Burnley vs Arsenal: A Dream Combined XI Featuring 7 Gunners And 4 Clarets

Here’s Who Makes It To Our Combined XI Featuring Arsenal And Burnley Stars

Arsenal will travel to face Burnley this weekend and the Gunners will be on a high after beating their North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. The trip to Burnley will not be easy though, considering how strong Sean Dyche’s men have been at home and away. Out of all the top 6 sides that they have faced so far, the Clarets have lost only once, which was to Manchester City (can’t blame them too much, can we?).

The Gunners, on the other hand, have been quite inconsistent in general. Their recent displays have been solid and may suggest otherwise but Arsene Wenger’s men were subjected to some embarrassing defeats so far. With that said, let’s take a look at a combined line-up featuring stars from both the sides.

Combined Lineup Of Burnley And Arsenal

Formation: 4-3-3

Petr Cech (GK)

Cech’s experience remains unparalleled and his reflexes seem to show very little signs of slowing down, earning him a place ahead of Nick Pope of Burnley.

Matthew Lowton (RB)

Lowton has surprised everyone with his effortless stability at the back and his tackling skills, and Dyche has relied on him a lot so far.

Laurent Koscielny

James Tarkowski (CB)

Steadily making his way into the list of the best centre-backs in the league, Tarkowski’s solidity at the back has been crucial for Burnley and he will be a key player on Sunday.

Laurent Koscielny (CB)

Koscielny seemed effortless as he restricted Harry Kane and Dele Alli from getting anywhere near the goal as the Gunners played Spurs. He is easily one of the best centre-backs in Europe and given the form that he’s in, it is certain that he gets his place here.

Sead Kolasinac (LB)

Kolasinac has been one of Arsenal’s most influential players this season and is going from strength-to-strength at the back. His passing skills are top-notch and he is solid enough to keep the toughest of opponents out.

Jeff Hendrick

Steven Defour (DM)

Burnley’s midfield has been surprisingly resilient and Defour was the main reason behind that. The battle in the middle of the park will be crucial on Sunday and Defour will be a key figure.

Aaron Ramsey (CM)

Ramsey has been tremendous for Arsenal this season and the Welshman is someone who makes the Gunners attack tick.

Jeff Hendrick (CM)

Hendrick has been a bit inconsistent but his performances are still crucial for the Clarets and we should see his name in the starting line-up on Sunday.

Alexis Sanchez (LW)

Sanchez was remarkable for Arsenal last weekend and the Chilean will always be a key player for the Gunners regardless of where his future takes him. A certain inclusion here.

Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil (RW)

Anybody who saw Arsenal’s game against Spurs will admit that the player’s work-rate and creativity remain unmatched. The Burnley game will be tough, and the classy German will have to be at his usual best.

Alexandre Lacazette (ST)

The Frenchman continues to impress up front with his goals and will form a part of Wenger’s line-up on Sunday. He’s up there in the top-scorers’ list with 6 goals and he finds a place here in this combined XI.

Written by Meghna Sengupta

Editor @ Soccersouls. Lives in Chennai, and a Manchester United fan.
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