Arsenal take on Burnley at Turf Moor later this afternoon in the first match since Arsene Wenger celebrated his 20th anniversary in charge of the club. It’s a big match and The Gunners need a win to keep up with their rivals.
Match: Burnley v Arsenal
Stadium: Turf Moor
Kick Off (GMT): Sun 2 Oct 16:30
The Gunners need a win today but are on good form and have an excellent record against newly promoted teams.
Here’s how we think Arsenal will line up:
GK) Petr Cech
- Arsenal ready a £25million bid for a ‘rising star’ of Dutch football
- Arsene Wener to return to dugout since leaving Arsenal in 2018
- Arsenal target ex-midfielder transfer after four years apart
Petr Cech should return to the side for the visitors. Cech once again lost his place to David Ospina for the Champions League clash in midweek but will expect to come back in for the match against Burnley.
RB) Hector Bellerin
Hector Bellerin has played almost every match this season but should retain his place this afternoon. The Spaniard is on fine form and will probably be needed in attack today.
CB) Laurent Koscielny
The back five will undoubtedly remain as it has for the majority of Premier League matches this season. Laurent Koscielny will need a big match against the physical Sam Vokes.
CB) Shkodran Mustafi
Shkodran Mustafi’s afternoon has been made a lot easier by the suspension of Andre Gray. The striker won’t return for three weeks after the four match ban he picked up for an offensive series of tweets.
LB) Nacho Monreal
Nacho Monreal will undoubtedly keep his place this afternoon. The Spaniard has gotten back to his best in recent weeks after a shaky start to the season.