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Burnley v Arsenal: Gunners poised to succeed where Liverpool failed

| 01.10.2016

Burnley fear no-one at Turf Moor – with Liverpool already humbled this season – but such is the form Arsenal that another piece of home heroics may be beyond Sean Dyche’s men this weekend.

The Lancashire outfit handed Jurgen Klopp’s men their only defeat of the season with a fine 2-0 win in August, and they did the same to Watford on Monday.

And with 45 of their 63 points coming from their two previous Premier League campaigns, it’s clear just how strong Burnley are on home soil.

But Arsene Wenger’s Gunners are flying right now, and a comfortable 2-0 victory over Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday took the Londoners’ unbeaten run to eight games.

Arsenal are also without loss in the last six meetings with the Clarets, with three wins and a draw in their four Premier League clashes.

The visitors’ sterling run is reflecting in the betting, with Arsenal the 2/5 favourites, although many may find Burnley too tempting at 8/1.

It’s no coincidence that the Gunners’ excellent results of late has come at the same time as a resurgence from Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean failed to match his first-season form last term, but the former Barcelona man is arguably playing better than ever right now, with five goals and five assists from eight appearances in all competitions.

Sanchez supplied both goals in the midweek European win, and with four strikes in his last three Premier League games, plenty will be getting on the 27-year-old to net first at 7/2.

It’s 5/1 Sanchez repeats his double versus Hull, while another man who has been in scintillating fashion of late is Theo Walcott.

The England international scored twice in midweek, and after being linked with a move to West Ham in the summer, has made himself almost undroppable from Wenger’s starting XI on current form.

With five goals in seven games this season, Walcott is 5/1 to score first and 7/4 anytime.

Arsenal have flown out of the blocks lately, netting 12 times in the first half, and that could lead itself to back the Londoners to win the opening 45 minutes at 17/20, or for them on the Half-Time/Full-Time at Evens.

But with Burnley netting in all three home games this term – with five different goalscorers – getting on Arsenal to win and both teams to score could also prove shrewd at 21/10.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.