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Pick Your Arsenal XI To Beat Burnley

 • by Andrew Gibney
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After their tremendous North London derby win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, Arsenal will go into Sunday’s clash against surprise package Burnley with their tails up.

Sean Dyche’s side will be ready and waiting to bring their party crashing to the ground. In some ways, this weekend’s fixture could be a watershed mark for the Gunners; the true test of their top four ambitions this season.

Beating Spurs 2-0, in the manner they did, set a tone that they now must match, game after game. It’s one thing raising your game for your rivals’ visit, but another to go away to a tough, resilient side and pick up a routine win.

Against Tottenham the Gunners pressed together, fought as a pack and were excellent across the pitch. No one was left questioning anyone’s desire and there were no scapegoats.

Arsène Wenger will demand similar performances from his team every time they step out on to the pitch. Taking on Burnley at Turf Moor is the perfect opportunity to show that win was no fluke.

Following the Europa League fixture away at Cologne, Arsenal will more than likely bring all their first-team players back for Sunday’s fixture.

It’s hard to see the French boss deviating from the front three of Alexandre Lacazette, Alexis Sánchez and Mesut Özil while the midfield quartet from the Spurs win should all come back in. Aaron Ramsey was excellent last weekend and he will be the driving force once again.

Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny proved their fitness in the derby after they were doubts. Per Mertesacker should remain on the bench, with Nacho Monreal at left centre-back.

So who should Wenger name in his starting XI for the trip to Burnley?

Our unique algorithm has predicted the Arsenal starting XI it believes is most likely to start, but you can also give it a go yourself.

Just click ‘create your own’ on the lineup at the top of the page and pick the XI players you would choose, and you can also see their stats per 90 minutes once you’ve picked them.

When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it wth your friends via social media.

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