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Arsenal will be aiming for their fifth straight Premier League win on Saturday afternoon when they take on Burnley at Turf Moor. 

The Gunners are in fine form and come into this game off the back of a 6-0 away thumping of West Ham last weekend. 

Burnley vs Arsenal LIVE: Kompany banned from touchline as Gunners aim for fifth straight win – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

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Arsenal have been unstoppable in 2024 so farCredit: AFP

Mikel Arteta’s side are two points off the top of the table and must continue their winning streak to keep up in the title race. 

They will fancy their chances against the Clarets who have lost nine of their 12 home games this season and will be without manager Vincent Kompany on the sidelines. 

Burnley vs Arsenal: Saka’s half-century

Bukayo Saka reached a landmark for Arsenal against West Ham last time out. 

The 22-year-old scored his 50th and 51st goals for the Gunners at the London Stadium. 

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By doing so, he became the youngest player in the Premier League era to reach half a century for the club. 

Saka has some incredible stats for his age, having a combined 70 goals and assists to his name since the start of the 2021/22 season. 

He is one of only two top-flight players with 40+ goals and 30+ assists in that time alongside Mohamed Salah

‘Starboy’ continues to live up to his nickname and he’s playing a huge part in Arsenal’s title challenge yet again this campaign. 

Saka has incredible numbers in an Arsenal shirt

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Saka has incredible numbers in an Arsenal shirt
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  • Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 10 away league games against Burnley (W5 D5). Eight of these have come in the Premier League, with only Chelsea playing away against a side more often without ever losing in the competition (9, also against Burnley).
  • Burnley have won just one of their 17 Premier League games against Arsenal (D4 L12), with that win coming at the Emirates Stadium in December 2020.

Burnley vs Arsenal: Team news 

Burnley could have left-back Charlie Taylor back after he returned to training this week. 

Taylor has been out for over a month alongside Jordan Beyer, Luca Koleosho and Nathan Redmond who are all still sidelined. 

As for Arsenal, Gabriel Jesus is expected to be absent again after missing the last three games with a knee injury. 

Emile Smith Rowe is also not likely to feature following a knock in training while Oleksandr Zinchenko is a doubt. 

Jorginho was only fit enough for the bench against West Ham with a foot issue being managed by Arteta. 

Jesus' injury recurrence means he is sidelined again

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Jesus’ injury recurrence means he is sidelined againCredit: Getty
  • Burnley are yet to win a Premier League game this season against a side starting the day in the top-half of the table; of their nine games against sides in the top-10 on the morning of the game, the Clarets have drawn one and lost eight, conceding 24 goals.
  • Arsenal are one of only two sides with a 100% Premier League record in 2024 so far, winning all four games and scoring 16 goals. It’s only the second time they’ve won their first four league games in a year, also doing so in 1935; they’ve never won their opening five league games in a calendar year.

Burnley vs Arsenal: What has been said? 

Burnley boss Kompany will be serving a touchline ban when his side faces Arsenal.

Speaking about his third booking of the season last time out, Kompany said: “I think I got booked because I should have paid attention to the fact that Jurgen Klopp got booked.

“Because then all I think the referee did was [he] just went looking for me.

“I opened my arms out which I have done exactly that in many games. Then all of a sudden the card comes out. Out of nothing.

“Now I am suspended for the next game. I should have known it was just a way to balance it out and it doesn’t make sense.

“But hey, we have to keep going. No sulking.”

Kompany was booked against Liverpool and is now banned

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Kompany was booked against Liverpool and is now bannedCredit: Getty
  • Burnley have scored just nine goals in their 17 Premier League games against Arsenal, and never more than once in a match. It’s the most one side has faced another in the competition without ever netting multiple goals.
  • Burnley have shipped 50 Premier League goals this season in just 24 matches, conceding their 50th in the 3-1 loss to Liverpool. It is the earliest into a league season they’ve shipped 50 goals since 1932-33 (23rd game, second tier) and earliest in the top-flight since 1929-30 (24th game).

Burnley vs Arsenal: How to follow

This Premier League clash will take place on Saturday, February 17. 

Kick-off at Turf Moor is scheduled for 3pm. 

The game will not be broadcast live on TV in the UK due to the 3pm blackout. 

You can listen to all the goals as they go in live on talkSPORT with Adrian Durham. 

talkSPORT.com will also keep you up to date with the latest. 





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