Arsenal will hope to end a run of three consecutive Premier League home defeats when Burnley arrive at the Emirates on Sunday.
With six defeats in their last nine Premier League matches, the 2020/21 season is soon becoming one to forget for Arsenal.
The Gunners currently languish in 15th position in the Premier League, eleven points behind bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who currently lead the standings.
However, on Sunday Mikel Arteta’s side take on one of the five sides below them in the table. Burnley have picked up just six points from their opening ten Premier League games, form that has seen them occupy the relegation zone.
Burnley’s difficult season could yet take another blow. Arsenal have won their last nine games in a row against the Clarets (all competitions), and Sean Dyche’s side have not won away to Arsenal in 15 league games.
Goals have been an issue for Burnley. Prior to this weekend, the Clarets have converted just five of their league-low 27 shots on target. Dyche has led his side to victory just once in eleven Premier League games, and his side has failed to score in their last three games.
Arsenal have also struggled for goals this season, having gone 656 minutes without scoring from open play. Talismanic forward Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has struggled for form, but in Burnley he faces a side that he has scored against seven times in five matches.
David Luiz, Gabriel Martinelli and Thomas Partey all look set to miss out for Arsenal. Jack Cork misses this one for the visitors, but Dale Stephens, Phil Bardsley and Johann Berg Gudmundsson could all return for Burnley.