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
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!
Aww Chelski broke the draw 2-1
Come on QPR score again
nice goal chambers!! santi would have shot that wide…
Yeah, like he shot that FA cup final’s free kick wide.
And Arsenal score MORE
Still 11+ minutes left
Bring on #14
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 🙂
Hes back #THEO YESSSSSSS COYFG!!!
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!
As much as I critcise Wenger, getting Sanchez and Chambers were great signings
Arsenal is always nice to watch when attack instead of side way and back.
82nd min, 2-0 up and still Alexis is closing down the defender. WOW.
now this look like the AFC I love!
Walcot first shot already test the goali.
SHOULD BE 6 – 0.
@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!
Nobody can shoot like podolski. Love him.
poldi has more SOGs than Ox, and he’s only been on the pitch 4″
Podolski will kill someone with one of those powershots someday, my god…
Haish podolski so unlucky
The prince beast #polski
Pool lose and swansea/everton share a point. With our three a good day? 🙂 delighted for chambers.
SHouldve already been 5-0
Sanchez is simply the best player in the BPL right now. Eden Hazard eat your heart out
Give burnley keeper credit he’s saving hiz arse off
2 assists from 2 full back, I LIKE IT…
3 it is 🙂
Now all we need is man u and frankengall to get spanked tomorrow, #hatemanu
Agree. Although a draw would probably be better for us, always nice to see those w@nkers lose.
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
Please don’t stop SANCHEZ!