Arsenal vs. Burnley – EPL, December 13, 2020

| December 10, 2020 2:56 pm PDT

If you were to compare the two clubs’ wage bills, there would be little question that most observers would expect Arsenal to win this game. But the Gunners are really struggling at the moment – and Burnley is just the type of team that Arsenal does not usually like playing against.

Mikel Arteta is under some real pressure at the moment and he could be in for some more by the end of the weekend.

Arsenal vs. Burnley Odds

Arsenal to Win-176
The Draw+280
Burnley to Win+480

With the players at its disposal, Arsenal should win this one – and BetOnline has gone along with that line of thinking to come up with these odds for Sunday’s game. But I think Burnley could give the Gunners a real scare and that makes the odds for a draw, or even an away win, worth investigating in my opinion.

Arsenal vs. Burnley Match Preview

Mikel Arteta tried to push the point that his side put over countless crosses in the north London derby when he was criticized by the media last week. But the simple fact is that they all came to nothing as Spurs dealt with Arsenal’s single-faceted approach to the game.

The 2-0 defeat saw Arsenal drop down into 15th – just three places above Burnley in the relegation zone. There is something going very wrong at the Emirates at the moment, including the non-performance put in by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – a player that the club seemed to move heaven and Earth to keep in the summer.

Burnley is far more familiar with its predicament, of course, and that might play into the Clarets’ favor on Sunday. Manager Sean Dyche enjoys playing flair teams like Arsenal – especially when they are misfiring – and will believe that his players can come away with at least a point on Sunday.

Burnley deserved the point it earned at home against Everton last weekend and will look to overpower Arsenal’s players to get an edge on Sunday. A lot will depend on whether striker Chris Wood can get the better of the Arsenal defense, but this game might be much closer than the bookies imagine.

Arsenal vs. Burnley Pick

Pick
  • The Draw
    +280

I’m going for the draw here that will heap even more pressure on Mikel Arteta and have his critics calling for him to be sacked. It is far too early to be thinking about that, but another defeat for Arsenal would keep the club at the wrong end of the table. I’m not sure Burnley can actually come away with the win – but a draw is possible.

Dan Roberts
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