Team news, stats and predictions ahead of Burnley vs Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday (kick-off 12:30 p.m.).
Jack Cork could add to BurnleyThe injury worries about Arsenal’s visit.
The midfielder played with a hamstring problem in the midweek draw with Leicester and needs to be assessed with Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady, who are in great shape.
Forward Ashley Barnes, however, remains out.
Arsenal hope to have Emile Smith Rowe available.
The attacking midfielder suffered a muscle injury in the 3-1 win at Leicester, but manager Mikel Arteta doesn’t think that’s a serious problem.
The Gunners have no other fitness issues as Bukayo Saka and captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are calling for callbacks that were dropped off the bench last time around.
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Jones knows prediction
After watching how Burnley took the game to Leicester on Wednesday night, you would be a brave man who would flounder in the 8/13 with Sky Bet for a win away from Arsenal. I was confident about the outcome of the double chance midweek (draw or Burnley win against Leicester) and it seems the way to play here again with Arsenal so skinny in the market. Only a Kasper Schmeichel masterclass kept Burnley at bay.
Aside from their stinky home performance against West Brom, Sean Dyche’s men returned to their deadliest and most dangerous, winning comfortably at Crystal Palace, winning the xG battle against Brighton – a powerful feat – and creating an expected goal of 1, 79 in the draw with Leicester, their third highest number in over a year. It shows that Burnley is capable of creating good quality chances by playing his style of football and although Arsenal arrive in good form they are a side that have slipped to defeats against Wolves and Aston Villa this year.
Once again, Dyche’s men are underestimated by the market. They’ve taken four points from Arsenal in the last two encounters and look rock solid to avoid defeat once again.
JONES KNOWS THE FORECAST: 1-1
BETTING ANGLE: Burnley Double Chance (5/4 with Sky Bet)
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- Burnley is looking to complete his first league brace against Arsenal since the 1962-63 campaign, following his 1-0 win at the Emirates earlier this season.
- Arsenal are undefeated in their last eight away league games against Burnley (W4 D4), keeping a clean sheet in four of their last five. Their last league loss at Turf Moor dates back to December 1973.
- Arsenal have conceded just seven goals in their 13 Premier League encounters with Burnley, and never more than once per game. This is the most that they have faced a team in the competition without conceding more than one goal in any of their meetings.
- Burnley have won just one of their nine Premier League games on Saturday this season (D3 L5), winning 3-0 at Crystal Palace last month. Their only kick off on Saturday at 12:30 pm this season ended in a 1-1 draw at home against Everton.
- Arsenal have won four of their last six away Premier League games (L2), as many as they had in their previous 18 on the road (D6 L8).
- After 3-2 and 3-1 wins against Benfica and Leicester respectively, Arsenal are looking to score more than 3 goals in three straight games in all competitions for the first time since September 2019 under Unai Emery.
- Ashley Barnes has scored 43% of Burnley’s Premier League goals against Arsenal (3/7) – he is the only current member of their team to score a league goal for the Clarets against Arsenal.
- Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored more Premier League goals against Burnley than any other team in the competition (7). However, the Gunners captain scored the winning goal on the wrong side in the reverse game this season.
- Nicolas Pépé of Arsenal has scored in four of his last five away games in the Premier League, having scored just two of his first 18 on the road in the competition.
- Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette has scored seven away goals in the Premier League this season, more than he had in 2018-19 and 2019-20 combined (6). Seven of the Gunners’ 11 Premier League wins this season have been in matches where Lacazette has scored.
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