Arsenal v Burnley predicted line up – new signings to get start

Last week I put out my predicted line-up against Newcastle and within just a few hours it was announced that Mesut Ozil would not be playing due to ongoing security threats, I am hoping that we do not get a repeat this week and that my predicted line-up is very close to what Unai Emery will go with.

Leno will start in goal and he is probably the only certainty these days with so many options for Emery to choose from when it comes to the outfield players.

I sadly do expect to see Chambers dropped with Luiz coming in, a decision I disagree with, I cannot see the justification of changing a defence that kept a clean sheet away from home.

Monreal, Sokratis and Maitland-Niles should be the other defenders Emery goes with.

In midfield, Torreira should get a start and if Xhaka is ruled out due to injury concerns then Guendouzi looks a good thing to play alongside the Uruguayan.

Then we get to the really exciting part, normally I would have gone with Ozil but considering the circumstances, I am backing Ceballos to start alongside Aubameynag and Pepe with Lacazette in front of those three.

So, that is my prediction and an exciting team it does look like but as usual with Emery expect to be surprised.

Predicted line-up



  1. gotanidea says:

    Because Lacazette, Xhaka, Ozil and Kolasinac are unfit, my prediction is:

    Maitland-Niles . Chambers . Sokratis . Monreal
    …………Willock ………… Guendouzi
    Pepe ……………. Ceballos …….. Mkhitaryan

    1. Chizzy says:

      Hey Lacazette is fit for today’s match

  2. Fabregas says:

    I hope chambers is in the lineup he is better than both luiz and sokratis. But a really strong formation, 3-0 i hope with both lacazzette and aubamyang on the scoresheet

  3. Sue says:

    I’m happy with that line up!
    Auba has faced Burnley 3 times, scoring a brace each time… will it continue later? I sure as hell hope so COYG

    1. gotanidea says:

      Yes I just read the fact that Aubameyang scored a brace everytime he faced them

      Because of that, he has to be the main striker and Lacazette has to be benched

  4. Joey Mack says:

    I’m guessing he’ll play 3 at the back and PAL upfront – not because it’s needed against Burnley but to fine tune that formation to use against Liverpool next week. I think Ceballos will also start.

    1. NONNY says:

      You said it all it’s not needed against Burnley so why play it

      Liverpool’s approach will be totally different so no need to experiment all experiments started and ended last season…

  5. Ali says:

    it’s fantastic line up. but i hate to see guendouzi in our starting line-up

  6. Adeyemi damilare says:

    i will like unai emery to start young player like he did in our last game, in which we grab all three point away from home and a clean sheet,let him rest d big guys for our next game against liverpool,david luiz should nt play,so that we can go to anfield with strong team considering the factt that we are playing away frm home next week

  7. Adajim says:

    And what did Chambers do wrong in the last match to make you suggest he should be drop for Luiz?
    Arsenal fans needs to understand the technical crew is building a young defence capable of serving us for years, addition of Luiz is to help the young CB grow and provide cover, droping young guy who hasnt done anything wrong for a pensioner that has just 2yrs with us isnt wise. I will keep same defence as last game and only replace willock Miki and/or Nelson

  8. Godswill says:

    I would prefer Luis/Chambers

  9. I’m happy with that lineup!
    BUT 4 me it should be….Leno……Niles…….chambers……..Sokratis….Kolasinac………Torreira…….Pepe……….Guendouzi……..Ceballos…….Aubameyang….Lacazette

  10. Charles Barbbar says:

    My predicted lineup will be;

    Niles… Socratis…Chambers…Monreal




  11. Innit says:

    That’s our best lineup (without Bellerin). I hope that is indeed today’s lineup

  12. Rkw says:

    Would be happy with that line up … But weak points are full backs … One not up to the job the other well past his best …dont think burnley have fast wingers fortunately but need bellerin and tiernay back ASAP

  13. Brian Uganda says:

    ………. LENO………
    …. CHAMBERS..TOREIRA(Xhaka if fit)
    PEPE…. OZIL(Cebbalos)… AUBA
    ……… LACAZATTE……

