Arsenal are heading for their eighth Premier League win in a row, something that no other club has achieved this season, but to reach that milestone we first have to dispose of Burnley at Turf Moor this weekend.
Burnley may be 17 places below us in the table, but Arsene Wenger is well aware that they are no pushovers, especially on their home turf. “Burnley is a tough test for everybody,” Wenger said on the official Arsenal website. “You shouldn’t look at the table because they started slowly but recently they have played very well against all the big teams in the league.
“They are quite efficient at home because they have made 18 of their 26 points at home and therefore we have to make sure we produce the expected performance on the commitment, on the focus and on the quality of our game.”
“Of course, you have to be at their level of physical performance, because they will be there,” he said.
“On the rest, you want to produce the quality of performance that is expected from us on the technical side. You have first to fight with them physically, that’s for sure.”
Wenger can miraculously count on having his full squad available for the first time for many years, so you can bet that he will make sure he picks his biggest and strongest team to face the hardy Northeners. We will have to make sure we pass the ball quickly and don’t allow them to make any suicidal lunges on our fragile squad. Can we go a whole fortnight without any injuries?