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Arsenal vs Burnley: Match Preview

Bertrand Traore

Mikel Arteta and his Arsenal side will try to register their first win of 2022 as they welcome Burnley. The Gunners have played 4 matches across multiple competitions since the beginning of this year, but have lost all of them.

Arsenal Premier League form: W W W W L

Burnley on the other hand is going through a rough period and are battling relegation. Sean Dyche and his men have seen many of their matches being postponed due to injury and covid issues. Burnley currently sits bottom of the Premier League table before their away match with Arsenal.

Burnley Premier League Form: D L D L L

TEAM NEWS

Arsenal vs Burnley: The Gunners Team News

The Gunners still have Mohamed Elneny and Nicolas Pepe on their international duties at the AFCON, making them unavailable for selection. Arsenal midfield will be stretched to the limits as both Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka are suspended after picking up red cards.

Other injury worries include Cedric Soares, Bernd Leno and Calum Chambers at the back. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also an absentee after having COVID related issues.

Arsenal Possible Lineups

Aaron Ramsdale; Takehiro Tomiyasu, Benjamin White, Gabriel, Kieran Tierney; Albert Sambi Lokonga, Martin Odegaard; Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli; Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal vs Burnley: The Clarets Team News

On the injury front, Burnley in most likelihood is without Ashley Barnes and Connor Roberts. Maxwell Cornet is also unavailable as he is on international duties at the AFCON with Ivory Coast.

Burnely has recently been affected by a cluster of COVID-19 with Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Nathan Collins, Dwight McNeil, Eric Pieters and Matej Vydra all testing positive. However, most of them have recovered so far and are expected to return against Arsenal.

Burnley Possible Lineups

Nick Pope; Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor; Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Jack Cork, Ashley Westwood, Josh Brownhill; Aaron Lennon, Jay Rodriguez

OUR PREDICTIONS

ARSENAL 3-0 BURNLEY

The Gunners are the clear favourites for the match despite their recent form. While they do have issues in the midfield, Arsenal has the firepower up top to walk away with all three points.

Burnley on the other hand is in a proper relegation battle. However, they do have 5 matches at hand due to multiple postponements. The squad is still coming back from covid issues and will find it hard to contain Arsenal.

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