Arsenal will be aiming to pick up their first league victory in five games when they entertain Burnley at the Emirates Stadium today. The Gunners are currently a lowly 15th on the table and they are already 11 points adrift of the top of the standings.
They have bagged just one point from the previous four matches and have been poor in front of goal. The club have scored just twice in the past seven league meetings.
Mikel Arteta will be aiming to put things right when Burnley visit the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners have a stellar record against the Clarets with nine wins and one draw from the previous 10 meetings.
Bernd Leno has been ever-present in the Premier League and he is quite clearly the first-choice goalkeeper. He is expected to start against Sean Dyche’s side.
Hector Bellerin did not have the best of games against Spurs last time around, but it is likely that Arteta will continue to keep his faith in the Spaniard, who is better going forward than Cedric Soares or Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Hence, no changes are likely. Bellerin, Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes and Kieran Tierney should make up the four-man backline for the second game on the bounce.
In the centre of the park, Granit Xhaka could be accompanied by Dani Ceballos with Thomas Partey back in the sidelines with a recurrence of the same thigh problem suffered last month.
Further forward, Bukayo Saka and Willian are likely to take up the left and right wing position respectively. Alexandre Lacazette has recently impressed from the number 10 role, but the Frenchman will be eyeing his first goal since September.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not scored from open play in the Premier League since October. He will be keen to redeem himself against the Clarets on the back of Arteta declaring that no one in the current team is undroppable.
Predicted Arsenal lineup (4-2-3-1): Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes, Kieran Tierney; Granit Xhaka, Dani Ceballos; Willian, Alexandre Lacazette, Bukayo Saka; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang