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


  1. gotanidea says:

    I predict Aubameyang would score the only goal in the game

  2. Brian dillon says:


    1. Atid says:

      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. Benjas says:

        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.

  3. NONNY says:

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

    1. Eugene Omorogbe says:

      Nice job man.congratulations to Arsenal.

  4. Samson says:

    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.

  5. Rkw says:

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

  6. Jim wall says:

    Team v burnley

    Amn. Chambers sok. Monreal

    Guzzez. Torrer
    Pepe. Lacca. Auba

    1. Sue says:

      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!

  7. Sue says:

    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. Kev82 says:

      Don’t think so Sue. You looking forward to the game tomorrow? Early one for you ?

      1. Sue says:

        Was just about to reply to your comment – Guendouzi’s due a goal! He runs off to celebrate & the camera zooms in on Luiz ?
        Yes, yes, yes (When Harry met Sally style ?) 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. Kev82 says:

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

          1. Sue says:

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

          2. Kev82 says:

            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 ? Barcelona beat tonight it was a good game Bilbao fella scored a lovely bicycle kick ?? haha you’ll be needed a clear head ?

          3. Sue says:

            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 ?
            Too right, imagine that on top of all the smog & crap on the tube!! ?

          4. Kev82 says:

            Just bring your gas mask and pretend your Darth Vader ? he should have stayed at Atletico they look powerful this year my bet for the champions League and what a player João Félix is ? haha no I don’t think so Sue ? I think he will ?

          5. Sue says:

            ? well I’d better get a bet on then, Meg has spoken ?
            I’m shocked that Liverpool aren’t being shown this weekend!!!

          6. Kev82 says:

            They will on bein sports or DAZN ? do you think we’ll beat them next Saturday Süe ? Haha do it Süe might get 20/1 off them right now ?

          7. Sue says:

            Well I won’t be tuning in ? 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! ? although with your tips….. haha!

          8. Kev82 says:

            Do you like how I’m spelling your name (Süe) ? 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 ?

          9. Sue says:

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

          10. Kev82 says:

            Did you see Griezmann is managing Arsenal he sold Lacazette to Huddersfield for 23.5 million and signed Andy Robertson ? haha yes ? 2-1 city it’s a tough one but city will edge it ? haha uncle Sue ? 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 ? ??????

          11. Sue says:

            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! ??

          12. Kev82 says:

            Well have you joined the Ashburton army? ? 2-1 not all convincing but still 3 points ? you watching the game Sue ?

        2. Sue says:

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

          1. Sue says:

            YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!! JESUS!!!!

          2. Sue says:

            Oh Kev, I could cry

          3. Kev82 says:

            It is absolutely Sue ? Ceba was good ??? as was Luiz ??? and Pépé ??? Tottenham off the hook then ? a point is good we’re above them both ? did your son enjoy his birthday Sue ? ???

          4. Sue says:

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

          5. Kev82 says:

            Oh sorry I thought it was today Sue ? my little girl is 12 next month a teenager next year I’m getting old ? yes he was Sue let’s buy him now ? pukki for the golden boot ? ?

          6. Sue says:

            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 ??
            Things are looking not bad at all, Kev! ?
            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 ?

          7. Kev82 says:

            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 ☺️ too quick is absolutely bang on Sue ? haha I’m not sure I’ll love that anymore than you do ? Sue so did I ? I predicted 2-1 Newcastle deary me they are shocking Bruce will be sacked before the international break ? haha Pukki bags a hat trick and the Cadbury golden boot goes to carrow road ?

          8. Sue says:

            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 ?
            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 ?

          9. Kev82 says:

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

          10. Sue says:

            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. Kev82 says:

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

          12. Sue says:

            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 ?
            Enders is the only soap imo haha!!
            Sure thing – watch & record!! ?

          13. Kev82 says:

            Well I used to watch Emmerdale and Corrie I was forced to ? yes Sue a bit of passion from the boys hopefully ? what’s the oldest recording you have on your box ? ?

          14. Kev82 says:

            I did enjoy Brookside back in the day mad Jimmy Corkhill and Ron Dixon the ladies man ?

          15. Sue says:

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

          16. Kev82 says:

            Keep it clean hahahaha ? 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 ? haha you were a fan too ? it’ll be close I’ll say Chelsea 2-1 going for a lot of 2-1’s this weekend ? lol December recordings still there ?

          17. Sue says:

            ? oh I love Ferris!!
            They’ll have to win or FL will be out ?
            Oh Danny Murphy ?

          18. Kev82 says:

            Haha lamps gone before the 3rd game ? too late cocu has his job at derby ? haha it’s a classic Sue ?Mary Shelley Frankenstein tonight ? hate Danny Murphy ?

          19. Sue says:

            Pukki looks more like a librarian than a footballer!! His first goal was spot on!!
            No zombie films on?! ?

          20. Kev82 says:

            Funnily there was a British zombie film on Anna and the apocalypse ? it was like a musical comedy horror ? haha a librarian ???

          21. Sue says:

            What a howler from Adrian…he can do that next week if he likes!!
            A musical zombie film, yikes!! ?
            Finally… Arsenal!

          22. Kev82 says:

            You might like it Sue ? haha loris karius the 2nd ? seen it that Sean dyce never shuts up complaining does he ? hate Burnley want them relegated ?

          23. Sue says:

            He does like a good whinge.. and that voice! Dontcha just want to clear your throat for him?! ?
            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 – ?
            I reckon they’ll just scrape staying up!

  8. Innit says:


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

  9. Seth says:

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

  10. Derrick says:

    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

  11. McLovin says:

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

  12. Le Coq Monster says:

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

    1. Sue says:

      Well, I’m not at all surprised you chose that scoreline, Le Coq ?

  13. Kev82 says:

    3-1 Guendouzi with a last minute screamer ?

  14. Mike Nice says:

    3-1 will be the score

  15. Aussie Jack says:

    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.

  16. Kenya 001 says:

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

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