Although Arsenal may have not made the statement they were hoping to at St. James’ Park last weekend, the Gunners secured a 1-0 win in the North East and will look to make it two wins from two when they welcome Burnley to the Emirates on Saturday lunchtime.
Also opting to spend big and surprise many during the summer transfer window, Unai Emery’s side have their sights firmly set on securing a top-four return and can now be found at 1/1 with Ladbrokes to end their three-year Champions League hiatus.
While Arsenal may have picked up a hard-fought victory on the opening weekend, they are not the only side who find their confidence at a high.
Landing a 3-0 win over Southampton last weekend, Burnley have built off a pre-season run that saw them pick up back-to-back victories over Nice and Panama.
However, with Arsenal winning each of their last 10 matches against Saturday’s guests and now scoring three or more goals in each of their previous three matchups, a similar result can be found at 21/10 with Bet365.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hits the ground running
Although Emery with may have been quick to praise an Arsenal defence that failed to record a single clean sheet in any of their final six top-flight matches last season, it was their biggest attacking threat that stole the headlines.
Bagging the winner and opening his Premier League account at St. James’ Park last weekend, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will once again spearhead any top-four charge in North London.
Scoring 22 top-flight goals last season and claiming an equal share of the Golden Boot, the Gabon international has now scored 32% of Arsenal’s league goals since his debut in February 2018.
You will be interested to know that the former Borussia Dortmund ace can be found at 3/4 with Sky Bet to extend his goalscoring tally this weekend.
Elsewhere, it appears that Deadline Day arrival David Luiz could be set to make his Arsenal debut after making a sensational switch from Stamford Bridge last week.
The 32-year-old could also be joined by both Lucas Torreira and Alexandre Lacazette, who were both unused subs on Tyneside.
Burnley’s stellar summer continues
Although Sean Dyche may have only added a handful of new faces to his squad this summer and opted to stick largely with the team that helped Burnley secure their fourth consecutive Premier League campaign, the Clarets find their confidence on a high.
No longer having to worry about juggling Europa League duties, Saturday’s guests have their sights solely set on staying out of the bottom three come May.
Coming of the back of their 3-0 win over the Saints, Burnley can be found as low as 4/11 with Betfair to extend their Premier League status.
Speaking of his “great admiration” for attacking talisman Ashley Barnes after his solo performance at Turf Moor last weekend, the Austrian international will likely be a huge factor in Burnley’s attempt to avoid the drop.
Bagging a brace against Southampton last time out and claiming Burnley’s Golden Boot in the 2018/2019 campaign, Barnes can be found at 15/4 with Bet365 to find the net in North London this weekend.
Betting Tip: Arsenal win and both teams to score – 15/8 @ SkyBet