Arsenal vs Burnley: 3 players who could change the game on their own in the Premier League match between the Gunners and the Clarets.
Arsenal will take on Burnley in the Premier League this weekend. Both sides came out victorious in their opening encounters and will hope to continue winning. Arsenal won against Newcastle United 1-0 in a tough contest. Burnley on the other hand ran through Southampton 3-0.
Arsenal are dealing with long term injuries to key first team players. This meant that Unai Emery had to play a weakened side in their opening match. According to Arsenal’s website, the Gunners will miss the services of Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney and Konstantinos Mavropanos for this match. Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny will undergo late fitness tests and have their status determined later. Burnley are also dealing with injuries and will miss Robbie Brady, Steven Defour and Danny Drinkwater tomorrow.
Both Arsenal and Burnley had a disappointing campaign last season and will hope to better their performance this time around. The Clarets were fantastic in their 3-0 drubbing of Southampton and will look to do the same at the Emirates Stadium. However, they are yet to beat Arsenal since their promotion in 2014. While Arsenal will hope to continue the streak.
The Premier League has time and again proven that it is undoubtedly the most unpredictable football league in the world. Any one of those two teams can come out on top. Here are three players who could swing the game in the favour of their sides tomorrow in the Arsenal vs Burnley match.
Unai Emery is known to not rush in new signings into his playing XI. The likes of Lucas Torreira and Bernd Leno had to wait several weeks to feature on a regular basis last season. However, with Ceballos at North London for a loan spell, he may be blooded a lot sooner than the rest. And what better than to start at Burnley right before the tough assignments of Liverpool and Tottenham in the coming weeks.
Much like Aaron Ramsey, Ceballos can play box to box. He is a versatile midfielder who can play anywhere in the pitch. His performance in the first match as a sub may not have bought the house down but he did enough to get a first team look in.
The Spanish star has been praised for his mentality by Unai Emery and the same mentality could be put to test tomorrow evening against Burnley. With the Premier League being as physical as it is, Ceballos may stand out among the men in the field.