Arsenal 3/5 to beat Burnley in Sunday's Premier League battle

  • Arsenal 3/5 to beat Burnley in Sunday's Premier League battle

Arsenal 3/5 to beat Burnley in Sunday's Premier League battle

Giroud, Per Mertesacker, Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny and Danny Welbeck add significant height to the Arsenal team and perhaps it shouldn't be a surprise that they score so many headers. Burnley are on a three-game win streak, they sit seventh in the table, level on points with Arsenal, and they have lost only one of their four games this season against other top-six teams.

Last season, Arsenal won both of their matches against Burnley (and the four in the Premier League before that), but they may find it a bit more hard this time around given their opponents' recent form.

Arsenal return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon with a trip high-fliers Burnley. Rarely have players from the starting XI from each team overlapped, which has given all the players ample rest between games.

Tom Heaton, Dean Marney and Jon Walters miss out with injuries.

Arsene Wenger believes his Arsenal side will be taking on the "most unexpected team" in the Premier League when they travel to Burnley on Sunday.

That North London Derby was maybe Arsenal's best performance of this season, and given who played against Köln in the Europa League on Thursday and who got the day off, we can probably expect a similar lineup to the one that played against Tottenham at the Emirates.

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).

Referee Lee Mason will get the match at Turf Moor under way at 2pm (GMT). Do Arsenal turn up?

The win, which kept them in sixth place, saw them close the gap between themselves and Spurs to just a single point, with fourth-place within their reach.

These are the type of games where Arsenal prove themselves.

Wenger will hope that record continues on Sunday when Arsenal face a Burnley side who are also known for their physical qualities all over the pitch.

West Bromwich Albion downed the Clarets 1-0 in their opening home fixture of the 2017-18 season, but manager Sean Dyche's side have been resilient since then, winning three and drawing two home matches. You need to find the mental resources every time to be up for it in the Premier League. Spurs did, big players didn't turn up.