Burnley is hosting Arsenal on Sunday in a Premier League match looking to follow up their winning run of three games, with another victory over the Londoners. The Clarets are currently occupying position seven in the league standings with twenty-two points and could go to the fourth spot with a win over the Gunners. The last Premier League match that Burnley played at Turf Moor was the 2-0 success over Swansea City last weekend.

Arsenal was victorious in the North London derby where Arsene Wenger's men defeated Tottenham Hotspurs 2-0 at Emirates Stadium.

However, the Gunners lost for the first time in their adventures in the Europa League, where FC Cologne of Germany narrowly beat Arsenal to emerge victorious with a 1-0 scoreline victory on Thursday. The Gunners are currently placed sixth in the Premier League log but could climb to fourth place should they record their second away win in this term.

Match facts

  • Since 1974, Burnley hasn't managed to beat Arsenal in the nine league meetings between the two clubs. In the last six Premier League encounters featuring the two teams, Arsenal has emerged victorious on five occasions while the remaining one match ended in a draw.
  • Burnley must be proud of beating the Gunners in the Fifth-Round of the League Cup in 2008. The Clarets bundled Arsenal out of the competition with a 2-0 win.
  • Arsenal was fortunate to hand the Clarets a double victory in the two Premier League contests of last season. Only Manchester United and Manchester City had achieved the same feat over Burnley in a single season in 2009/10.
  • It's no doubt that Burnley is currently the occupant of the seventh spot in the English top-flight league after recording three league wins on the bounce. The last time that the Clarets won three consecutive matches in the league was in 1975.
  • Burnley's best winning streak in a top-flight league remains the six wins in a row that the Clarets recorded in 1968. Will Sean Dyche men match that feat?
  • Burnley has been consistent with their team playing in Premier League this season using only seventeen players so far. In fact, the Clarets have made just nine changes in the twelve rounds of Premier League matches in this season.
  • Turf Moor Stadium has witnessed the lowest scoring in the entire league this season. The home fans have only witnessed a total of seven goals in the last six home matches.
  • Arsenal has been poor on the road in the recent past in the league only accumulating seventeen points in the last sixteen matches they've played away from home. The Gunners have just managed four points in the seven away league matches they've in this season.
  • Arsenal has won all five Premier League matches where Arsene Wenger has paired Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazzette.
  • Ten of the last eleven Premier League matches that Burnley has played have only realized fewer than three goals each time. In fact, in the last five times that Burnley hosted Arsenal, the games have witnessed low scoring with each match realizing fewer than three goals.

Team news

Burnley first-choice goalkeeper Tom Heaton is the only automatic absentee due to the injury that's sidelining him so Nick Pope will continue deputizing him between the sticks.

Dean Marney and Walter Jonathan are unfit to feature in the contest.

Arsene Wenger made eleven changes from the team that beat Tottenham Hotspurs last weekend when Arsenal travel to Germany in the midweek. Wenger could bring in all the players he rested, but he will be without Santi Carzola and Theo Walcot who are both injured.


Arsenal seems ready to beat the Clarets to go to the fourth spot given that Wenger had preserved his players for the Europa League contest on Thursday. Besides, the Gunners have a better head-to-head record which seems to continue.

Full-time prediction: Burnley 0-3 Arsenal