Arsenal host Burnley in today’s afternoon match, with the Gunners looking to cap the perfect weekend off with a win. We have already seen all of our rivals drop points on Saturday, with only Chelsea and us not having played from the top six, and this match could prove huge in the title race.
We don’t expect the Blues to drop points at home to relegation-threatened Hull City, but they have to take on us and Liverpool in their next two league outings, which could see them join us in the extremely tight top-six battle.
This makes the next few weeks ultra-important, and we need to try and take each match as they come, starting with today. Burnley come to the Emirates Stadium having picked up only one solitary point from their nine away league outings, and we cant allow them to add to that.
The travelling side can also only boast having scored three goals on their travels, while we remain unbeaten at home since the opening Premier League weekend.
We should be able to call upon some returning stars today, with Francis Coquelin, Hector Bellerin, Olivier Giroud and Kieran Gibbs all expected to be available after injuries. The French striker was a doubt for the match after having to be subbed off last weekend, but is believed to have recovered in time to feature.
Expected Arsenal XI:
Bellerin Mustafi Koscielny Monreal
Iwobi Ozil Alexis
I must admit, this game almost seems like too obvious a win, which in turns have given me some doubt. We should be winning this game 4-0 with both Alexis and Giroud scoring, but for some reason I feel like they will resist letting us walk all over them, so I will resist the easy 4-0 win with a tame 2-0 win.
What are your predictions?
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