Arsene Wenger Confirms Arsenal Star Will Miss Trip to Burnley This Weekend


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has previously been accused of not spending enough time on the training ground practicing set pieces, but statistics from the past two seasons suggest that the Gunners are dispelling the myth that Wenger's side don't score enough headers.

The Gunners cruised to a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby last weekend, and they should be up for it in east Lancashire despite the midweek Europa League defeat to Koln which involved a second-string squad.

"That is one of the positives of last night, we have no injuries".

After winning the most recent North London Derby and their Europa League group, the Gunners head to Turf Moor to play Burnley.

Chris Wood is available to return for Burnley after missing last weekend's win against Swansea due to fatigue, having been on global duty with New Zealand.

Goalkeeper Tom Heaton and forward Jonathan Walters are out with a shoulder and a knee problem, respectively, while midfielder Dean Marney is still recovering from a long-term knee issue.

The Gunners begin their hectic schedule with a trip to Turf Moor to take on the in-form Burnley, who are now in sixth place.

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Arsenal have won their last six meetings in all competitions against Burnley, including the last two in the Premier League at Turf Moor by a 1-0 scoreline.

Arsenal won both Premier League meetings with the Clarets last season courtesy of 90th minute winners - only the second ever occasion of a team doing this home and away against the same opponent in the competition (after Manchester United v Manchester City in 2009-10).

"I'm going to go for another draw", Nicol said. Do Arsenal turn up?

Spurs slipped up at home to West Bromwich Albion earlier on today, leaving them only two points ahead of us, and a win tomorrow should see us move up into fourth place, and we simply must take advantage of our noisy neighbours blip in form. If they think it's a lovely Sunday afternoon stroll in Burnley, there's only one victor, and that's Burnley.

It was Mauricio Pochettino's men who entered the game as favorites but ended up losing to Arsenal who did churn out a quality performance on the day.

Is Burnley vs Arsenal live on TV? It's all about consistency with Arsenal, the magic one. "They put you to their face and then they bite you".