Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has detailed the problem he sees the club face in every match they play.
“Every team who plays us will up their game because it is Arsenal and we are such a well-known, good side. Every team wants to prove a point against us. We have to be ready for every game and up for that fight,” he told the Arsenal website.
Arsenal’s main challenge against Burnley is likely to be how the side breaks through a very stubborn defence.
Sean Dyche’s team are unlikely to go into the game and play openly because of the pace Arsenal have, which can hurt them if there is too much open space around the Emirates pitch.
Therefore, Burnley are likely to defend deep in a concentrated block, raising their performance levels because of the quality in Arsenal’s midfield.
The Gunners have plenty of players who are able to pick a pass and unlock sides centrally and someone like Santi Cazorla could be the difference if Arsenal face a stubborn side, effective in defending deep.
“We go into every single game as if it were against the toughest team in the league. We will be focused, we’ve been preparing all week and will go into it with a game plan so we know what we want to do.”
The fact Arsenal didn’t have a League Cup game during the week has provided Arsene Wenger’s squad with some extra rest time but the boss will already have one eye on the Champions League game against Anderlecht next week.