Premier League Gameweek 23
Jan 23, 2022 KO: 14:00

Arsenal - Burnley

Emirates Stadium London
Referee: David Coote

Match preview

No Xhaka or Partey? How Arsenal could line up against Burnley

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will be without a number of key players for his side's test against Burnley in the Premier League

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will be desperate to see his side get back to winning ways after a frustrating defeat to Liverpool in the English League Cup on Thursday.

However, the London club will likely have to shuffle their pack to put out a strong starting XI if they are to get the best of a stubborn Burnley team at the Emirates on Sunday.

Where Arsenal will remain consistent and unchanged is in defender, where Aaron Ramsdale will keep his spot between the posts and a back four of Kieran Tierney, Gabriel, Ben White and Takehiro Tomiyasu will offer some stability.

However, it’s in midfield that Arteta will find himself scratching his head. Both Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey are out through red card suspensions and Mohamed Elneny is still at the African Cup of Nations.

That will likely mean another start for the relatively inexperienced Albert Sambi Lokonga, alongside Martin Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe in the centre of the pitch.

Similarly, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang still out injured and Nicolas Pepe still on international duty, Arteta will likely go with a front three of Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette.

How Arsenal will likely line up against Burnley

Match statistics

Arsenal
Statistics
Burnley
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
11
3
Draws
3
8
Losses
6
9
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
38
20
Goals Per Game
1.90
1.00
More > 2.5 Goals
11
9
More > 3 Goals
8
8
Scored First in a Match
15
5
Scored Both Halves
7
2
Won More > 1 Goal
10
2
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
20
29
Did Not Score
5
9
Both Teams Scored
8
11
Kept Clean Sheet
9
4
Won Without Conceding
7
1
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
11
Shots on Target
5.53
3.65
Goals out of Shots
0.12
0.09
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.18
2.40
Penalties
0.05
0.00
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.45
0.20
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
12
16
Shots on Target Conceded
4.25
4.45
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.08
0.09
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
9.20
9.35
Yellow Cards
1.55
1.85
Red Cards
0.05
0.00

Injuries

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Suspended

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In suspension danger

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