Arsenal v Burnley match preview and score prediction

Under normal circumstances, it is fairly easy to guess what line-up the manager will go with and you can then craft a match preview based on that guess, however, that is not so much the case with Arsenal right now.

I have no idea how many changes Unai Emery is going to make, there really are a ton of open questions with no answer until Emery announces the team tomorrow.

I cannot know what sort of frontline will be fielded, will Luiz be brought in at the back? what is the formation? Ceballos, Nelson, Willock, Torreira, will they play?.

However, that does not mean that I cannot be confident that Arsenal will win at home with the squad they have, because I am very confident they will win.

Bringing in Luiz and say dropping Chambers will not weaken the defence, picking Torreira over Willock will not weaken the midfield, playing only two of Pepe, Lacazette and Aubameyang will not affect Arsenal strike capabilities and so on.

We are not talking about Emery fielding a team fit for the Carabao Cup, no, we will see a very strong Arsenal line up tomorrow in some form and one that will beat Burnley.

I am not being complacent, I know the Clarets will pose a threat, they have an in-form Ashley Barnes and they will be very physical but Burnley have lost nine in a row against Arsenal in the Premier League and there is a reason for that.

I am not so confident that Burnley will not penetrate the Arsenal defence, I suspect they will breach the backline at some point but the Arsenal forward line will simply be too strong for Sean Dyche’s men to hold out for the whole game.

In conclusion, I expect a clear Arsenal win.

Predicted Score

Arsenal 3-1

Updated: August 16, 2019 — 4:29 pm


  1. I predict Aubameyang would score the only goal in the game

    1. I would like us to use as many players as possible over our first couple of matches, so that we can see exactly who is ready for the next two matches, which will be far more of a test.

      I think we all saw who was up to speed and had what the most from pre season so far. Leno, Maitland-niles, chambers, Sokratis, guendozi, willock and aubameyang all look up to speed.

      Burnley is a perfect opportunity to get the rest of the squad up to speed

      Martinez, Luiz, holding, Monreal, kolasinac, torreira, xhaka, mkhitaryan, ozil, nelson, Pepe, Lacazette, martinelli, Smith-Rowe

      I would like to see all these guys get some minutes and the chance to get some form asap.

      Before we play Liverpool and spurs

      1. Martinez? You must be kidding, this is the league, you don’t change your goalkeeper due to opponent you facing unless there is an injury.

        Your line up will definitely not win against Burnley.

  2. I predict it will be tight but we may see Goals at both end

    1. Nice job man.congratulations to Arsenal.

  3. We most take var into consideration and consider the calmest heads in defense otherwise we may concede more goals from var,who are the calmest heads we have in our ranks (holding)alone I assume.

  4. If he plays our top 3 up front xhaka is out cabellos and torreira in will go for 3 1 …

  5. Team v burnley

    Amn. Chambers sok. Monreal

    Guzzez. Torrer
    Pepe. Lacca. Auba

    1. I’d like to see Luiz instead of Chambers.. if Xhaka’s fit, he’ll play instead of Guendouzi. And I’d like to see Ozil instead of Ceballos other than that, spot on Jim!

  6. Is Merson no longer predicting?? Charlie Nicholas thinks we’ll win 4-1.. that’d do nicely!! I’d be more than happy with that!

    1. Don’t think so Sue. You looking forward to the game tomorrow? Early one for you ๐Ÿ˜„

      1. Was just about to reply to your comment – Guendouzi’s due a goal! He runs off to celebrate & the camera zooms in on Luiz ๐Ÿ˜‚
        Yes, yes, yes (When Harry met Sally style ๐Ÿ˜†) gonna leave around 9.30… Soccer AM on to record again!!! Listen out for the drum.. did you read about that?
        Glad it’s Friday, Kev?!

        1. Yeah I heard about that Sue lol I’m not sure about the drum ๐Ÿ˜‚ haha yeah that would be a picture wouldn’t it ๐Ÿ˜‚ at this rate your sky box will be memory full with soccer am ๐Ÿ˜ yeah been a crappy week Sue you having a few lagers tonight?

          1. Well at least it’s over, Kev! No, not tonight… can’t deal with a headache tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜†
            So Serie A starts next weekend?? Wanted to see how Ramsey gets on, but is he even fit?

          2. I think he’s still injured Sue bummer when you a sign a player and he’s injured.. Tierney probably won’t play until November ๐Ÿ™„ Barcelona beat tonight it was a good game Bilbao fella scored a lovely bicycle kick ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ haha you’ll be needed a clear head ๐Ÿ˜„

          3. That’s ages away.. just got to keep thinking he’ll be worth the wait, Kev!
            Antoine played too.. has he scored for them yet? He’s as bad as bloody Hazard ๐Ÿ˜‚
            Too right, imagine that on top of all the smog & crap on the tube!! ๐Ÿคช

          4. Just bring your gas mask and pretend your Darth Vader ๐Ÿ˜† he should have stayed at Atletico they look powerful this year my bet for the champions League and what a player Joรฃo Fรฉlix is ๐Ÿ˜„ haha no I don’t think so Sue ๐Ÿ˜… I think he will ๐Ÿ™

          5. ๐Ÿ˜‚ well I’d better get a bet on then, Meg has spoken ๐Ÿ˜‰
            I’m shocked that Liverpool aren’t being shown this weekend!!!

