Arsenal host Burnley on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium (Watch live, 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) as the Gunners aim to bounce back from two defeats on the spin.
Unai Emery‘s side had gone on a 22-game unbeaten run until last week, but a defeat in the league at Southampton was followed by a loss against Tottenham in the League Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday. Still sitting in fifth place, Arsenal’s season needs to get back on track over the festive period.
As for Burnley, their season needs to get back on track right now too. Sean Dyche‘s men sit in 18th in the Premier League table and just a season after finishing seventh they’re in real danger of the drop with four defeats in their last five.
In team news Arsenal start Mesut Ozil and the German playmaker has been made captain after he didn’t even make the bench for the midweek defeat to Spurs and has had to be content with a place on the bench in recent weeks. Elneny, Sokratis, Maitland-Niles, Kolasinac and Lacazette also come into the starting lineup.