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Arsenal To Test Bunleys Home Form

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Posted: Sep 30, 2016 at 6:26 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Although the Clarets have suffered a couple of heavy defeats away from home, they have been strong at Turf Moor, but their run of seven points from three home games will be tested by an in-form Arsenal side. Burnley memorably beat Arsenal in the League Cup here a few years ago; a repeat performance feels unlikely but Sean Dyche’s men will push the Gunners hard.
Arsene Wenger’s men are on a roll and have the chance here to set the seal on a solid opening portion of the season. With Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott beginning to combine brilliantly in attack, the Gunners ought to have too much for Dyche’s men.
Arsene Wenger’s men are on a roll and have the chance here to set the seal on a solid opening portion of the season. With Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott beginning to combine brilliantly in attack, the Gunners ought to have too much for Dyche’s men.
But Francis Coquelin will not be available though his injury is not as bad as expected. Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud are also not available.
Coquelin suffered a knee injury in the 3-0 win over Chelsea last weekend and was expected to be out of action for at least three weeks.
But Wenger is now working to a shorter timeframe.
“Coquelin is looking much better,” he said at a media conference.
“The ligament is not as damaged as we thought, but we have to be careful. He will still not be ready for the game against Burnley.
“[Olivier] Giroud will be out.
“[Aaron] Ramsey will be available after the international break.”
Arsenal have been in sublime form in recent weeks and Wenger is hopeful they can build on their recent wins against Chelsea and Basel when they take on the Clarets.
“We want to continue our good form and please the fans,” Wenger continued.
“It looks like we have moved forward. The team believes in what we are doing. But we have to stay focused.
“We must have the same commitment against Burnley as in recent games. They showed against Liverpool and Watford what they can do. They are very dangerous on set-pieces and counter-attacks.”