Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Burnley, Zinchenko returns

Arsenal will be aiming for a fifth successive Premier League win when they travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley this afternoon.

The Gunners secured their best away win in the Premier League era last weekend as they thumped West Ham by a 6-0 scoreline.

Mikel Arteta’s side will go into the Burnley game as firm favourites and have the opportunity to create a new record of their own.

The club have never won five league games on the bounce at the start of the year.

A big-margin victory over Burnley could see the Gunners top of the table today, suppose Liverpool drop points away to Brentford.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Predicted Line-up:

David Raya has missed just one league game since his Premier League debut for the club last September.

The Spaniard kept a clean sheet against the Hammers and he is expected to continue in goal ahead of Aaron Ramsdale amid his ever-improving form.

The defence could see a solitary change from the derby win. Ben White was splendid from the inverted right-back role and got himself an assist last weekend.

The Englishman is set to continue at right-back with William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes in central defence.

Set-pieces have become a main source of goals for the Gunners this term. The centre-backs will be eyeing the net today against a Burnley side, who are vulnerable from set plays.

Arteta remained tightlipped on the availability of players, but hinted that a few could return from injuries.

We anticipate Oleksandr Zinchenko (valued at €42 million by Transfermarkt) to return from a minor calf issue to replace Jakub Kiwior at left-back.

The rest of the team could stay unchanged in our view. Jorginho did not play a single minute last weekend as he was nursing a foot problem.

The Italian had a superb man of the match performance against Liverpool earlier this month, but he could be restricted to a cameo appearance this time.

The manager is likely to continue with Declan Rice and Kai Havertz in the centre of the park today.

Rice has been on set-piece duty over the past few games and it has made a big difference with three assists. Hopefully, we will see more of the same.

Further forward, Martin Odegaard is a nailed-on starter from the number 10 role for the Gunners.

The same is the case for Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli on the right and left wing respectively.

Odegaard was brilliant with two assists versus West Ham and could have easily had more. Likewise, Saka netted twice, but had chances to grab a hat-trick.

Martinelli did not make any direct goal contribution, but the Brazilian should fancy his prospects today against the second-worst defence in the league.

Leandro Trossard should lead the attack regardless of Gabriel Jesus’ availability, considering he has scored in back-to-back league games for the Gunners.

How Arsenal could line up vs Burnley

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