Arsenal will be expecting to earn consecutive victories for the first time in the Premier League this season as they take on bottom side Burnley at the Emirates Stadium.
Injuries have been a major hindrance, but Arsene Wenger has seen his side turn in some desperately shaky performances in their nine games so far, with too many draws seeing the Gunners drop of the pace.
However, there was a marked improvement in the last game at Sunderland. Alexis Sanchez is becoming a growing influence in the side, and has begun to chip in with his fair share of goals, and he grabbed both on Wearside, admittedly with the help of errors from the home side.
Burnley continue to look very much out of their depth in the top-flight, with the wait for a first win showing no immediate signs of coming to an end. Scoring goals has been a problem throughout the campaign so far, but more worryingly for Sean Dyche, they have become somewhat leaky at the other end.
They could not handle Samuel Eto’o last time out as Everton became the latest side to win at Turf Moor, while matters were made worse on Monday evening as Queens Park Rangers won to send them to the foot of the table.
Abou Diaby, Mesut Ozil, Mathieu Debuchy, Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud and Serge Gnabry still face more weeks out for Arsenal, but Theo Walcott could make his first appearance after injury.
The visitors are likely to still be without Steven Reid because of a groin injury, but Matt Taylor and Sam Vokes are certain absentees.
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