Match Review: Burnley 0 Arsenal 1 - Premier League 11.04.15
Arsenal’s stunning form has stretched to eight wins, but Saturday’s victory over Burnley was far from spectacular. After the destruction of Liverpool last weekend, a very different performance was needed to edge past a Burnley side looking to beat the drop and who made things physical to say the least. We can’t rip teams to shreds every week though and a gritty away win like this is as important as any other.
Match Preview: Burnley vs. Arsenal - Premier League - 11.04.2015
All of the talk around Arsenal lately has centered on how well we’ve done in winning seven in row—can we actually challenge Chelsea? Along the way, certain matches have been highlighted and others neglected, as if we can blithely blitz a few “lesser” opponents as we waltz our way towards a Prem title. Thank you, Burnley, for serving notice that all is not quite done and dusted yet.
On Tuesday evening, Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere, Abou Diaby and Serge Gnabry took significant steps on their respective recovery roads by playing for the U-21s at Emirates Stadium. U-21 Premier League rules limit teams to three players over the age of 21 in the starting line-up, which would explain Mathieu Debuchy’s omission from this treatment room reunion party. Given that Debuchy’s injury was not muscular, one would imagine he was less in need of the workout. He will almost certainly be ready for the trip to Burnley on Saturday.