Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Burnley: Unchanged from West Ham win

  • Arsenal are aiming for their fifth-straight Premier League win this weekend
  • Mikel Arteta was without seven injured first teamers last Sunday at West Ham
  • How many will return to action on Saturday?

It was all smiles for Arsenal at the London Stadium
It was all smiles for Arsenal at the London Stadium / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages
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Arsenal are back on the road this weekend as they travel to Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

The Gunners often struggled against the Clarets during their previous Premier League stint, although Sean Dyche was the mastermind behind Burnley's success - not current incumbent Vincent Kompany.

Kompany's Burnley performed pretty well in the reverse fixture, restoring parity in the second half before Arsenal pulled away and sealed a 3-1 victory.

An away win is expected this weekend given the contrasting runs of form and the general ineptitude Burnley have displayed on their return to the top flight. But, this is the Premier League, and, well, anything can happen.


Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Burnley - Premier League

Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta could name an unchanged side this weekend / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Here's how Arsenal could line up at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.


Goalkeepers & Defenders

David Raya (GK) - There is no longer a goalkeeper controversy in north London. Raya has been pretty excellent in 2024, keeping yet another clean sheet last week.

Ben White (RB) - White continues to impress post-Dubai. It'll be interesting to see whether his inverted role last Sunday was just a one-off.

William Saliba (CB) - A lack of alternate centre-back options means Saliba, who Arteta might've sought to rest ahead of the trip to Porto, will start at Turf Moor.

Gabriel (CB) - Has the bozo gene escpaed Big Gab? The towering defender added to his goal tally at the London Stadium.

Jakub Kiwior (LB) - Takehiro Tomiyasu could be back in the matchday squad, but Kiwior deserves to keep his place after back-to-back sturdy performances - perhaps even if Oleksandr Zinchenko returns.


Midfielders

Declan Rice (DM) - There will be no former club to haunt this time around with Rice starting at the base of midfield yet again.

Martin Odegaard (CM) - If Arteta is unchanged, Odegaard will drop deeper to support Rice in the pivot.

Kai Havertz (CM) - Havertz's role is utterly unique. He'll likely be deployed further forward when Arsenal have the ball, but he'll also be tasked with winning duels in a deeper position from goal-kicks, etc.


Forwards

Bukayo Saka (RW) - The English starboy may have missed a couple of early chances at West Ham, but he more than made amends. He's beginning to excel while producing in the final third.

Leandro Trossard (ST) - Trossard was sensational last weekend in a withdrawn forward role alongside Havertz. I expect he'll resume the same role at Turf Moor.

Gabriel Martinelli (LW) - Martinelli missed out on all the fun last time out, so he'll be keen to get on the scoresheet up north this weekend.


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