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Burnley vs Arsenal preview, predictions & confirmed line-ups

By Mohamed Moallim

Burnley v Arsenal predictions and confirmed line-ups

Published: 17:46, 31 January 2020 | Updated: 13:03, 2 February 2020

Burnley welcome Arsenal to Turf Moor for a Premier League showdown on Sunday afternoon.

Sean Dyche’s men are looking to bounce back after Norwich dumped them out of this season’s FA Cup whilst building on their win over Man Utd last time out in the league.

The Gunners, meanwhile, are winless in three consecutive top-flight games heading into matchday 25 and will be hoping to register a first win on the road since early December when they ran out 1-3 winners at West Ham.

Read on for our Burnley vs Arsenal preview, including predictions, team news and TV coverage information.

When is Burnley vs Arsenal and where can I watch live?

Competition: Premier League

Venue: Turf Moor

Date: Sunday, 2 January 2020

Kick-off: 2:00 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event

Last five meetings: Burnley vs Arsenal

17 August 2019: Arsenal 2-1 Burnley (Premier League)

12 May 2019: Burnley 1-3 Arsenal (Premier League)

22 December 2018: Arsenal 3-1 Burnley (Premier League)

6 May 2018: Arsenal 5-0 Burnley (Premier League)

26 November 2017: Burnley 0-1 Arsenal (Premier League)

Aggregate Score: Burnley (LLLLL) 3-14 Arsenal (WWWWW)

Ones to watch

Burnley: James Tarkowski

If recent form is to go by then Burnley will be under the cost this weekend. They’ve conceded 11 goals, from 76 shots faced (12.7 per game), across their last six Premier League home outings.

So, it comes as no surprise to know their defenders have been kept busy, none more so than leading centre-back James Tarkowski, and he will need to be at his seasoned best this weekend against a rejuvenated Arsenal attack.

Key stat: No Premier League defender has won more aerial duels than James Tarkowski (120).

Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

He’s back. After serving a three-match domestic ban following his sending off at Crystal Palace the Gunners “most important player” is ready to pick up from where he left off.

Given how Arsenal have struggled this season one wonders where they would be without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, he’s their top scorer and leader. Burnley also happens to be Aubameyang’s favourite Premier League opponent having scored seven goals in four previous meetings. He will strongly fancy his chances of adding to that tally on Sunday.

Key stat: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 64.3% of Arsenal’s away goals in this season’s Premier League (9/14).

Confirmed Burnley line-up:

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Confirmed Arsenal line-up:

Squawka prediction

Incredibly, both teams are level on points, though Burnley have won three Premier League games more than Arsenal this season, that being said there’s a gulf in quality between the sides. The presence of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will no doubt play a key role in how this latest meeting is decided.

Scoreline prediction: Burnley 1-3 Arsenal

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