Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Arsenal v Burnley

BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson is backing Arsenal to ease to a 2-0 win against Burnley at The Emirates on Saturday afternoon

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Mark Lawrenson is backing Arsenal to ease to a 2-0 win against Burnley at The Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

The Gunners made a winning start to the 2019-20 Premier League season after Arsenal were 1-0 winners against Newcastle United at St James’ Park last weekend.

Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the decisive goal in the second half at Newcastle to secure three points for Unai Emery’s side.

Arsenal will have the opportunity to secure successive Premier League victories when the Gunners welcome Burnley to the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League’s early kick-off.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is tipping Arsenal to ease to a 2-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday lunchtime.

“Both of these teams had comfortable wins on the opening weekend but it is hard to see Burnley picking up another three points this time,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“Arsenal are at home and they will be stronger than they were when they won at Newcastle, because no way was that their best team that started the game.”

Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season to narrowly miss out on a place in the Champions League.

Emery has signed Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli, Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba, Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, Chelsea FC defender David Luiz and Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney.

Arsenal also signed Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pepe in a club record £72m deal from Ligue 1 side Lille earlier this month.

Pepe came off the bench to make his Premier League debut at Newcastle last weekend but the Ivorian winger will be hoping to make his full debut against Burnley on Saturday.

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