It is always interesting to see what the opposition media (including fan blogs) has to say, and how confident they are before they face Arsenal, especially when it is at the Emirates.
Lancs live is calling the Clarets striker Ashley Barnes the most lethal in the Premier League, using the stats for 2019. They point out that he has more goals than Mo Salah and is level on goals with Raheem Sterling. Their headline, in particular, is a beauty “Striker is the most lethal in the league – and Burnley are coming for Arsenal” To say that Lancs Live are confident is an understatement.
The Lancashire Telegraph concentrate on more mundane stuff like team news and have avoided any sensational headlines that Lancashire is going with.
You would be forgiven for thinking that Burnely is not facing Arsenal this weekend if you visit Up The Clarets, the unofficial Burnley supporters website. They barely mention the game. In fact, they have covered manager Sean Dyche pre-match press conference and that is about it.
Burnley Express ran a very interesting article and pointed out something I simply did not know. Apparently, Sean Dyche has faced 27 different clubs since Burnley won promotion back in 2014 and when they returned after relegation in 2016 and he has won at least a point off every one of those teams apart from one, Arsenal.
Quite a mixed bag really, I liked how Lancs live bigged up Ashley Barnes and the Burnley Express Sean Dyche piece about him doing a clean sweep was an education. I was a little surprised at the lack of pre-match coverage from Up the Clarets and Lancashire Telegraph but each to their own.
Still, it was an interesting exercise.
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