Premier League: Arsenal vs Burnley match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Emirates stadium

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Arsenal are looking to register their first back to back Premier League wins of the season after beating Sunderland 2-0 away last weekend. Burnley meanwhile come into this game off the back of two successive 3-1 home defeats.

Arsene Wenger will be buoyed by the current form of summer signing Alex Sanchez, who has scored three goals in his last two Premier League outings. With Burnley also boasting the league’s worst goal difference, the Chilean will be looking to extend his tally further.

Sean Dyche’s men have yet to register a win in the Premier League, but will look back to performances like those against Manchester United for inspiration to try and shut out the Gunners.

The Clarets will also be hoping that Danny Ings will now be up and running after getting his first of the season last weekend, the frontman notched 21 Championship goals last season.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Arsenal 3 (Fabregas, Walcott, Arshavin) Burnley 1 (Nugent), Premier League, March 2010

Burnley 1 (Alexander) Arsenal 1 (Fabregas), Premier League, December 2009

Arsenal 3 (Vela, Eduardo, Eboue) Burnley 0, FA Cup, March 2009

 

STATS…

Burnley have the second worst defence in the league, having conceded 16 goals in nine games.

Arsenal have drawn as many games this season as goals that Burnley have scored, five.

The last time these two boasted a goalless draw was back in August 1975.

ODDS…

Arsenal to win: 1.28

Burnley to win: 12.0

Draw: 5.5

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Dyche with his team

 

CLASSIC MOMENT/MATCH

In December 2009, Burnley famously beat Arsenal 2-0 in the League Cup quarter-finals to reach the semis, where they took Tottenham to extra-time in the second leg, before narrowly missing out.

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.20pm

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