Arsenal predicted XI vs. Burnley: two major changes made as £75m duo return

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All the latest Arsenal team news, injury updates and predicted XI ahead of their Premier League game against Burnley.

Arsenal will be looking to continue their current hot streak of form when they travel to face Burnley on Saturday afternoon. The Gunners have four on the spin in the Premier League, and are third in the table at the time of writing, just two points adrift of leaders Liverpool.

Last time out, Mikel Arteta's men put six past West Ham without reply, recording their biggest ever Premier League away win in the process. That result came shortly after an impressive victory over Liverpool, and has helped to catapult them right back into the title picture.

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For their part, Burnley are in dire straits. A 3-1 defeat to Jurgen Klopp's aforementioned Reds last weekend left them second from bottom, seven points from safety with 14 matches left to play. The Clarets have not won a game since December 23rd, and with every passing week, relegation looks like an increasing likelihood.

But how will both sides line up at Turf Moor on Saturday? We took a closer look at their respective team news and predicted starting XIs below...

Arsenal Team News

Arsenal are still set to be without a number of recognisable first team names for their trip to Burnley this weekend. Thomas Partey, who has been plagued by injury this season, is battling an ongoing muscle issue, while Fabio Vieira, who underwent groin surgery late last year, is in the process of returning to full fitness. Neither will be ready in time for Saturday's clash.

Elsewhere, Jurrien Timber's recovery from an ACL injury is going well, but it could still be a little while before he is available for first team selection again. Fellow full-backs Oleksandr Zinchenko and Takehiro Tomiyasu both have a good chance of being involved, however.

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Likewise, Gabriel Jesus could be back in contention for a start, while Emile Smith Rowe, who has been sidelined with an ankle complaint, may also feature in some capacity.

Arsenal Predicted XI

David Raya; Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, Martin Odegaard; Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli.

Burnley Team News

For their part, Burnley also have a smattering of injury absences to contend with. Experienced winger Nathan Redmond is out for the season following a 'freak accident' in training, in the words of Vincent Kompany, while Lyle Foster and Luca Koleosho are expected to be sidelined until May, with the former recently undergoing surgery for a 'chronic' issue.

Defender Jordan Beyer is unlikely to be fit enough for Saturday's clash, but is understood to be nearing a return in the relatively near future. Speaking about his player, Kompany said: 'Jordan is progressing, and everything is going well, but in terms of when he will be back and which game, it still depends on a number of factors.'

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There is much better news regarding Charlie Taylor, however, with the full-back likely to be back among Kompany's match day squad this weekend. Speaking about the 30-year-old in a recent press conference, the Belgian said: 'Charlie was close for the Liverpool game, so if he carries on having a good week, he should be available.'

Burnley Predicted XI

James Trafford; Lorenz Assignon, Dara O'Shea, Maxime Esteve, Hannes Delcroix; Aaron Ramsey, Josh Brownhill, Sander Berge, Wilson Odobert; David Datro Fofana, Zeki Amdouni.

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