquets.

He was terrific against Norwich and looks very able to start at Premier League level, despite his age. Lokonga, should he start, will be one to watch against Burnley.

  • Stats

  • Burnley are winless in their last 12 home league games (D6 L6), their longest run without a victory at Turf Moor in their league history.
  • Arsenal had 30 shots in their 1-0 victory against Norwich last time out, more than they'd managed in their first three Premier League games this season combined (29).

 

 

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