Burnley v Arsenal preview: Gunners look to build on Tottenham win

Arsene Wenger and Theo Walcott

Burnley v Arsenal preview: Gunners look to build on Tottenham win

Arsenal got back to winning ways in the Premier League with a comfortable 2-0 home win against Tottenham in the North London derby, a performance that silenced a few critiques who believe there is a real power shift ongoing between the two clubs.

Few might have expected to see Burnley as high as seventh in late November, but what's concerning for the Gunners is the fact they're now level on points, making this one of the tightest top-flight clashes there's been between these two teams. The way they played to a man, the pressing the intensity of their game.

Burnley fans will be hoping that their Premier League clash at home to Arsenal doesn't throw up any controversial circumstances akin to last year's bout.

"That is one of the positives of last night, we have no injuries".

Arsenal will recall a host of first-team regulars for Sunday's Premier League trip to face Burnley.

Arsenal won both Premier League meetings with the Clarets last season courtesy of 90th-minute winners - only the second ever occasion of a team doing this home and away against the same opponent in the competition (after Manchester United v Manchester City in 2009-10).

Former Arsenal star and current Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson says that Tottenham will be feeling confident after their Champions League win and will sweep West Brom aside on Saturday.

"They always seem to do this, lose a big game and then sneak a win somewhere".

And Wenger believes that it could prove to be a massive advantage going into festive period when Arsenal are likely to be playing nearly every three days in the coming weeks.

If Arsene Wenger's side don't turn up, they won't grind out a 1-0 win.

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