          6. They will on bein sports or DAZN ๐Ÿ˜† do you think we’ll beat them next Saturday Sรผe ? Haha do it Sรผe might get 20/1 off them right now ๐Ÿ˜„

          7. Well I won’t be tuning in ๐Ÿ˜† Kev… I’m shuddering just thinking about next week.. been sooo long since we last won up there, i will be absolutely amazed if we get anything.. so I guess I’m fearing the worst, anything else is a bonus! What do you think?
            Might have a butchers, don’t usually bet… because I haven’t got a scooby! ๐Ÿ˜‚ although with your tips….. haha!

          8. Do you like how I’m spelling your name (Sรผe) ๐Ÿ˜† I’m dreading it too tbh because Sokratis will be a liability with they’re pace was hoping Holding would be fit so we might need to go with 3 at the back in that game.. and not go too gung-ho because we’ll be killed on the break! Haha it’s easy just ask a clerk if your confused ๐Ÿ˜

          9. ร–zil-esque ๐Ÿ˜ maybe we should put off thinking about it… for a few days at least!
            Ask a clerk, if you’re confused ๐Ÿคฃ i meant about predicting, I have a good spell about once a year, then I’m called Uncle Sue ๐Ÿคฃ so… City v spuds score?

          10. Did you see Griezmann is managing Arsenal he sold Lacazette to Huddersfield for 23.5 million and signed Andy Robertson ๐Ÿ˜† haha yes ๐Ÿ˜… 2-1 city it’s a tough one but city will edge it ๐Ÿ˜„ haha uncle Sue ๐Ÿคญ well it’s that time Sue and you have an early one so will bid you goodnight, sleep well and enjoy the game tomorrow and don’t even think about joining the ashburton army not a fan of the drum ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด

          11. Hahaha no drum for you?! I draw the line at a trumpet!
            Well, Kev… it’s stopped raining & the sun is out – just for the Arsenal!
            Let’s hope for a good win. Hope you slept well.. laterz! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž

          12. Well have you joined the Ashburton army? ๐Ÿ˜† 2-1 not all convincing but still 3 points ๐Ÿ‘ you watching the game Sue ๐Ÿ˜‰

        2. Well I took my drumsticks, just in case, but wasn’t needed ๐Ÿ˜†
          Was a.good game, Kev.. a win’s a win ๐Ÿ‘
          Yes.. and it’s doing my bloody head in, Kev!! What a pi**er..

          1. YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!! JESUS!!!!

          2. Oh Kev, I could cry

          3. It is absolutely Sue ๐Ÿ˜€ Ceba was good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ as was Luiz ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท and Pรฉpรฉ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Tottenham off the hook then ๐Ÿ˜ฎ a point is good we’re above them both ๐Ÿ˜ did your son enjoy his birthday Sue ? ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰

          4. Yes they were all good.. Ceballos exceptionally so!
            Aww thanks, Kev.. but it’s next week, when we play those bell ends ๐Ÿ˜–

          5. Oh sorry I thought it was today Sue ๐Ÿคช my little girl is 12 next month a teenager next year I’m getting old ๐Ÿ˜† yes he was Sue let’s buy him now ๐Ÿ˜€ pukki for the golden boot ? ๐Ÿ˜‚

          6. Aww that’s ok! Weren’t far out!
            Aww bless her.. they grow up too quickly hey, Kev! Ooh the good old teenage years.. huffing, puffing & stropping… you’ll love it ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜
            Things are looking not bad at all, Kev! ๐Ÿ‘
            I couldn’t believe it, I honestly thought Newcastle would win that.. and Pukki’s right up there! Just imagine of on the last day, it was between him & Auba ๐Ÿ˜

          7. Yeah Sue I thought I saw you say getting tickets for Burnley game for the sons birthday, I don’t know where I seen that โ˜บ๏ธ too quick is absolutely bang on Sue ๐Ÿ™„ haha I’m not sure I’ll love that anymore than you do ๐Ÿ˜‚ Sue so did I ๐Ÿคช I predicted 2-1 Newcastle deary me they are shocking Bruce will be sacked before the international break ๐Ÿ˜‚ haha Pukki bags a hat trick and the Cadbury golden boot goes to carrow road ๐Ÿ˜†

          8. You can see why the geordie fans were devastated – losing Rafa & replacing him with Bruce!! Gutted!
            I used to quite like them – Albert & Asprilla… but I don’t anymore ๐Ÿ˜†
            Been interesting so far, Kev. Said on Sky earlier that this is the first time we’ve won the first 2 games since 2009!! Oh and btw Soccer AM was much better! 2 from Eastenders were on it ๐Ÿ‘

          9. Haha yeah at least we head to anfield with 6 points 2 clear of spurs and city ๐Ÿ˜ yeah phillipe Albert the Belgian ๐Ÿ˜„ phil Mitchell ? Johnny Allen Denis Rickman Ian Beale ? Haha he’s a Liverpool fan ๐Ÿ˜›

          10. Actually it was Ben & Jay.. Jay’s a Hammer..
            MOTD soon… see that front flip again woohoo!!
            I’m still worried about next week.. but even if we do lose, i think we’ll put up more of a fight!

