Arsenal face Burnley on Saturday as they look to get a run going in the Premier League, let’s take a look at our predicted lineup for the match.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by John Walton - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021. (Photo by John Walton – Pool/Getty Images)

After rotating fairly heavily in the win over Leicester City before a week’s break, Mikel Arteta shouldn’t have any problems naming his strongest side against Burnley.

There’s a five-day gap to the subsequent game away to Olympiacos, so there’s not really any pressure to leave players out for that match. Arteta can always take off any players who do look tired on the day.

With that in mind, here’s our Arsenal predicted lineup to face Burnley.

Goalkeeper

Arsenal's German goalkeeper Bernd Leno makes a save during the English Premier League football match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road in Leeds, northern England on November 22, 2020. (Photo by Michael Regan / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s German goalkeeper Bernd Leno makes a save during the English Premier League football match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road in Leeds, northern England on November 22, 2020. (Photo by Michael Regan / POOL / AFP)

Bernd Leno should start in goal, as usual. Once again, a defensive error robbed the goalkeeper of a clean sheet against Leicester City, but he’s still doing a good job of keeping out all the shots he actually has a chance with.

Defence

Arsenal v Leeds United - Arsenal's Gabriel Magalhaes and Leeds United's Patrick Bamford battle for the ball during the Premier League match at The Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday February 14, 2021. Copyright: Julian Finney
Arsenal v Leeds United – Arsenal’s Gabriel Magalhaes and Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford battle for the ball during the Premier League match at The Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday, February 14, 2021. Copyright: Julian Finney

After a couple of changes against Leicester City, Mikel Arteta will probably return to his usual back four of Kieran Tierney, Gabriel Magalhaes, David Luiz, and Hector Bellerin.

There’s certainly an argument to be made that Cedric Soares is the better option at right-back right now, but Cedric was working well with Nicolas Pepe, whereas Bukayo Saka has had plenty of success with Bellerin.

Assuming Saka is back in the starting lineup, we’ll likely see Arteta return to picking Bellerin as well.

Midfield

Arsenal’s Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard prepares to come on as a substitute during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 30, 2021. (Photo by SHAUN BOTTERILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

It looks likely there’ll be one enforced change in midfield, with Emile Smith Rowe suffering an injury in Leicester. Martin Odegaard can take his place.

Granit Xhaka will surely start, as always, with Thomas Partey available to come in alongside him. Dani Ceballos is also an option, but Partey seems to be the preferred option when he is fully fit.

Forwards

LONDON, ENGLAND: Willian of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy – Pool/Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka dropped out of the starting lineup against Leicester City for a rest, but they’re both likely to start this one. The only question is over who starts on the left, given Smith Rowe’s probable unavailability.

Willian finally had a good game last weekend, so he’s actually a fairly realistic option. Nicolas Pepe is also an option.

Arteta has talked about how he prefers Willian when the opposition are sitting deep – which Burnley probably will – so we’re predicting a start for the Brazilian.

Alexandre Lacazette and Gabriel Martinelli will have to settle for places on the bench, whilst Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah will be lucky to make the squad.

Predicted Arsenal Lineup vs Burnley

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