Arsenal vs BurnleyEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Nov 11, 2023, Emirates Stadium
ARSENAL will endeavour to make an immediate return to winning ways in the Premier League when they entertain Burnley at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
Mikel Arteta’s men crashed to their first league defeat of the season in controversial fashion when going down 1-0 at Newcastle last weekend.
That maiden top-flight loss of the season combined with results elsewhere has left Arsenal housed in fourth place, three points behind new league leaders Man City.
Burnley, meanwhile, have endured a pretty miserable time of it since being promoted back to the Premier League, winning just one of their opening 11 games of the season.
Vincent Kompany’s 19th-placed side slumped to a deflating 2-0 home defeat against Crystal Palace last Saturday and things are unlikely to get any better for the Clarets when they visit the capital this weekend.
Understandably, Arsenal are heavy odds on 1/7 (PaddyPower) favourites to get back up and running in the Premier League on Saturday.
With Arsenal unbackable at the above-mentioned price, I’ll get creative and throw together a home win, Bukayo Saka to have Over 1 Shot and Josh Cullen to Commit a Foul at 5/6 (PaddyPower).
This is the type of assignment Arsenal have been particularly efficient in dealing with in recent years, with their 5-0 shredding of Sheffield United a fortnight ago just the latest in a long line of examples of the Gunners being flat-track bullies at their Emirates base.
Therefore, a visit from beleaguered Burnley looks the perfect opportunity for Arteta's charges to get back on track domestically.
Averaging 1.9 shots per-game in the Premier League this season, I’ll also go with Bukayo Saka to have at least two shots during this contest.
The Arsenal talisman scored the game's second goal to cap a sparkling performance against Sevilla in midweek and a couple of attempts on goal doesn’t look like too big of an ask against the Clarets.
To conclude the 5/6 (PaddyPower) Bet Builder, I'll go with Burnley’s Josh Cullen to commit a minimum of one foul.
The Republic of Ireland international is expected to return to Vincent Kompany’s starting XI after missing out due to suspension last weekend and he can pick up where he left off tackling his way into trouble at least once against the Gunners.
Cullen has been Burnley's most prolific hatchet-man this season, with five yellow in 10 top-flight appearances, averaging 1.3 fouls per 90.
On a similar line of reasoning to the above, coupled with the calibre of opposition, I'll also back the aforementioned Cullen to commit two or more fouls here at 13/10 (PaddyPower).
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