Burnley boss looking forward to big clash with Arsenal

Sean Dyche has his Burnley side enjoying a thoroughly impressive start to the campaign, and is looking forward to taking on Arsenal this weekend. The Clarets boss is full of praise and respect for his upcoming opponents, and is looking forward to the challenge from the Gunners.

The Burnley boss said: “They are a fine side with a brilliant manager.

“We have spoken many times about the big challenges throughout a season.

“They can come in all different ways in the Premier League, as we know.

“But it’s fair to say there’s a group of clubs at the very top who will always be looked upon – or certainly in recent times be looked upon – as the main big games of the season.

“I think Arsenal, without a shadow of doubt, fit into that, and particularly at Turf Moor.”

Dyche is adamant that concentration is the main ingredient in earning any sort of reward when taking on the better sides, although feels hard done by the results endured against our side last term.

“You have to stay focused all the time, that’s the biggest thing, because they can pounce and hurt you at any time,” he added.

“We were unfortunate last season, the two games, home and away. I thought we played very well in both and two big decisions went against us.

“I’m really pleased with how the team is performing at the moment.

“But there is still a lot of work to be done and we continue to work at the details in our performances.”

Burnley are no doubt in the form of their lives, but surely the only way they get a result is if we don’t play to our strengths.

Do the Clarets have enough to stop a top-form Arsenal side? Should Burnley be favourites considering our away results this season?

Pat J

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  1. gotanidea says:

    Last season, Burnley lost to Arsenal because of unfair official decisions. The wins were ugly and dirty, so I hope Arsenal would win from open play goals in the upcoming match.

    As long as Arsenal players are having problems in receiving and passing the ball, Burnley still have a chance to beat them. Many Arsenal players often produced bad touches that lead to loose balls and missed opportunities, I hope they fix that issue this time.

    In 2000s, Arsenal were renowned of their creative and accurate passing game, I wonder what has changed in Wenger’s training programme these days. Ideally, Arsenal players should be able to receive and pass the ball like Guardiola’s team.

    1. ThirdManJW says:

      Before, we had the likes of Fabregas, Bergkamp, Pires, Hleb, passing from midfield, now it’s the likes of Xhaka, Coquelin, Ramsey, and Elneny. Says it all really!

  2. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Sorry Dyche but this doesn’t end well for you

  3. Eddy Hoyte says:

    I have a funny feeling Burnley will get trashed easily… Its tradition for Arsenal to surprise everyone when you expect them to blow it

  4. nuel says:

    If arsenal can play to their full strength i don’t see burnley standing any chance against them . Come on u gooners

  5. Eat Pie says:

    Mugabe is out, now we get rid of Wenger.

    Unfoetunately I dont think Wenger will go willingly.

  6. kev says:

    I hope Xhaka is benched for yhis game.If’s funny how people can ever think for a moment that Xhaka is better than Wilshere.Wilsherefor all his injuries and unrealised potential is twice the player Xhaka is and a level above Ramsey in technique,talent and ability.I didn’t like how people used the Europa league maych to judgr him at all after he had shown world class performances in previous matches.I just don’t get why people love Xhaka.People call Coquelin average but if played in his actual position and not this box-to-box or whatever he will defend brillianly and give it to his more reliable partner which quite unfortunately we don’t havd at the moment.
    It’s annoying seeing Wilshere on ths bench week in werk oug.Hs might now regret sraying when Barcelona came calling.Fans want players to be loyal but they themselves are not loyal.What annoying fans we’ve become.

    1. jon fox says:

      You claim that fans are not loyal but you are wrong. Fans do not change the team they support but players do move around, so do most managers. Fans also support the club above any player so their loyaly IS and SHOULD BE to the club. Which it is! Fans get annoyed and rightfully if their club is not doing it s best BUT I have never met a true fan who changed teams, after early childhood.

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