By Bulldog Drummond
Burnley’s record in their last 10 games is indeed poor: one win three draws, six defeats. If Arsenal fail to win this game we most certainly are in difficulty.
|26 Sep 2020||Burnley v Southampton||L||0-1||Premier League|
|30 Sep 2020||Burnley v Manchester City||L||0-3||League Cup|
|0 Oct 2020||Newcastle United v Burnley||L||3-1||Premier League|
|19 Oct 2020||West Bromwich Albion v Burnley||D||0-0||Premier League|
|26 Oct 2020||Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur||L||0-1||Premier League|
|31 Oct 2020||Burnley v Chelsea||L||0-3||Premier League|
|6 Nov 2020||Brighton and Hove Albion v Burnley||D||0-0||Premier League|
|23 Nov 2020||Burnley v Crystal Palace||W||1-0||Premier League|
|28 Nov 2020||Manchester City v Burnley||L||5-0||Premier League|
|5 Dec 2020||Burnley v Everton||D||1-1||Premier League|
The last ten from Arsenal stretches over the same period as the last four from Burnley – we are simply playing many more matches than they are.
The Football League Trophy is a competition for Arsenal’s under 21s, playing against the first team of League One and League Two clubs. However with the top players from the youngsters being promoted into the under 23s and indeed the Europa League team, it is very much a reserve set of under 21s who often take the field in this competition.
We have four wins in the last ten – but all four came in the Europa League. There were four defeats and two draws. Arsenal’s last win in the Premier League was away at Manchester United back on 1 November.
Burnley’s last win, indeed their only win in the League this season was more recent than this however being on 23 November against Palace.
|5 Nov 2020||Arsenal v Molde||W||4-1||Europa League|
|8 Nov 2020||Arsenal v Aston Villa||L||0-3||Premier League|
|10 Nov 2020||Gillingham v Arsenal||D||1-1||Football League Trophy|
|22 Nov 2020||Leeds United v Arsenal||D||0-0||Premier League|
|26 Nov 2020||Molde v Arsenal||W||0-3||Europa League|
|29 Nov 2020||Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers||L||1-2||Premier League|
|3 Dec 2020||Arsenal v Rapid Wien||W||4-1||Europa League|
|6 Dec 2020||Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal||L||2-0||Premier League|
|8 Dec 2020||AFC Wimbledon v Arsenal||L||3-0||Football League Trophy|
|10 Dec 2020||Dundalk v Arsenal||W||2-4||Europa League|
There have been 109 games between the two clubs dating back to 1896 when Woolwich Arsenal lost away to Burnley 6-1 om the FA Cup. In fact it took six games for Arsenal to get their first win against Burnley, a 3-1 victory at the Manor Ground on 6 April 1901 in Division Two. It was the start of a run of six games without defeat for Arsenal.
The highest number of goals scored by either side in this fixture is seven, and that by Arsenal on 20 February 1937 in a 1-7 away win in the FA Cup. We also scored six against them twice in the 1920s.
Although Burnley have beaten Arsenal 33 times they haven’t beaten us since 1974, 0-1 in a League Division One match at Highbury. Since then they have only beaten us once, and that on 6 January 2008 away in an FA Cup game.
In the last 14 games in the FA Cup and Premier League there have been 12 Arsenal wins and two draws. Here is the run…
|8 Mar 2009||Arsenal v Burnley||W||3-0||FA Cup|
|16 Dec 2009||Burnley v Arsenal||D||1-1||Premier League|
|6 Mar 2010||Arsenal v Burnley||W||3-1||Premier League|
|1 Nov 2014||Arsenal v Burnley||W||3-0||Premier League|
|11 Apr 2015||Burnley v Arsenal||W||0-1||Premier League|
|30 Jan 2016||Arsenal v Burnley||W||2-1||FA Cup|
|2 Oct 2016||Burnley v Arsenal||W||0-1||Premier League|
|22 Jan 2017||Arsenal v Burnley||W||2-1||Premier League|
|26 Nov 2017||Burnley v Arsenal||W||0-1||Premier League|
|6 May 2018||Arsenal v Burnley||W||5-0||Premier League|
|22 Dec 2018||Arsenal v Burnley||W||3-1||Premier League|
|12 May 2019||Burnley v Arsenal||W||1-3||Premier League|
|17 Aug 2019||Arsenal v Burnley||W||2-1||Premier League|
|2 Feb 2020||Burnley v Arsenal||D||0-0||Premier League|
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