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Betting preview – Arsenal need to grind out a result at Burnley

By on September 15, 2021

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Arsenal face a tough trip to Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon and Mikel Arteta’s side will need to dig deep if they’re to bring home all three points.

The Gunners endured one of their worst starts to a Premier League season after losing all three of their opening matches. A shock 2-0 defeat to Brentford was followed by another 2-0 loss at home to Chelsea. Defending champions Manchester City then ran out 5-0 victors at the Etihad Stadium to confine Arsenal to bottom place in the table.

However, Arteta rallied his troops during the international break and the north Londoners secured a vital 1-0 win over Norwich City last weekend. The three points were all that mattered but Arteta would have been very pleased with the performance too as Arsenal registered 30 shots on goal in a league game for the first time in four years.

Arsenal now need to build some momentum but they face a difficult game this weekend as they travel to Turf Moor. Burnley have been overly physical this season, even by their standards, and Arteta’s side will know they’re in for a battle on Saturday afternoon.

Betting

Arsenal are a hugely popular team so there is expected to be plenty of action in the betting markets for this match. When betting, it’s vital to pick a reputable operator and Mikael from spelbolagutansvensklicens.co believes it’s important bettors do their research before depositing any money.

Once you’ve selected your betting site it’s time to choose your bets and Arsenal head into the game as the even money favourites with the bookmakers. Burnley can be backed at odds of 11/4 and some neutrals may fancy that bet given Burnley’s ability to bully teams such as Arsenal on home soil. For those who think the match will end in a draw, you can get odds of 12/5.

  • Burnley win 11/4
  • Draw 12/5
  • Arsenal win EVS

Arsenal looked much more organised last weekend and were a threat going forward so they should be quietly confident of winning this game as long as they can handle Burnley’s physical approach. A 2-1 Arsenal win is available at odds of 7/1 and that looks a solid bet.

Team news

Arsenal were boosted by the return of several key players last weekend with Ben White, Gabriel and Thomas Partey all making their return to action. The trio should all be fit to start against Burnley along with Partey expected to return to the starting eleven after being a substitute against Norwich.

Emile Smith Rowe is also pushing for a recall after recovering from illness but Granit Xhaka will serve the second game of his three-game ban. Mo Elneny is also still out with a thigh injury while Rob Holding is a doubt with a knee problem.

Takehiro Tomiyasu will hope to keep his place after an impressive debut last time out while Aaron Ramsdale may also have done enough to retain the gloves in goal after keeping a clean sheet in both of his appearances for Arsenal since joining from Sheffield United.

Prediction: Burnley 1-2 Arsenal

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