Burnley vs. Arsenal Match Analysis and Prediction

With the winter break a week away, Burnley will be looking to extend their lead as they host Arsenal at the Turf Moor Stadium. The match is scheduled for 2nd February with kickoff at 17:00 GMT.

The Gunners have found a new spirit under Coach Arteta despite the dismal performances over the recent past. The Gunners are currently 10th in the Premier League with 30 points. The Gunners have not yet tasted defeat in the New Year with a series of draws.

Bolstering the defense has been the primary mission for coach Arteta, who, over the recent past, has transformed the whole squad. Gunners have added another defender to the team with the signing of Flamengo defender Pablo Mari.

The Clarets, on the other hand, are 13th on the table tied with the same points as the Gunners. The Clarets will be coming off a 2-0 win at the Old Trafford courtesy of the last-minute wonder goal by Rodriguez.

The last encounter between the two teams saw the Gunners overcome the physical nature of the Clarets. However, with Arteta be able to secure a second win in 2020 for the Gunners, or will the Clarets add trouble to the side?

Burnley vs. Arsenal Head to Head

Both sides have met 15 times with Arsenal picking up the lion share of wins with 13 wins while the Clarets  have only secured one win. Here is a look at their past encounters:

Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

Burnley 1-3 Arsenal

Arsenal 3-1 Burnley

Arsenal 5-0 Burnley

Burnley 0-1 Arsenal

Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

Burnley 0-1 Arsenal

Burnley 0-1 Arsenal

Burnley Team News

Talisman Rodriguez has been in form while scoring the late winner at the Old Trafford. Right-winger Johann Burg Gumunndsson will also be out for the clash after picking a thing muscle strain early in the month. Ashley Barnes, Dwight McNeil, and Ben Mee are all on the verge of a yellow card suspension.

Arsenal Team News

Defender Shkodran Mustafi will miss the match after picking up an injury during their FA Cup clash with Bournemouth. Defender David Luiz will also miss out on the match after picking a red card during their clash with Chelsea.

With a lack of defensive reinforcements, Rob Holding will find his way to the squad after a long term injury. It will be interesting to see whether Arteta incorporates new signing Pablo Mari to the squad. Talisman Aubemeyang will be on the lineup after finishing the three-match ban.

Prediction and Odds

The Clarets will provide a physical game as it is in their nature, it all depends on how the Gunners can hold themselves against the physicality.

Arsenal win

Correct Score 0-1

Goals Under 2.5

Aubemayang to Score

 

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