Burnley vs Arsenal Preview 18/09/2021
Burnley welcome Arsenal to Turf Moor on Saturday, with both sides languishing in the bottom five in the Premier League table.
The Gunners find themselves sixteenth in the standings, having taken just three points from a possible 12 this season.
Meanwhile, Burnley are eighteenth. Sean Dyche’s men have yet to win a single league game this term, recording one draw and three losses in the process.
Burnley have already lost to Brighton, Liverpool and Everton this season, picking up their only point from a 1-1 draw with Leeds.
Despite taking the lead last time out, they conceded three goals in six minutes and ended up losing 3-1 at Goodison Park.
Due to a torrid end to the previous campaign, Burley have only managed to win four of their previous 25 matches in all competitions.
It is also worth noting that Dyche’s side have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last eight home games.
On the flip side, Arsenal finally secured their first Premier League win of the season last weekend – beating Norwich City 1-0.
Mikel Arteta’s men suffered three straight defeats before beating the Canaries, losing to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City without scoring a single goal.
However, they racked up a whopping 30 shots against Norwich last weekend – earning themselves a much-deserved victory.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened his account for the season last time out. If he can find the net on a regular basis, the Gunners will continue to pick up wins.
Head-to-head: It is worth remembering that Arsenal have only lost one of their previous 16 meetings with Burnley in all competitions.
The Gunners are also enjoying an impressive run at Turf Moor, having avoided defeat in each of their last seven away games against Burnley.
Team news: Burnley will be without injured trio Kevin Long, Dale Stephens and Connor Roberts on Saturday.
Arsenal currently have Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny on the treatment table, although Ron Holding is close to returning from injury.
Let’s face it, Burnley and Arsenal have both made a poor start to the season. That said, Arsenal’s impressive record against Burnley is difficult to ignore.
For that reason, oddsonafrica predicts that Arsenal will claim a customary victory over Burnley at Turf Moor – sealing back-to-back wins in the process.