Burnley v Arsenal Line-up and Preview: Six Changes

Burnley v Arsenal – February 02, 2020

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Proud founder members of the Football League, Burnley Football Club began life as the ‘Burnley Rovers’ rugby club and became Burnley Football Club in 1882. They moved to their Turf Moor home shortly afterwards, at the invitation of the town’s cricket club, which is still uniquely situated next to the stadium.

FA Cup campaigns gave way to organised football in 1888 with the foundation of the Football League – and since then Burnley have claimed every major honour, with the exception of the League Cup.

The first honour was a Second Division title in 1897-98 and the club’s improved fortunes were finally reflected in an FA Cup triumph at The Crystal Palace in 1914, with a 1-0 win against Liverpool coming just months before the outbreak of the Great War.

Following the War, the Clarets continued to make their mark on the domestic game and in the 1920-21 season the team enjoyed a remarkable unbeaten run of 30 league matches as they led the club to an inaugural First Division title, having been runners-up the previous season.

That magnificent league record stood for over 80 years, until being battered by Arsenal in the 2003/04 season.

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Burnley has been champions of England twice, in 1920–21 and 1959–60, has won the FA Cup once, in 1914, and has won the Community Shield twice, in 1960 and 1973. The Clarets also reached the 1961 quarter-finals of the European Cup.

Burnley is one of only five teams to have won all four professional divisions of English football, (Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4) along with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Preston North End, Sheffield United and Portsmouth.

Burnley has a 50/50 EPL home record of – W6, L6, GF16, GA18, and in their last home game they beat Leicester City 2-1.

Burnley Home Results – 2019-20
Against W L GF GA
Southampton 1 3 0
Liverpool 1 0 3
Norwich 1 2 0
Everton 1 1 0
Chelsea 1 2 4
West Ham 1 3 0
Crystal Palace 1 0 2
Man C. 1 1 4
Newcastle 1 1 0
Man U. 1 0 2
Aston Villa 1 1 2
Leicester 1 2 1
Total 6 6 16 18

Arsenal has not lost to Burnley in the Premier League era and we hold a perfect home record.

Arsenal v Burnley – EPL home game results
1 06-Mar-10 1 3 1
2 01-Nov-14 1 3 0
3 22-Jan-17 1 2 1
4 06-May-18 1 5 0
5 22-Dec-18 1 3 1
6 17-Aug-19 1 2 1
Total: 6 0 0 18 4

We are unbeaten in our away games at Turf Moor and have only dropped two points in five games. 

Arsenal v Burnley – EPL Away Game Results
1 16-Dec-09 1 1 1
2 11-Apr-15 1 1 0
3 02-Oct-16 1 1 0
4 26-Nov-17 1 1 0
5 12-May-19 1 3 1
6 02-Feb-20
Total: 4 1 0 7 2

Burnley and Arsenal are tied in the League with both teams sitting at 30 points, their respective managers will have the teams fully revved up and ready to battle for both points and position.

Will Arsenal retain their record of not losing at Turf Moor in the Premier League?


TotalArsenal’s predicted line-up (assuming Luiz and Auba are now available again):


7 thoughts on “Burnley v Arsenal Line-up and Preview: Six Changes

  • Cheers GN5, as always very informative and full of respect for our opponent.

    Arsenal used to hate having to go up-north (west) with so many clubs in the PL: Pool, Everton, Blackburn, Bolton, Stoke, Wigan, MU, MC etc. Burnley is one of the few survivors from the ‘smaller’ clubs and they manage to survive season upon season because of the man with the sexiest voice in football. I have a lot of respect for that. Under Emery I would have dreaded this game but Mikel has given us new hope. It wont be easy but the team look like a team now and there is a lot of quality to come to fruition in the next few games. Here is hoping for a good game and a win. COYGs!

  • PEA is still serving his red card suspension… Otherwise, I think you’ve picked it… Except that it will play more like a 3 CB formation–with Xhaka sliding into the LCB role… (Sokratis, I guess as RCB and Luiz in the middle?)

    Tough match, I fear, but also an opportunity. Anybody remember our last away win in the PL?…

    …The answer is simple…

    …As there’s only been ONE (this WHOLE season)…!!!! (Newcastle Away, on Opening Day, 11 August, 2019)…


  • Auba, has had three games he did not play in, no? Chavs, Sheffield United and Bournemouth…

    Yes we are desperate for another away win, 17HT… indeed a tough game!

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