In-form Arsenal travel to Turf Moor on Sunday evening hoping to make it five Premier League wins in a row.
The hosts, Burnley, beat Watford 2-0 on Monday night and will be hoping to cause another upset having also defeated Liverpool back in August.
— Steven Defour (@StevenDefour) September 27, 2016
The Gunners, coming off the back of an impressive 3-0 demolition of Chelsea, have recovered from a slightly shaky start to the season and are currently in fourth place – five points behind league leaders Manchester City.
Burnley broke their transfer record twice this summer, with the signings of Steven Defour and Jeff Hendrick – so far, it appears to have been money well spent.
The Belgium international assisted both goals against Watford and has been involved in four of the five that his side has scored this campaign.
Hendrick, a stand-out performer in the summer’s European Championships for the Republic of Ireland, was at the end of the Belgian’s first assist, as he headed home his maiden Premier League goal on his full home debut.
Alexis Sanchez will pose the biggest threat to the Claret’s defence; the Chilean has four goals in his past four Premier League games and his delightful chip over Thibaut Courtois, to open the scoring last Saturday, highlighted his ability in front of goal.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 2, 2016
Supported by Mesut Ozil and the in-form Theo Walcott, both of whom have found their scoring boots of late, Arsene Wenger’s men will be confident of adding to their 15 league goals in their opening six matches.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche is likely to keep faith with the same XI that started Monday’s match, with no new injury concerns.
Striker Andre Gray misses out again, as he serves the second game of a four-match ban, so Sam Vokes is likely to lead the line for the home side.
As for Arsenal, midfielder Francis Coquelin is doubtful having picked up a minor knee injury last weekend and could be replaced by summer signing Granit Xhaka.
Predicted Arsenal starting XI (4-2-3-1) Cech; Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal; Cazorla, Xhaka; Iwobi, Walcott, Ozil; Sanchez
Predicted Burnley starting XI (4-5-1) Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Marney, Defour, Boyd; Vokes