Burnley vs Arsenal: Pre-Match

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The Gunners travel to Burnley today, which is somewhere in Lancashire a little way further north from Manchester…. a fucking long way from the Home of Football.

On team news Coquelin has apparently recovered from his knee injury quicker than expected and is being assessed. Giroud, BFG, Ramsey, Welbeck and Jenks are still side lined.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see the same team that played against Basle in mid week. After todays game it’s an International break so why not! Wenger celebrated his 20 years at the club yesterday, 1st October and is getting lots of plaudits from around the country, Sean Dyche, the Burnley manager has a lot of respect for our manager and stated that he thinks he is one of the best. Expect Burnley to use strong arm tactics and park the bus.

Burnley is a town of weavers, the industrial revolution helped it to become the Cotton Mill capital of Britain. The football club was founded in 1882 and they have played at the Turf Moor ground since 1883. Apart from Lancashire hotpot, the area is renowned for culinary delights such as; Malkin Pie…. eaten by witches at the Good Friday Great feast at the Malkin  Tower. Lancashire Fish Pie and Lancashire Butter Pie…. they like their Pie in Burnley.

Not much else to say about Burnley apart from I hope we give them a thrashing. Results yesterday didn’t go in our favour and Liverpools win at Swansea pushed us down a place to 5th, Spuds and Man City play before us this afternoon so most of us will be hoping for a draw at White Shite Lane, so if we get a good win we will move to second place above Liverpool on goal difference and closing the gap on City.

I’m going with another 3-0 win for the good guys. Sanchez and Walcott getting on the scoresheet once again and perhaps another cracker from Xhaka……

COYG’s

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13 thoughts on “Burnley vs Arsenal: Pre-Match

  1. Morning guys
    I’m expecting a win today, anything less and its Wenger out ha ha.
    No point beating around the bush, they are a team we should be beating comfortably, whatever tactics they use. All too often we have come unstuck with their equals, and for any title aspirations, it should be a formality. That probably wont be like it plays out, but we have a good team and should be full of confidence, but shouldn’t be thinking we only need to turn up to get the points.
    2-0 to the good guys.

  2. The calm before the storm, the family due to arrive in the next twenty minutes, all preparations done, just time for a glass of Cotes du Rhone before all hell breaks lose.

  3. This has got all the hallmarks of a goalless draw.

    Totally lacking in cohesion and urgency. Ozil looks as if he couldn’t give a stuff and Iwobi is woeful.

  4. Whilst you would expect Iwobi to make mistakes all his good work is undone by poor passing, but he is not not alone, it looks like a laboured performance. Cech’s distribution isn’t great either.

  5. Evening all, I thought we may revert back to the tippy tappy style we have played in the past, Only this seemed more boring, The runners were static, the passing went back to threading it through a needle and giving away possession had to come. Burnley were made to look better than they were, but we just had an off day.

    The goal in the last seconds, was the only thing to talk about after the match an ugly goal from a header flicked on by none other than Theo and a coming together of a dozy Ox and a handsey Kosi, Dont really care how it went in, or who scored it, the important bit was the 3 points and they went to us.

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