Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez has scored eight goals since his summer arrival to Arsenal. (Getty)

Arsenal take on Burnley in a weekend Premier League clash at the Emirates on Saturday.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is at 3pm GMT. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:20pm GMT.


The Gunners have won only three of their last nine games in the league and will be looking to put one over Burnley, who are struggling to make a mark in the first division.

Their 2-0 win over Sunderland was anything but convincing with Alexis Sanchez pouncing on two costly errors by the Black Cats to give the Gunners some breathing space. They are currently in the fifth spot, nine points behind leaders Chelsea whose form is showing no signs of abating.

The North London club will be without Jack Wilshere, who is suffering from a knock on his knee while Kieran Gibbs will face a late fitness test. The Gunners only have four fit defenders at the moment and Gibbs's unavailability will force Wenger to call on hector Bellerin who made his debut in Arsenal's 2-0 drubbing at Dortmund.

Samuel Eto'o
Samuel Eto'o scored twice in Everton's 3-1 win over Burnley (Getty)

Burnley, on the other hand, have been in dismal form thus far and find themselves at the bottom of the table, yet to win a single game in the Premier League.

Aston Villa are the only team to have scored fewer goals than Burnley and manager Sean Dyche will be hoping to shake off their dismal form with an upset over the struggling Gunners. Burnley have already held Manchester United this season and shown that they have the capability to raise their game if required.

What Managers Say

Arsene Wenger: "It's absolutely normal that other teams try to stop us from playing our game. I can understand that completely," Wenger said. We want to be good enough to get around that and not allow other teams to stop us playing. We are good enough, but we know the quality of our passing and our decisions must be better."

Sean Dyche: "Wenger's done all right out of it. He took the club forward and built his own version of it. So did Sir Alex Ferguson. The club is absolutely the most important thing. As well as being a manager, you are the custodian for whatever period of time. I'll make sure during my period of time that the club is a whole lot better place than it was when I got here. That's progress in itself."

Betting Odds (

  • Arsenal to win: 5/19
  • Draw: 5
  • Burnley to win: 23/2

Team Form


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W D L W
  • Last Result: Sunderland 0-2 Arsenal


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L L D L D
  • Last Result: Burnley 1-3 Everton

Team News

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger (Getty)


  • Injured: Mesut Ozil (knee), Yaya Sanogo (hamstring), Olivier Giroud (foot), Laurent Koscielny (Achilles), Serge Gnabry (knee), David Ospina (thigh), Mathieu Debuchy (ankle), Abou Diaby (calf), Kieran Gibbs (hip), Jack Wilshere (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Cesar Azpilicueta

Possible XI: Szczesny; Bellerin, Chambers, Mertesacker, Monreal; Arteta, Ramsey; Walcott, Sánchez, Cazorla; Welbeck


  • Injured: Steven Reid (groin), Matthew Taylor (Achilles), Sam Vokes (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Heaton; Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee; Boyd, Arfield, Jones, Marney; Ings, Jutkiewicz