Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Burnley

It is absolutely vital that Arsenal keep their recent improved run of results going with a home win against Burnley today. But almost as important as picking up all three points is for the players to build on the last two wins and start to find their fluency going forwards and their solididity in midfield and at the back.

As usual, Arsene Wenger has plenty of injury problems to worry about but he should still have more than enough quality to put the bottom club Burnley to the sword, especially as their confidence must be abysmal after failing to register a win since being promoted to the Premier League at the end of last season.

But the Frenchman has resisted the urge to make any changes from the away win at Sundertland last weekend, so Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey remain on the bench, while Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini both start in the centre of the pitch. It also means that our Spanish left back Nacho Monreal gets the nod at the heart of defence with Calum Chambers on the right and young Bellerin missing out again.

Chambers, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs
Arteta, Flamini, Cazorla, Chamberlain
Alexis, Welbeck

subs: Martinez, Bellerin, Ramsey, Rosicky, Walcott, Podolski, Sanogo

The Gunners need to start fast and get right at the struggling visitors and if we do that then it could be a goal fest. With the likes of Walcott and Ramsey on the bench as well, Burnley should be in for a long and painful afternoon. And we might even see Yaya Sanogo get his first senior Arsenal goal!

Tags Ramsey Walcott


  1. fred cowardly says:

    Aww Chelski broke the draw 2-1
    Come on QPR score again

  2. luvdaguns says:

    nice goal chambers!! santi would have shot that wide…

    1. Tyno says:

      Yeah, like he shot that FA cup final’s free kick wide.

  3. luvdaguns says:

    theo diaby!

  4. fred cowardly says:

    And Arsenal score MORE
    Still 11+ minutes left

  5. Brada b says:

    Bring on #14

  6. Ronny331 says:

    Ramsey not right, cazorla awful, ox not on it, welbeck dipping since his good start per wher do I start. 2-0 thanks goodness but this team needs a group hug, team building fun day or something 🙂

  7. Gunnersrule says:


  8. Brada b says:


  9. Mick The Gooner says:

    Alexis has carried the team for a while now, surely at some point, someone else will step up too. Maybe that someone will be #14 Theo Walcott!

  10. fred cowardly says:

    As much as I critcise Wenger, getting Sanchez and Chambers were great signings

    1. luvdaguns says:


    2. Justsoccerfan says:

      Arsenal is always nice to watch when attack instead of side way and back.

  11. abishek says:

    82nd min, 2-0 up and still Alexis is closing down the defender. WOW.

  12. luvdaguns says:

    now this look like the AFC I love!

  13. Justsoccerfan says:

    Walcot first shot already test the goali.

  14. Big Gun says:

    SHOULD BE 6 – 0.

  15. Ronny331 says:

    @abishek. My favourite thing to see from my team is pressing and closing down, I love a high work rate, rest of the team take note. 1 more goal please theo or Danny!

  16. Adienl says:

    Nobody can shoot like podolski. Love him.

  17. luvdaguns says:

    poldi has more SOGs than Ox, and he’s only been on the pitch 4″

    1. Mick The Gooner says:

      Podolski will kill someone with one of those powershots someday, my god…

  18. Gunnersrule says:

    Haish podolski so unlucky

  19. Brada b says:

    The prince beast #polski

  20. Ronny331 says:

    Pool lose and swansea/everton share a point. With our three a good day? 🙂 delighted for chambers.

  21. Gunnersrule says:

    SHouldve already been 5-0

  22. Big Gun says:

    Sanchez is simply the best player in the BPL right now. Eden Hazard eat your heart out

  23. Brada b says:

    Give burnley keeper credit he’s saving hiz arse off

  24. abishek says:

    2 assists from 2 full back, I LIKE IT…

  25. Ronny331 says:

    3 it is 🙂

  26. Brada b says:

    #sanchez goall

  27. Ronny331 says:

    Now all we need is man u and frankengall to get spanked tomorrow, #hatemanu

    1. Big Gun says:

      Agree. Although a draw would probably be better for us, always nice to see those w@nkers lose.

  28. Gunnersrule says:

    I love the performance nearing the end of the match
    Thats what arsenal really is and that is what we need
    It could have easily been a cricket scoreline burnley thank the keeper
    3-0 lets continue winning COYG

  29. Tyno says:

    Please don’t stop SANCHEZ!

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