Not sure if I’ve mentioned it this week but we go into this game on the back of an awesome 2-0 derby win over Tottenham last weekend.
Burnley isn’t the easiest place to go at the best of times, and we laboured to a rather fortunate win there last season. The game looked to be heading towards a 0-0 draw, when the last kick (handball) of the game saw Koscielny bundle the ball in for a winner (video below), we also made hard work of beating them at home and it was a Sanchez last minute penalty which won it for us rather fortuitously.
Arsenal and Burnley are currently level on points and Burnley have only lost once at home this season, so Arsene Wenger will need to be careful and not take anything for granted as look to close the gap on the leading pack in the league.
It looks like Theo Walcott and long-term absentee Santi Cazorla will sit out of the game, but it looks like everyone else will be fit including those who made the trip to Germany in the week for the defeat at FC Koln. You’d hope that Arsene Wenger would start Lacazette, Sanchez and Ozil as we’ve won all five of the games they have started together and barring any last minute injuries, its not likely anyone who featured in Germany will play tomorrow.
The games kicks off at 2pm due to our Europa League involvement in the week and isn’t on TV, so it’s a choice between illegal internet streams or radio/online coverage for those not heading to Turf Moor.
ArsenalShorts prediction: A 2-0 win for the Arsenal assuming the Spurs-slayers turn up, however, if the Watford-bottlers rock up we definitely won’t have things our own way on a cold afternoon up North.