Burnley visit Arsenal this evening. Will our run against them continue?

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.

Date Game Res Score Competition
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.

Date Game Res Score Competition
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…

Date Match Result Score Competition
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

The teams will follow shortly.

2 Replies to “Burnley visit Arsenal this evening. Will our run against them continue?”

  1. The above stats that showed Arsenal have not lost a game to Burnley in 14 games in all competitions could make today’s Premier League match encounter between Arsenal and Burnley at the Ems a dicy one to predict the final outcome of the match where the pendulum will swing to. For, Wolves who have a poor record against Arsenal in the PL at the Ems beat the Gunners last two weeks ago

    Arsenal who have not won enough matches in the PL so far this season after playing 11 matches saved the 3 that they’ve won has left us Gooners seething.

    Therefore, it is needless to tell the Gunners who Mike Arteta their manager will select to play against Burnley today to win the match to save Arsenal and themselves from falling into further unwanted and uncalled for embarrassment after the match has been played. For, I believe the Gunners have already known how dare the situation has become for Arsenal. But they should deal squarely with this ugly situation and put a final full stop to the ugliness that has reared it’s head against Arsenal.

  2. When I read the Arsenal line-ups this season, I simply cannot understand some of the results.
    And when I recall the way in which we played against Man City and Liverpool, I am more than ever dismayed at where we stand now in the EPL.
    The names are there, the quality is there, yet the performance is clearly lacking.
    I suppose that Arteta will be blamed and will leave.
    Something must be done pretty quickly in order to restore some form of success, although for the life of me I don’t know what.
    PS Who would be a football manager in this peculiar season?

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