Arsenal v Burnley LIVE

Bottom-of-the-table Burnley are back in Premier League action for the first time in three weeks as they take on Arsenal at the Emirates.

By Dan Black
Sunday, 23rd January 2022, 1:35 pm
Updated Sunday, 23rd January 2022, 1:36 pm
Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal passes the ball under pressure from Dwight McNeil of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor on September 18, 2021 in Burnley, England.
Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal passes the ball under pressure from Dwight McNeil of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor on September 18, 2021 in Burnley, England.

The Clarets haven't kicked a ball in the top flight since the 3-1 defeat against Leeds United at Elland Road, though they were also dumped out of the FA Cup by Championship play-off hopefuls Huddersfield Town.

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Sean Dyche has handed Wales international Connor Roberts a first Premier League start, with the ex-Swansea City defender stepping in for Matt Lowton, while Matej Vydra has returned to the side to partner Jay Rodriguez following Chris Wood's switch to Newcastle United.

Dutchman Erik Pieters will also deputise for Charlie Taylor, who will miss the game against the Gunners after taking a knock in training.

Burnley, now five points adrift of safety, with five games in hand on Norwich City, recorded their only victory of the campaign at the end of August when beating Brentford at Turf Moor.

Arsenal v Burnley LIVE

Last updated: Sunday, 23 January, 2022, 15:53

Full-time: Arsenal 0 Burnley 0

It’s an important point for the Clarets at the Emirates.

McNeil breaks after an Arsenal free kick is cleared, Ramsdale turns his strike over the top, but refereeDavid Coote awards a goal kick.

Gabriel gets above Tarkowski but Pope claims the header.

Rodriguez is replaced by Gudmundsson for the Clarets.

Nketiah replaces Smith Rowe for Arsenal.

Arsenal cranking up the pressure

Smith Rowe beats Tarkowski, pulls the ball back for Lacazette, who nips in ahead of Mee, but the striker touches the ball wide.

Smith Rowe is completely unmarked on the penalty spot from Odegaard’s corner, the Arsenal youngster shoots, but Pope does exceptionally well to turn the ball for a corner.

Odegaard’s set-piece right on the edge of the area lands on the roof of the net.

Roberts intervention

Roberts gets a vital touch to Saka’s cross, preventing Martinelli from connecting at the back post.

Rodriguez does well to keep Westwood’s pass alive and McNeil forces a save from Ramsdale at his near post.

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