Arsenal Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Burnley

Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday

Arsenal face Burnley on Sunday having been boosted by the return of several key players for the Premier League encounter at Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger's side welcome back Hector Bellerin, Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin to the first team fold after their respective returns from injury.

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The Gunners are eight points behind league leaders Chelsea and go into the match off the back of a comfortable 4-0 win over Swansea last weekend.


Bellerin, Giroud, Coquelin and Kieran Gibbs return from injury but Theo Walcott (calf), Mathieu Debuchy (hamstring) and Per Mertesacker (knee) are all unavailable.

Santi Cazorla is expected to be out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a troublesome achilles injury.


Arsenal have no suspended players for this game.


Coquelin could come in to replace Aaron Ramsey and give the Gunners added protection in midfield while the forward line is likely to remain unchanged from the win in South Wales.

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Meanwhile, Giroud will continue up front and Bellerin looks set to start at right-back in place of Gabriel.

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Sean Dyche's side have won three of their last four games but come up against an Arsenal side on Sunday that they haven't beaten in 42 years.

Scott Arfield, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Ashley Barnes and Dean Marney will all return for Burnley, but Kevin Long is out with a knee problem.

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Andre Gray is their top goalscorer with five goals in the league.


  • Arsenal have won six of their last seven meetings with Burnley in all competitions (D1), since a 0-2 loss in the League Cup in December 2008.
  • Alexis Sanchez has scored three and assisted another in his two previous games against Burnley at the Emirates Stadium (all competitions).
  • Olivier Giroud has scored in each of his last four Premier League games for the Gunners, his best run since April 2015 (six matches).
  • In fact, Giroud has scored in each of his last nine starts for Arsenal in all competitions, scoring 11 goals in total.
  • Only one of Burnley's 26 points this season has been secured away from Turf Moor. They have the worst away record in the Premier League this season (D1 L8).
  • However, the Clarets are only seven points off their entire total from their last Premier League campaign in 2014/15 (33).


Kick off is at 2:15pm on Sunday 22nd January and the match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 1.

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