Arsenal welcome Burnley to the Emirates looking to bounce back quickly after suffering their first defeat in 15 Premier League (PL) matches in the last round (W10, D4, L1).
They couldn’t have hoped for a better visitor than Burnley, against whom Arsenal have won six straight competitive home matches while scoring three goals per game on average. At home, the hosts are eight league games unbeaten (W6, D2), losing their only PL home game so far on matchday one.
A steady source of entertainment, both teams have scored in nine of Arsenal’s last ten PL games, and the club have the most fixtures in the league that have produced four total goals or more (53% of matches so far).
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Burnley, meanwhile, enter the round in the relegation zone, and have won just one of their last ten PL matches (W1, D2, L7). Porous at the back, they’ve conceded the joint-second highest goal tally so far – 1.94 on average per match.
Away from home, they are without a win in five (D1, L4), failing to score in four of those. Whilst against Arsenal in London, they’ve scored just twice in four PL meetings, but fought hard and accrued over two yellow cards on average per match (2.25).
Players to watch: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ten goals) is without a PL goal in three games, but enters the round as the division’s joint top scorer. Liverpool-linked defender James Tarkowski, meanwhile, is the action man for Burnley, with three goals and four yellow cards from 14 PL matches.
Stat attack: Remarkably, Arsenal are one of two PL teams that are yet to lead at half-time this season.
Arsenal’s nine PL home matches have featured 4.67 yellow cards on average.
Burnley have conceded 67% of their away goals in the second half.
Burnley have been drawing at half-time in two thirds of their away matches.
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Referee: Friend K. (Eng),
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London)