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Arsenal travel to Burnley on Sunday (2 October) as Arsene Wenger's men look to make it five wins on the trot in the league and keep the pressure on the teams above them on the table. The game also marks Wenger's 20th year in charge for the north London club, a momentous occasion, in which he has won three league titles and six FA Cups, while keeping the Gunners in the top four every year.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 4.30pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.


Burnley will be without forward Andre Gray, who will see out his second game through suspension in a four match ban for comments on Twitter he made in 2012. The Clarets have been in good form this season, pulling off a bunch of brilliant wins over Liverpool and Watford. Sean Dyche's men will back themselves to pull off yet another upset against the Gunners, who are putting together a run of good results.

Dyche will be banking on set-pieces to do the trick for them against Arsenal, with new signing Steven Defour having a brilliant delivery in him. The midfielder has scored one and assisted three goals this season and will be their main threat going into the fixture.

Meanwhile, the Gunners come to the game on the back of a comfortable 2-0 win over Basel in the Champions League, a game where they had multiple opportunities to extend their lead. The game comes after their 3-0 demolition of Chelsea at the Emirates, where a whirlwind first half saw the Gunners register their first win over the Blues in almost five years in the league.

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger was presented with a crystal vase by Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick to mark his 20-year anniversary ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

The league goes into break following the game and a win here for the north London club will see them go above Liverpool, who defeated Swansea on Saturday. Meanwhile, Tottenham face Manchester City at White Hart lane, where a draw could see the Gunners finish as high as second before the international break.

What managers say

Sean Dyche: "There was a time, if you remember, when there was a fully foreign XI and Arsene was questioned. But he's actually moulded back towards a lot of English players, particularly young English players. The thing I like about him is he's never coming out and telling the world about it. He's never come out and proved that point, 'you all questioned me about the foreign XI but now look at all my English players'. He's morphed it into his beliefs, these young English players and very high quality ones too."

Arsene Wenger: "Something I rely on in my career is that you're only as good as your last game. The next game against Burnley will be a very big one and you want to prepare well. Our preparation is very important and we want to keep our focus on what is important."

Betting odds

  • Burnley win: 9
  • Draw: 4
  • Arsenal Win: 4/11

Team news


Possible XI: Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Defour, Marney, Boyd; Vokes.


Possible XI: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Xhaka, Cazorla; Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi; Sanchez.