Burnley v Arsenal Form Guide – Get ready to suffer you Clarets!

Burnley may have just been promoted from the Championship, but they have already proven that that they are no pushovers, especially at Turf Moor, and they are comfortably in mid-table after the first six games in the Premier League.

Although the Clarets lost 1-0 to Swansea on this season’s opening day, that is actually there only home defeat in the last 17 League games, stretching back to before Xmas. And of course they have beaten both Watford and Liverpool 2-0 recently, and drew 1-1 with (at the time) high-flying Hull City.

Le Prof is well aware that this game is going to be far from easy. “Burnley have been very efficient at home and they are a team who are very well organised with their style of play because they have had a consistency from the manager,” said Wenger.

“Sean Dyche has been there for a few years now and he knows the Premier League. It looks like he has adapted his style efficiently. I watched their last game against Watford and their commitment was absolutely superb. We have to prepare for a battle mentally and I believe it will be a very important and very interesting game as well.

“I think Burnley are ready to suffer,” added Wenger. “They are ready, because against Liverpool they had not a lot of possession, but they were very efficient and as well because they have strong points. They are strong on the counter-attack, they are efficient on set-pieces and that’s why they get results.”

So we have established that Burnley have a good home record, but Arsenal also have an excellent away record. Since Xmas the Gunners have lost just one away League game, and that was 3-2 at Old Trafford in Frbruary. And coincidently, our opening day defeat to Liverpool is our only loss in our last 16 League games and we have won our last four.

Burnley may be good at home, but I think they are going to come back down to Earth tomorrow when they face the mighty Arsenal!



  1. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. Burnley at Turf Moor are no chumps to swatted aside so easily. They have good defensive discipline and will look to exploit our high line…We turn up and play with fight and focus, we can pip the 3p. If not…

  2. We had an excellent September 🙂
    5 wins, 1 draw (PSG), 0 Losses
    Lets continue in October with first beating Burnley

    This is an away match so need to respect Burnley or they will beat us
    By respecting Burnley I mean, taking them seriously, playing hard, playing our best players.
    I don’t want to start October with a bad result
    Don’t care what the score is as long as we win
    A win is a win

  3. I well know that there are going to be tough to beat especially on their own ground. But with the kind of performance we produce against chelski and Basel., we are going to get the 3 point. Press them high and force them to make mistakes at the back. Pace will be key to beating them. It works against chelski. That’s why I will prefer Sanchez leading the line again. Let’s go GOONERS

  4. Crucial points, if we mess up in a game like this it’ll make that che result null and void. I think the lads are enjoying their football, teams generally fear us when we’re in the mood. And now that we have two excellent CB’s they should fear it more so, that used to be an achilles of sort, we’d be dominating then all of a sudden a sucker punch would take the wind out of our sails. Looking forward to this game, I’m enjoying watching us grow as a team. The back, the middle, up front, we are still developing, whilst looking good in the meantime.

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