Arsenal looks to celebrate Arsene Wenger‘s 20 years in charge of Arsenal, and build on four straight wins across all competitions when they travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley at 11:30am E.T. live on NBCSN or live online at NBCSports.com.
The Gunners downed Chelsea last weekend in Premier League play, and then topped Basel in Champions League play midweek, together by a combined 5-0. Arsenal has also not lost on the road since February.
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The Gunners make just one change to the lineup from last week’s 3-0 win over the Blues, with Granit Xhaka coming in for the injured Francis Coquelin. Alexis Sanchez remains the most advanced striker, supported by Alex Iwobi and Theo Walcott on the wings. Santi Cazorla is back to his best form, helping Arsenal to three straight league wins.
Meanwhile, Burnley looked to be truly struggling before they won 2-0 over Watford last Monday, boosting them to 14th in the Premier League table. Steven Defour leads the way in midfield, one match removed from his dominant performance in the Watford win where he picked up assists on both goals. The goalscoreres Jeff Hendrick and Michael Keane start as well, while Andre Gray remains out suspended.
Burnley have not defeated Arsenal in seven matches across all competitions since 1974. However, Sean Dyche‘s men have conceded just a paltry five goals in their last 17 home matches, not allowing more than one goal in any single match across that span.
Burnley: Heaton, Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward, Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Marney, Defour, Boyd, Vokes.
Subs: Flanagan, Kightly, Bamford, Robinson, Tarkowski, Arfield, O’Neill.
Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Cazorla, Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi, Alexis.
Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Holding, Reine-Adelaide, Elneny.