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Arsenal team news: Unai Emery could be without eight players for Burnley visit

Arsenal team news: Unai Emery could be without eight players for Burnley visit

Arsenal will look to stop their run of two consecutive defeats when they host Burnley at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners welcome the struggling Premier League side to the capital for Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off and Unai Emery will want to see his side take advantage.

Having gone 23-matches unbeaten, the Spaniard has seen his side be defeated by Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur in their previous two games.

But, according to a match preview by Sky Sports, Arsenal could be in for a tricky afternoon as Emery may have eight players unavailable for the game.


The Gunners already have a number of players on the sidelines, with the likes of Danny Welbeck, Rob Holding, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Emile Smith Rowe, Hector Bellerin and Shkodran Mustafi all missing.

However, the hosts will also have two further players that could potentially miss the game against the Clarets.

Both Sead Kolasinac and Henrikh Mkhitaryan will need to be assessed ahead of the game.

The Verdict:

Emery will want to see his side put an end to the run of defeats they are currently going through, although Burnley will prove to be a tough test.

Despite their league position and failure to win games, the Clarets have always been a dangerous side and have shown that they can play a certain style of football, however, results have become concerning.

The Gunners, who like to play their own brand of football, will be aware of that and will want to ensure they return to picking up positive results, but having up to eight players unavailable could potentially be a huge blow for them.

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