While Arsenal was described to be in a slump and arguably they have been a million miles away from their best form, their 2 away wins in the space of 3 days might just be a sign of things to come. With Burnley up next, the three points on offer look to be a lock but if the performance does not improve much from the Anderlecht and Sunderland performance, the Arsenal fans might just be in for a shock. With the injury crisis perhaps slightly getting better with Theo Walcott back in the first team squad, we take a look at the probable Arsenal lineup to play Burnley.
The obvious choice really. The Pole has been doing really well in that position of late and with the number two David Ospina injured there cannot be any doubt on Wojciech Szczesny starting in goal tomorrow.
Hector Bellerin, Calum Chambers, Per Mertesacker, Nacho Monreal
Although Kieran Gibbs might be fit enough to play this game, we feel Arsene Wenger given how his resources at the back are already overstretched, will play it safe and rest the English full. Although the wily French manager knows better than to underestimate Burnley, we feel that this match will see Calum Chambers pair up with the veteran Per Mertesacker at the centre back position. That naturally opens up the door for Hector Bellerin for another opportunity to play in the right back position. The young Spaniard is certainly getting all the games he could have hoped and more needed for his development. Nacho Monreal, despite doing an excellent job at centre back will get a run in at his favourite position.
Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla
Mikel Arteta will start once again, as he is a permanent fixture in this side when fit. Mathieu Flamini will make way for Jack Wilshere, who missed the last Premier League outing with a suspension for picking up 5 yellow cards. Aaron Ramsey will be the one partnering Jack Wilshere at the centre of the park. Alexis Sanchez will be the one starting on the right for Arsenal and everyone will be hoping that he can continue the dream run he is in. Santi Cazorla will line up on the left as Arsene Wenger will hope that another run in will give the Spaniard a chance to rediscover his lost form. There is no doubt in our mind that Theo Walcott will play some part in this game but we feel he will be eased into this match as a late substitute perhaps should Arsenal be winning.
The England striker will be hoping to continue his fine form with Arsenal going in the absence of Olivier Giroud. This is definitely one of those matches where Danny Welbeck will not be able to play on the shoulder of the last man and will have to look to his other talents to break down a resolute Burnley side.