Burnley vs Arsenal, Match Day Live

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Arsene, pre-match

“Sometimes you develop your strength if you convince yourself that you have it. A big win helps you to think that you are strong and, if you lose, you can think you are weak. That’s what is so good about this game for us, we know that we can be 1-0 down and come back to win against, for me, a Liverpool team who has quality. All this makes me confident about the Burnley game,” he went on. “The team just needed that big win at weekend. Anything can happen of course but I don’t believe we will go up there and not be highly focussed. We will be determined and highly concentrated.”

And the full team news has just been released:

Arsenal: Almunia, Sagna, Vermaelen, Gallas, Silvestre, Walcott, Fabregas, Song Billong, Diaby, Nasri, Arshavin

Over to the comments!

  • http://worldofarsenal Josiah

    cheers for the stream.

  • http://worldofarsenal Josiah

    get in fabregas

  • http://n/a raj

    where is the straem arghhhh someone please reply quick

  • Sam

    Almunia weak again, but so far so good. 0-1 to the good men.

  • Sam

    Unnecessary penalty. 1-1.

  • Sam

    Fab limping & being subbed b4 half time.
    No more injuries, please!

  • http://worldofarsenal Josiah

    i think we can take the game in the second half
    we’ve had the chances. lets put them away.
    i hope fabregas is alright.

  • Sam

    I too am hopeful we can do the damage in 2nd half, but it won’t be easy. Burnly are giving us a rough time. Theo isn’t even in the game, guess he’ll soon be replaced by Dudu.

  • Adeniyi

    I’m so nervous.. We need to take all 3 points

  • Adeniyi

    Portsmouth levels with Chelsea.. we need to take the points asap

  • Sam

    Got lucky, ball in our net but oFfise. Defence & Almunia napping big time.

  • manoo

    OMG shocking from Almunia- nearly cost us another goal- luckily fletcher was offside

  • Sam

    Dudu as rusty as Theo.

  • pires

    Chelsea 2-1…come on gunners!!!

  • Sam

    Chelsea now leading, we seem to be settling for a single point.

  • manoo

    thinkin the same thing. Burnley playin well. We need to close them down a bit more- just try and keep the ball. 10 mins lads. We need that goal cos chelski are winnin

  • manoo

    sagna has made a few mistakes as well

  • http://worldofarsenal Josiah

    its all over, you can tell.

  • http://worldofarsenal Josiah

    oh and chelsea have got 2-1

  • http://worldofarsenal Josiah

    how can we go from beating liverpool 2-1 away from home, then drawing to burnley?

  • http://worldofarsenal Josiah

    im gutted.

  • http://worldofarsenal Josiah

    so annoying

  • Sam

    1-1, nothing less than what we deserved.

  • http://worldofarsenal Josiah

    its the way, eduardo and walcott seem to lose the ball so much, and once fabregas went off, game set match. and to be honest, im not pleased at all.

  • Gooner Get Ya

    What happened to cesc? Another poor result and another injury, our season is just getting laughable now.

  • Debs

    4 points out of 6 away from home in the space of a few days is a really good result, coupled with us not playing well. We should take that. Fixture list is kind to us for the next few games, so we can regroup.
    Cesc’s out for Hull- not yet sure of the severity (hamstring).

  • zohaib

    Hey folks ! sorry i’ve been out for a while …. lots happening ….

    What was it Almunia did ? I missed the game and i’m hearing he’s getting quite a bit of stick for something …. ?

  • zohaib

    Hey Debs !

    we certainly don’t have a kind fixture list towards the end of Jan :
    27th Jan – Aston Villa away
    31st Jan – Man. Utd home
    7th Feb – Chelsea away
    10th Feb – Liverpool home

    :D lmao ….. we’re in for some serious football !

  • Kuka

    …you cannot wish away Burnely’s perfomance. They were immense on the night and to be honest, they could have beaten any top side. At some point of the game, I would have taken a point and run with it, because with an extra five minutes, we could have easily lost the game. Credit to Burnley and credit to Arsenal for hanging on. Turf Moor is a tough place to go to. Walcott needs to up his game and while he enjoys the support if the fans, he needs some tough-love. You need to look at Lennon to understand how Walcott is lagging behind. With Van Parsie injured, you would have expected one of them especially Walcott who has a World Cup position to think about to step up, but nothing. Edu and Arsh have no motivation, because they don’t need to impress. But nothing……in terms of wingers, I honestly think Walcott will find it difficult to break into Capello’s side if he goes on this way. We can say he needs games, but surely, how many games does he need?

  • Kuka

    So I hear us bashing Almunia and that is very much OK. That is the tough love that am talking about. But do we realize that we are not scoring goals either? Are we aware that Arsenal’s strength has been on the offensive side even during the days of the invinsibles? And don’t tell me about Van Parsie. If Arsenal continued winning 6-2 or 6-1 or 5-1, as earlier in the season, am sure we would have had questioned the stopper etc. Our offensive play especially the wingers and strikers is rubbish at the moment. I watched the Mancity and Spurs (two teams that I have no love for). I was amazed at the offensive display. As a hater if both, I enjoyed watching the game and wished to have some of the players on our side (I never thought I would ever wish for a city or spurs player)

  • Gooner Get Ya

    The trouble we have is that virtually all players are having a spell of poor form. Normally you have one or possibly two players at once with this issue but we appear to have an entire team. It is probably due to the injuries but you have to question the personnel we have playing for us…are they really good enough?

    IMO we must buy in January just to inject some passion back in to our club. Arshavin did bring this last season but seems to not give a shit anymore.

  • JDD

    anyone know what time the cl draw is 2moro?

  • Debs

    Yeah Zohaib. That’s going to be a tough time. I’m just hoping we’d have built up a head of steam by then and gotten used to Robin’s absence; Bendtner should be back as well, and hopefully, Theo and Eduardo would have found something akin to prior form.

  • Debs

    Not sure what time the draw is, tomorrow, JDD.

  • http://twitter.com/DebsGooner Debs

    Think it’s at 11am, JDD…

  • http://twitter.com/DebsGooner Debs

    PS- Anyone heard from Pete or Fabrez lately? I swear they’ve vanished! Lol

  • JDD

    am i right in saying that fabregas’s goal was our first this season inside the first 15mins of a match?

  • http://twitter.com/DebsGooner Debs

    Yeah, you’re right. At least as far as the PL is concerned. Didn’t do us much good, did it? Lol

  • Fabrez

    Been on holiday debs! And ever so depressed we looked so flat against a decent Burnley team! Arsene talks of the fixture list but every1 has to deal with it at the end of the day so hey! What can ya do? 3 pts against Hull is very important! And Almunia is giving me grey hair b4 my time! *sigh* Play Lukasz…or buy Akinfeev!

  • Fabrez

    Zohaib…the ball was rolling across Almunia’s goal… he went to stop it by going to ground to hold it and it just rolled thru his fingers…maybe under them! All in slow motion! Not pretty! The ball continued to roll toward Fletcher who was not offside n put the ball into our net… We could have lost that game!