Preview - Burnley vs Arsenal 26 Nov

Started by Bensergi, Nov 26, 2017, 06:09 PM

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Burnley vs Arsenal

The trip to Turf Moor will be a real test of Arsenal's resolve after their impressive win over Tottenham in the north London derby last weekend. They followed that up with a 1-0 defeat in Cologne though.

It promises to be a tight encounter as the three previous league meetings between the sides here have produced just four goals - one for Burnley (in a 1-1 draw in 2009) and three for Arsenal.

Arsenal, by the way, won both meetings with the Clarets last season courtesy of 90th-minute winners. The only other instance of a team doing this home and away against the same opponent in a single Premier League season was Manchester United against Manchester City in 2009-10.

Burnley are winless in nine league games against Arsenal since 1974, including all six Premier League fixtures (D1, L5).

Arsenal made 11 changes for the Cologne defeat and will recall their first-team regulars for this one.

Fit-again forward Danny Welbeck was taken off at half-time in Germany but the substitution was planned and he is available.

Burnley striker Chris Wood is available after missing the win against Swansea because of fatigue after lengthy travels on international duty.

Jon Walters and Dean Marney remain on the sidelines with knee injuries.


Match Stats:

  • Burnley 0-1 Arsenal
  • Shots: 8-17
  • Possession: 36%-64%
  • Corner kicks: 5-5

Alexis Sanchez scored a last-gasp penalty as Arsenal claimed a late 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor for the second season running.

The match looked to be heading for a goalless draw until James Tarkowski was adjudged to have fouled Aaron Ramsey in the second minute of stoppage time and Sanchez slotted the spot-kick into the bottom corner.

Ramsey and Nacho Monreal missed chances for the visitors in the first half while Johann Berg Gudmundsson's powerful shot was brilliantly pushed on to the post by visiting goalkeeper Petr Cech.

The win moves Arsenal up to fourth place, a point behind Chelsea, while Burnley remain in seventh.

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