Gunners are looking forward to getting back to some winning ways when they take on Burnley on Sunday in a premier league encounter. The North London red's are out of the Carabao Cup competitions. After being defeated by Liverpool in 0-2 scoreline at Emirates last night in second leg of the competition in semi finals.
Meanwhile that came with a double tragedy as Xhaka was sent off in the first leg at Anfield. While Partey as well got his red card yesterday after a bad tackle to a Liverpool midfielder Fabinho. This means the duo will miss next fixtures of the premier league competitions
Xhaka's absence is expected to be of two matches in which it was a clear goal scoring opportunity offence he committed to a Liverpool player. And now Arteta will be pondering on who to deploy at the midfield. As the Spaniard now has Lokonga, Patino and Odegaard to feature possibly in those positions.
Odegaard made a return to action last night after the player had tested positive for Covid-19. And manager did confirm the Norwegian had little time for enough training sessions before the game. Which means it's a gamble to play him in midfield defensive positions in next challenge.
Having no other good options available then Arteta in his team selection may consider Aaron between the sticks again. As Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel Magalhaes and Kieran makes up the last line of defence.
So is Lokonga and Odegaard taking up the defensive positions in a midfield of three. With Rowe ahead just to offer that final pass to the striker. Both Lacazette, Saka and Gabriel Martinelli should be able to score goals to help the red's with a victory.
Arsenal are at sixth position in a premier league table and with 35 points. With 4th placed West Ham at 37 points but have played 22 matches. While Arsenal are already at 20 matches in the premier league currently at the second part of the season.
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