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Arsenal vs Burnley Match Preview

22 Jan 2017 Stuart S. ENGLAND: Premier League
ENGLAND: Premier League

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14:15 GMT
22 January 2017

Burnley FC

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14:15 GMT 22 January 2017

The Arsenal vs. Burnley match will be played on Sunday, January 22, at the Emirates Stadium in London, the home of Arsenal FC. This is matchday 22 in the 2016/17 Premier League season.

Arsenal currently sit in 4th place in the table on 44 points while Burnley has 26 points and are in 10th place.


Arsenal has lost just 3 of their last 31 Premier League matches (W18 D10).

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 9 home games (W7, D2).

Burnley has not won any of their Premier League away games this season (D1, L8).

Burnley haven’t beaten Arsenal in a league match since 1974 (D3, L5).

8 of Arsenal’s last 10 games has seen +2.5 goals.


A last-minute Laurent Koscielny goal gave Arsenal victory at Turf Moor in October. It was the Gunners 5th win in a run of 6 consecutive victories.

All three of the two clubs previous league meetings in January have been drawn but Burnley have lost the last two cup-ties in this month.

Head to head matches: Arsenal FC - Burnley FC

02.10.2016 Prem Burnley FC Arsenal FC 0:1
30.01.2016 FA C Arsenal FC Burnley FC 2:1

Latest matches: Arsenal FC

14.01.2017 Prem Swansea City Arsenal FC 0:4 W
07.01.2017 FA C Preston North End Arsenal FC 1:2 W
03.01.2017 Prem Bournemouth AFC Arsenal FC 3:3 D
01.01.2017 Prem Arsenal FC Crystal Palace 2:0 W
26.12.2016 Prem Arsenal FC West Bromwich Albion 1:0 W

Latest matches: Burnley FC

17.01.2017 FA C Burnley FC Sunderland AFC 2:0 W
14.01.2017 Prem Burnley FC Southampton FC 1:0 W
07.01.2017 FA C Sunderland AFC Burnley FC 0:0 D
02.01.2017 Prem Manchester City Burnley FC 2:1 L
31.12.2016 Prem Burnley FC Sunderland AFC 4:1 W



Arsene Wenger reported no new injuries but welcomed Hector Bellerin, Francis Coquelin and Kieran Gibbs back to the squad following last weekend’s 4:0 thrashing of Swansea.

Bellerin is likely to return to the starting line-up but Gibbs and Coquelin will be on the bench, particularly are unbeaten in the five games since Christmas.

The Gunners haven’t lost at home in the Premier League since Liverpool beat them 3:4 on the opening day of the season.

Olivier Giroud, while doubtful for the clash, is in training and has scored in his last 5 matches. Arsene Wenger is unlikely to omit the French international unless Giroud risks a longer absence if played.

Alexis Sanchez may be the subject of speculation about his future but has been involved in 13 (scored 8, assist 5) of Arsenal’s last 27 Premier League goals and remains a key member of the starting line-up.

Defensively, the Gunners have conceded 1 goal or less in 10 of their last 13 Premier League games while scoring 2 or more in 6 of their last 9 games.


Burnley has one point from the 27 they might have won on their travels. In each of their last 3 away games, they have lost by 1 goal. Before that, they conceded 15 goals in 6 away matches, losing by at least three goals in 4 of those games.

The Clarets though, took that point at Old Trafford so the Emirates will hold less fear for Sean Dyche’s men than usual.

Even so, it’s been 43 years since they last won in this part of North London and nothing they have shown on their travels so far this season suggests a change to that record.

Dyche has an almost full squad to choose from and with 3 wins out of the last 4, his side won’t lack belief. His biggest problem is goals and Burnley has -1.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 games.


With Burnley’s away form and Arsenal’s home record, there seems to be only one outcome. Swansea’s win at Liverpool proves that the ‘big’ clubs can’t take anything for granted in the Premier League.

However, Arsenal possess in Giroud and Alexis two of the top flight’s most in-form strikers and they won’t let Burnley have a minute’s rest as they seek to put pressure on Chelsea at the top of the table.

The Gunners have a good record against the Clarets and won’t let that slip lightly. With Hector Bellerin returning, they are almost back at full strength with only Santi Cazorla missing from their best line-up.

Nonetheless, they are expected to win and while Sean Dyche will no doubt set his team out with a solid defensive line-up, Arsenal will be relentless in their pursuit of goals and look to win this comfortably.

About the author - Stuart S.

An English freelance sports writer, Stuart has written the Arsenal blog A Cultured Left Foot since 2006, as well as numerous betting previews and articles.

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