Arsenal v Burnley Match Preview
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal scores their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor on September 18, 2021 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Arsenal will be looking to bounce back to winning ways after missing out on a place in the Carabao Cup final at the hands of Diogo Jota and Liverpool on Thursday night.

The Gunners have been in great form in the Premier League, winning four of their last five league games, only narrowly losing to reigning Champions Manchester City on New Year's Day.

On the other hand, visitors Burnley are still on the hunt for their away win of the season, having only one once all season. 

The Clarets are currently sat rock bottom of the Premier League and are on a run of seven games without a win in the competition. 

Head-to-Head

The last time the two sides met was back in September when Arsenal secured a narrow 1-0 win at Turf Moor thanks to a Martin Ødegaard free kick.

Sean Dyche's men got the better of Mikel Arteta last season though, picking up an impressive four points against the Spaniard's side. This included a 1-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium courtesy of a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang own goal. 

Player to Watch

Ashley Westwood is the most creative player in the visitors squad, and has already registered three assists so far this season. The English midfielder is most dangerous from set pieces, something Arsenal will need to be wary of if they want come come out out of this game with all three points.

Team News

Both teams have had stretched squads recently due to Covid-19, injuries and the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), which has resulted in the postponement of the North London Derby and Burnley's game with Watford.

Mikel Arteta will still be without some key players, as Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey are both suspended, whilst Nicholas Pepe and Mohamed Elneny are still away with their respective national teams at AFCON. 

Aubameyang is a major doubt for numerous reason, whilst the involvement of both Calum Chambers and Cedric Soares is still questionable as they recover from minor knocks. 

The Clarets will be without two of their main men for this game as Maxwel Cornet is still on international duty at AFCON and Ashley Barnes remains on the side-lines with his injury.

Sean Dyche's side could also be without fullback Charlie Taylor after he picked up a knock in training, however he could be boosted by the return of Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Dwight McNeill.

When and Where to Watch

Unfortunately, this game has not been selected for broadcasting in the UK.

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