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Preview – Burnley v Arsenal

Preview – Burnley v Arsenal

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If Burnley are to have any chance of preserving their Premier League status this season it will be their Turf Moor form that will be crucial but they will find it difficult to secure three points against Arsene Wenger’s free-scoring side on Sunday.

So far this season, the Clarets have won two games and they have both been on home soil – against Liverpool and Watford – but they have looked lightweight on their travels.

They have been beaten 3-0 by Chelsea and Leicester in their only two away games to date with their only other point being accrued from the 1-1 draw with Hull City at Turf Moor three weeks ago. A 3-0 win for Arsenal is available at 27/4.

The Clarets could be worth a flutter at 27/10 to score the first goal on Sunday, though, while a 1-1 draw is available at 17/2.

Burnley will once again be without suspended striker Andre Gray this weekend and Sean Dyche will be looking to the talents of Steven Defour to galvanise his side again after the Belgian star set up both goals in Monday’s 2-0 triumph against the Hornets – which were scored by Jeff Hendrick and Michael Keane.

The only other absentee for Burnley is Ashley Barnes, who has a hamstring injury.

Third-placed Arsenal are on a high after thrashing Chelsea 3-0 in the London derby last weekend, their fourth successive Premier League victory following their successes against Watford, Southampton and Hull City. They followed that up with a routine 2-0 win against FC Basel in the Champions League.

Arsene Wenger has, at least for the time being, silenced his critics, but he will be without Francis Coquelin (knee), Olivier Giroud (knock), Aaron Ramsey (hamstring), Per Mertesacker (knee) and Danny Welbeck (knee) on Sunday.

Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott, who is 31/20 to score at any time against the Clarets following his brace against Basel, have both been in fine form in the first few weeks of the campaign and the opening-weekend home loss to Liverpool now seems like a distant memory.

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