ARS vs BUR Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Arsenal vs Burnley Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: December 22, 06:00 PM, IST
Where: Emirates Stadium
ARS vs BUR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Arsenal will be aiming to get back to winning way when they host a struggling Burnley team in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium, in London, on Saturday evening (IST).
To some extent, Unai Emery has to start everything from the scratch once again. The unbeaten streak is gone and now his team finds itself three points away from the Champions League places, five points in the case of third-place Tottenham Hotspur.
It’s near-about the same distance which the Gunners were in after losing to Manchester City and Chelsea in the very first two games. But almost half the season is now gone and too much gap at this stage may prove to be too difficult to bridge considering the top four teams are hardly dropping points.
The 22-game unbeaten run was snapped by Southampton at St Marry’s last weekend as Ralph Hasenhüttl showed why he is called as the Klopp of the Alps. The former RB Leipzig manager clearly made an impact as Saints pressed with an intent against which Arsenal had no answer fr most part of the game and were clearly rattled.
While it was Tottenham Hotspur who knocked them out of the Football League Cup, beating them 0-2 at the Emirates Stadium. In a matter of two-game, the season is threatening to leg behind the normal target which is a top-4 finish for Arsenal.
But this game provides a perfect opportunity to Unai Emery and his men. With Spurs playing a tough away game against Everton, Gunners could find themselves only two points behind their North London rivals if they beat Burnley at home this weekend.
At this point last season, Burnley were in the wonderland. Not only they were above Arsenal but only an inferior goal difference kept them away from the top-4 places. That was the time when the Clarets were dreaming big and everything Sean Dyche was touching, it was turning to gold.
But time is a fickle thing. Fast forward a year and Burnley find themselves in a relegation scuffle. In fact, they may become more entangled as they brace themselves for the tough period where they will be facing Arsenal and Everton away before hosting an in-form West Ham United at Turf Moor.
At the moment, Dyche’s men are 18th in the table, and behind 17th placed Southampton only on an inferior goal difference. But Saints have got the momentum now after beating Arsenal last time around and will be facing a comparatively benign fixture against Huddersfield. So the gap could be extended if Burnley don’t get something out of this match.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Arsenal – W D W W L L
Burnley – D L L L W L
ARS vs BUR Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Arsenal vs Burnley Team News:
Injured – Unai Emery is going through a tough time as some of his first-team players are out injured, articulary at the back. Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Konstantinos Mavropanos all have been ruled out with their respective injuries.
Suspended – None
Questionable – Also, Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac remain doubtful for the hosts.
Note: Emery has named Granit Xhaka as his make-shift centre-back and he is likely to persist with that with Nacho Monreal and Stephan Lichtsteiner playing beside him.
Mesut Ozil was left out from Arsenal’s League Cup squad against Tottenham, a decision which backfired badly as the Gunners were knocked out from the competition. The former Real Madrid playmaker is expected to play this match.
Key Players – Aubameyang, Lacazette, Ozil
Injured – Burnley will be without Aaron Lennon who has gone under the knife for his knee surgery.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Mr versatile Stephen Ward is back in training and could feature against Arsenal. While Steven Defour is carrying a knock and will be assessed ahead of the match.
Note: Johann Berg Gudmundsson has regained full fitness and will be expected to start the match for the visitors.
Key Players – Vokes, Hendrick
ARS vs BUR Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Arsenal– Leno (GK), Sokratis, Koscielny, Xhaka; Lichtsteiner, Torreira, Guendouzi, Monreal, Iwobi, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Burnley– Hart (GK), Bardsley, Long, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Cork, Hendrick, Vokes
ARS vs BUR Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Arsenal may need to find a solution for their injury woes, particularly at the back. The front line picks itself as the likes of Aubameyang and Lacazette are just too good. While Ozil is expected to start after being overlooked for the last few weeks.
For Burnley, Mee is one of the best CB at their disposal. Xhaka is expected to play at the back for the Gunners.
We have Torreira in the middle playing alongside Ozil, while Westwood and Cork will be pulling the strings for the visitors.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Arsenal are in a must-win situation ahead of this match. Despite going 22 game unbeaten, the Gunners still find themselves three points outside the top 4. While for Burnley, everything is falling to pieces and they are very much in the relegation battle.
For Sure, the visitors will be hard to break down but Arsenal should be good enough to win the game.
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