Michael Owen states his prediction for Arsenal v Burnley
The Liverpool FC legend believes Arsenal will return to winning ways with a win against Burnley at The Emirates on Saturday afternoon
Michael Owen is tipping Arsenal to bounce back from their loss at Southampton with a win against Burnley at The Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners suffered their first Premier League defeat since the second weekend of the 2018-19 season last weekend following a 3-2 defeat by relegation strugglers Southampton.
Arsenal lost to Manchester City and Chelsea FC in their opening two games under Unai Emery but bounced back in impressive style with a 14-game unbeaten run in the Premier League.
The north London side’s unbeaten sequence helped the Gunners to put themselves in the frame to challenge for a top-four finish for the first time in three seasons.
Arsenal suffered a 3-2 loss to the Saints as the south coast club managed to record their first Premier League victory under new Austrian manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Burnley have struggled to replicate their impressive 2017-18 season in the current campaign and the Clarets are in 18th place in the Premier League table.
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Arsenal to ease to victory over Burnley at The Emirates on Saturday evening.
“Arsenal lost their long unbeaten record at St Mary’s on Sunday and it seems almost inconceivable that such a good side have still not led a league game at halftime this season,” Owen told BetVictor.
“The visit of Burnley gives Unai Emery’s side a gilt-edged opportunity to buck that trend although the Clarets were, arguably, unlucky not to pick up a point in north London against Spurs last weekend when they went down to a solitary late Christian Eriksen goal.
“Sean Dyche has lost all seven previous games against Arsenal, however, and I can’t see past a home win.”
Arsenal are in fifth place in the Premier League table and three points adrift of Chelsea FC in fourth spot in the race to secure a place in the Champions League.