  14. NONNY says:

    I will be very pleased to see those 3 in midfield and see how they fair

    1. NONNY says:





      That’s my pick 4 Liverpool but at Burnley I will go with the line-up in the article

  15. NONNY says:

    Please in the absence of xhaka,ozil and monreal who wears the captain armband

  16. hassan mohamed ahmed says:

    i prefer these formation 433
    Niles Sokratis Luiz Kolasinac
    Ozil Torreira Ceballos
    Pepe Lacazette Aubameyan

  17. Boss K says:

    It’s really going to be a mouth watering game

  18. Liam Gallagher says:

    I wouldn’t have Socratis anywhere near the first 11 as I believe he’s more of a liability than Mustafi. Leno Niles Luiz Chambers Kola Guendouzi torriera ceballos Pepe Abameyang Lacca or if one of the front three isn’t fit enough move Ceballos into the 3 and add willock to the midfield.

    1. Samson says:

      If we play Chambers/Socrates at anfield , I’ll bet Liverpool to score over 2.5goals against us

  19. Hill says:

    I rate Chambers higher than Sokratis and Luiz.
    Guenduozi slows down our game. I would for Torreira and Ceballos in central mid with super Ozil doing what he does at no.10.

    Pepe Auba and Lacazette are out undisputed front 3

    1. NONNY says:

      Super ?zil as slow as Guendozi is he is still faster than super ?zil

  20. Samson says:

    Luiz is better than Chambers and Socrates is still more dependable than Chambers so until holding return to full fitness it will be Luiz/Socrates

  21. Samson says:

    @hill do you mean super ozil taking a stroll to and fro? because that is what he does best in the no,10 these days.

  22. Liam Gallagher says:

    Where does the concept that Socratis is more dependable than Chambers come from. Socratis well be even worse with Var and he is a car crash without it

  23. Kedar says:

    I think we should dip Sokratis as Chambers looks more promising than Sokratis…
    Ceballos should start instead of Xhaka
    My Line is
    AMN, Chambers, Luiz, Kolasinac
    Ceballos, Lucas, Guendouzi
    Pepe Lacazette Aubameyang

  24. Sean Williams says:

    If you are right Martin, this is the best side Arsenal have fielded for a long time. I hope the speed and intensity of the ‘invincibles’ returns. When Hector and Kieren Tierney are back we will have one heck of a team. I hope they are as good on the field as on paper. Nervous today because I expect so much from the boys.

  25. ArseOverTit says:

    C’mon new Arsenal.

    Do the biz!

    Did someone say they didn’t want to see Guenda in the team. Can’t think why not as the boy is an outstanding talent. To think Smith-Rowe will surely step up into the first team sooner rather than later it is an exciting time with much promise.

    Hope that promise comes to fruition.

  26. jon fox says:

    OT On TV right now, RvP SAYS HE LEFT BECAUSE WE DID NOT OFFER HIM A NEW DEAL. This is a lie IMO. I just do NOT believe this and what is more, he is clearly saying he has no special feeling for Arsenal, other than being grateful for his time. He also says and get this for an insult to us- he “he holds no grudge against us”. Well get you, you old phoney! “YOU do not hold a grudge? Big deal! It is US who should and do hold a grudge . This perennially injured yet well paid player had just one really productive season with us, out of many years on our treatment table(his final one) before taking the Old Trafford shilling! What a piece of dirt this sham man is. NB: I have nothing against players putting their career before the commonly (but mostly falsely) expressed love for the badge that many sham players claim. But to speak as this man just has, on BT Sport this morning, clearly shows how shallow he was and is and how he has tried to make himself into the victim, instead of the betrayer.. What a despicable liar! He must think we Gooners were born yesterday, to try to CON us with this rubbish!

  27. Frédéric slimane says:

    Wrong, Lacazette,Auba, Luiz are playing unlike mikhi, Pepe, chambers.,sorry man!

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