After winning the most recent North London Derby and their Europa League group, the Gunners head to Turf Moor to play Burnley.
Last season, Arsenal won both of their matches against Burnley (and the four in the Premier League before that), but they may find it a bit more difficult this time around given their opponents’ recent form. Burnley are on a three-game win streak, they sit seventh in the table, level on points with Arsenal, and they have lost only one of their four games this season against other top-six teams. Arsenal will need to be on their game tomorrow—but the Gunners will certainly leave with the three points if play the way they did against Spurs last weekend.
That North London Derby was maybe Arsenal’s best performance of this season, and given who played against Köln in the Europa League on Thursday and who got the day off, we can probably expect a similar lineup to the one that played against Tottenham at the Emirates. Mesut Özil was the man of the match in that game, and perhaps we’ll start to see him alongside both Alexis Sánchez and Alexandre Lacazette more often now.
Arsene Wenger has said that everyone except Theo Walcott (still recovering from illness) will be able to play against Burnley. Danny Welbeck will be available again after getting back up to speed in the first half against Köln, and presumably so will Olivier Giroud. Although the Gunners played just last Thursday, most of their Premier League starters got the day off, so fatigue shouldn’t be an issue for any of them. Santi Cazorla, of course, is still recovering from that Achilles injury that got so horrifically out of hand.
Burnley, on the other hand, have three injured players who likely won’t be able to play on Sunday. Goalkeeper Tom Heaton and forward Jonathan Walters are out with a shoulder and a knee problem, respectively, while midfielder Dean Marney is still recovering from a long-term knee issue.
Lastly, Arsenal will be participating in the Rainbow Laces campaign to support and promote inclusion for LGBTQ players, fans, and other football personnel, which they’ve folded into their larger Arsenal for Everyone program. Burnley will participate as well.
WHAT: Burnley vs. Arsenal
WHEN: Sunday, November 26, 6 AM PST | 9 AM EST | 2 PM GMT
WHERE: Turf Moor, Burnley
US TV: CNBC, NBCSN live stream
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