Mohamed Elneny
Mohamed Elneny is likely to make his first appearance against Burnley Getty Images

Arsenal host Burnley in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday (30 January), as they look to progress into the next round and keep their challenge alive for a third consecutive FA Cup trophy. The Gunners got the better of Sunderland in the last round and are favourites coming into the fixture against a Burnley side who have won their last four games in all competitions.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 3pm GMT. Highlights of the game will be available on BBC Match of the Day on BBC One at 10:30pm GMT.


Arsenal welcome back Francis Coquelin and Tomas Rosicky to the side from injury, with both having spent some time training with the first-team squad and are likely to make the bench in their quest to regain full fitness. Danny Welbeck is also back in training but the match comes too soon for the former Manchester United man, who is yet to make a single appearance this season with a knee injury.

Arsene Wenger has promised that he will not field a young side against Burnley but is likely to make a few changes to the starting 11, with Alex Iwobi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain likely to be given a chance to prove themselves. Mohamed Elneny is set to make his debut for the Gunners in this game, while Gabriel will come into the side in place of Per Mertesacker, who is out due to suspension.

Meanwhile, Burnley are doing well to confirm their promotion to the Premier League, only a year after being relegated. They are unbeaten since Boxing Day in all competitions and have the best attack in the competition, while only five clubs have conceded less than the Clarets this time around.

However, their record in the FA Cup has been far from impressive, with their last victory before this year coming against Middlesbrough in 2011. A win over the Gunners will be a massive boost to their confidence in their chase for promotion and will provide a pedestal for greater things in the future.

What managers say

Arsene Wenger: "We have to swallow the difference between what we could have achieved and what we have achieved, and learn and respond very quickly from that. We are still in a very strong position but we have to be objective enough and analyse enough that we didn't get the number of points we could have got out of these three games. The fact that your perseverance comes out is why I'm positive, because I feel this team has been on board since the start of the season. That will become stronger in the final part of the season."

Sean Dyche: "[On facing Arsenal] There's a bit of freedom that goes with it. Statistically they don't have many defeats at home, they are the holders and the expectation is totally on them. But we are a good side as well, progressing in our league, and we will go down with a firm mentality and take the game on. There will be a different feel from last season, we were a team searching for wins in the Premier League then."

Betting odds (888Sport)

  • Arsenal Win: 3/8
  • Draw: 77/19
  • Burnley Win: 15/2

Team news


Possible XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Gibbs; Elneny, Chambers; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanchez, Campbell; Walcott


Possible XI: Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Boyd, Jones, Barton, Arfield; Vokes, Gray