Granit Xhaka states his prediction for Arsenal v Burnley
Granit Xhaka looks ahead to Arsenal's clash with Burnley at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon...
Granit Xhaka has told his Arsenal team-mates that nothing but the three points will do for the Gunners when they host Burnley at The Emirates on Sunday.
The north London side head into the game on the back of their 4-0 thrashing of Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium last weekend.
Arsene Wenger’s men need to beat the Clarets at The Emirates if they want to keep their hopes of winning the Premier League title alive this season.
And Xhaka has talked up the importance of Arsenal taking all three points on Sunday as they look to keep their Premier League title bid on track.
Speaking in an interview with Arsenal’s website, Xhaka said: “It was important to win the way we did at Swansea, because we know we have these two home games coming up against Burnley and Watford.
“I see it the same way as the boss. I think the next three games could tell a lot about what sort of direction we’ll go in this season.
“We noticed already in the first game that it was really tough at their place. We needed a late goal to win. They play direct, they’re compact defensively as well and that makes it difficult. But we’re playing at home and we need the three points.
“Against these sort of teams, it’s very important to score as early as possible and as many times as possible. That puts them under pressure, it makes them come out a bit more as well.
“We want to start positively, we want to force mistakes and if we do that, I’m sure we can win this game.”
Xhaka has been a regular fixture in the Arsenal team this season following his transfer to the club from Borussia Monchengladbach last summer.
The north London side are looking to go one better than last term, when they ended up second in the table and without a trophy.