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Arsenal vs. Burnley: End the week on a positive note

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The Gunners need to respond with a strong performance after a difficult week

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Carabao Cup: Quarter Final Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

After back-to-back defeats, Arsenal will play their third game in six days and attempt to get back to winning ways against Burnley at the Emirates. While Burnley has typically been a challenging opponent for the Gunners, Sean Dyche’s side currently sit in 18th place, with just 12 points on the season and a -18 goal differential. Burnley suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Tottenham last week, when Christian Eriksen scored the winning goal in extra time.

Will we see a response from Arsenal to the first real sticking point since August?

Lineups:

Somewhat surprisingly after all the speculation the last few days, Mesut Ozil returns to the starting lineup and captains the side today. Unai Emery returns to a back four, but still opts for a seemingly conservative approach in the midfield. Granit Xhaka shifts back to his normal position, while Lucas Torreira gets a break.

Here’s Burnley’s lineup:

WHAT: Arsenal vs. Burnley

WHERE: Emirates Stadium

WHEN: Saturday, December 22nd 4:30 AM PT | 7:30 AM ET | 12:30 PM BT

US TV: NBCSN

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