          11. Oh I don’t know those 2 as you can tell Sue I’m not much of a soap fan ๐Ÿ˜‚ yessss you gonna record it Sue ? ๐Ÿ˜„ I think we’ll lose but not as heavy as we usually do 3-1 and we bounce back against spurs ๐Ÿ˜„

          12. Obviously I want us to win, but if it’s not meant to be, I just hope we score!
            Oh I’d love to beat those tw*ts the following week ๐Ÿ˜‰
            Enders is the only soap imo haha!!
            Sure thing – watch & record!! ๐Ÿ˜

          13. Well I used to watch Emmerdale and Corrie I was forced to ๐Ÿ˜† yes Sue a bit of passion from the boys hopefully ๐Ÿ™ what’s the oldest recording you have on your box ? ๐Ÿ˜„

          14. I did enjoy Brookside back in the day mad Jimmy Corkhill and Ron Dixon the ladies man ๐Ÿ˜‚

          15. I recorded the NLD from December & have kept it.. never to be deleted!! And some MOTD’s of when we’ve been ๐Ÿ˜„ so mainly Arsenal on there surprise surprise!
            I used to love Brooky ๐Ÿ˜€
            Leicester win tomorrow??
            Do you record much? Keep it clean hahahahaha!!

          16. Keep it clean hahahaha ๐Ÿ˜‚ no nothing Sue any highlights I just YouTube and don’t watch many TV shows just one or 2 I mainly just watch the American TV on iptv always something on Ferris bueller last night ๐Ÿ˜… haha you were a fan too ๐Ÿ‘ it’ll be close I’ll say Chelsea 2-1 going for a lot of 2-1’s this weekend ๐Ÿ˜‚ lol December recordings still there ๐Ÿ˜‚

          17. ๐Ÿ˜ oh I love Ferris!!
            They’ll have to win or FL will be out ๐Ÿ˜†
            Oh Danny Murphy ๐Ÿ˜–

          18. Haha lamps gone before the 3rd game ๐Ÿ˜† too late cocu has his job at derby ๐Ÿ˜† haha it’s a classic Sue ๐Ÿ˜€Mary Shelley Frankenstein tonight ๐Ÿ˜‚ hate Danny Murphy ๐Ÿ˜ 

          19. Pukki looks more like a librarian than a footballer!! His first goal was spot on!!
            No zombie films on?! ๐Ÿ˜

          20. Funnily there was a British zombie film on Anna and the apocalypse ๐Ÿ˜‚ it was like a musical comedy horror ๐Ÿ˜Š haha a librarian ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

          21. What a howler from Adrian…he can do that next week if he likes!!
            A musical zombie film, yikes!! ๐Ÿ˜›
            Finally… Arsenal!

          22. You might like it Sue ๐Ÿ˜† haha loris karius the 2nd ๐Ÿ˜‚ seen it that Sean dyce never shuts up complaining does he ๐Ÿคช hate Burnley want them relegated ๐Ÿ‘Š

          23. He does like a good whinge.. and that voice! Dontcha just want to clear your throat for him?! ๐Ÿ˜€
            It bloody was Karius the 2nd.. I couldn’t believe it!! Southampton really should have equalised!
            I don’t like Barnes.. and when Barton was there – ๐Ÿคฌ
            I reckon they’ll just scrape staying up!

  7. 3-0

    But happy with any score as long as it’s a win and 3 points

  8. i hope being at home we have capacity to keep another cleansheet with 3 goals on our score board

  9. I think unai should start luiz and papa
    then torriera ozil ceballos upfront no doubt we need those super three giants
    on my opinion arsenal 7-0 Burnley

  10. Any score line would do as long as we win. Clean sheet would be nice too, and 4-5 goals!

  11. A win will take us TOP !…………so 69-0 !………69 by the 69th minute then we will park the bus !

    1. Well, I’m not at all surprised you chose that scoreline, Le Coq ๐Ÿ˜‚

  12. 3-1 Guendouzi with a last minute screamer ๐Ÿ˜„

  13. 3-1 will be the score

  14. This is the type of game where hero`s are made (or destroyed). Arsenal, to me,are not a 6-0 side yet but it will come once the defence has settled and confidence has fully returned. 3-1 for me.

  15. All I need to see is torreira playing I wonder what happened he made xhaka look good

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