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

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?


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


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