Can the Clarets upset the Gunners? Predicted 5-4-1 Burnley XI to face Arsenal in the Premier League

Predicted Burnley line-up to face Arsenal in the Premier League

Burnley were beaten by Tottenham Hotspur last weekend but they have looked better defensively over the last few games. The loss has seen the Clarets once again drop into the relegation zone and Sean Dyche needs to make amends soon.

But they have another big clash when they travel to the Emirates to play Arsenal this weekend. The Gunners tasted their first defeat in 22 games last weekend and will be aiming to bounce back as well. Burnley have to be at their defensive best in this game.

Team News

Stephen Ward, Steven Defour, Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Aaron Lennon are all out injured and will not be available for this game. Sean Dyche has had to deal with a number of nagging injuries since the start of the season and he will have to make do with the current crop.

Probable Burnley XI

Manager: Sean Dyche

Formation: 5-4-1

Joe Hart (GK)

Hart will definitely keep his place between the sticks. The English goalkeeper has done very well for the Clarets so far.

Joe Hart

Phil Bardsley (RB)

Bardsley has looked a lot better over the last few weeks and will keep his place for this game.

Kevin Long (RCB)

Long should continue as a part of the five-man backline once again. He looked good against Spurs.

James Tarkowski (CB)

Tarkowski will continue to lead the Clarets from the back. He has done much better since his return from injury.

Ben Mee (LCB)

Mee has been a mainstay in this squad and he will keep his place alongside Tarkowski.

Charlie Taylor (LB)

Taylor has looked better going forward over the last few weeks. His deliveries have to be a lot better though.

Chris Wood (RM)

With Lennon out injured, Wood could take the place on the right flank. He is capable of playing down the wings.

Chris Wood

Ashley Westwood (RCM)

Westwood will keep his place in the middle of the park and aim to swiftly spray the passes.

Jack Cork (LCM)

Cork will continue to partner Westwood once more. He needs to be defensively aware against the Gunners.

Robbie Brady (LM)

Brady is going to be a major source of supply in this have. He needs to be at his very best if Burnley are to score goals.

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Sam Vokes (ST)

Vokes will lead the line against the Gunners. He has done well but he needs to be more consistent.

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