Arsenal V Burnley : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

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Date :Saturday 17th August
Time:12:30pm
Stadium Emirates
Referee Mike Dean (England)
Goal Scorer:

Team News:
Arsenal
Arsenal are still dealing with some long term injuries to first-team members. Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney and Konstantinos Mavropanos have all been ruled out, according to Arsenal.com. Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny will undergo late fitness tests and have their status determined later. Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac look like they will be available after security concerns forced them to miss the last match.
Burnley
Burnley will be without their own first team members. Sean Dyche said in his pre-match press conference that Robbie Brady, Steven Defour and Danny Drinkwater will all miss out, while Charlie Taylor is back in contention for selection.

KEY PLAYERS
ARSENAL
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG
Aubameyang started his defence of the golden boot with the only goal in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Newcastle. The Gabon striker had a fantastic start to the season with four shots and a goal. Now he’ll look to extend that good start with against the stout Burnley defence. Aubameyang will look to find the spaces in Burnley’s set up and score a goal or two to give Arsenal the win they crave.

BURNLEY
ASHLEY BARNES
Barnes had a great opening day as well, as he scored a brace against Southampton. He likely won’t see much of the ball against Arsenal, but he’ll look to exploit Arsenal on the counter. While the Gunners kept a clean sheet last week, they have a very exploitable defence and could be a real opportunity for Barnes.

PREDICTION
Arsenal have been fantastic at home for years and Burnley have always struggled to beat the Gunners. This should be a standard win for Emery’s men.

Prediction: 3-1 Arsenal