By Nick Teale
 
Burnley started life in the Premier League on a high in August. They won their first four home games, including victories over Manchester United and Everton.
 
However, they have only managed one Premier League victory since October and have amassed just a single point away from home all season.
 
But the Clarets' early-season form means they are just one point adrift of Premier League safety and, as Burnley Express reporter Chris Boden explains, a win at Emirates Stadium on Saturday could kick-start their fight for survival.

FOCUS - IMPRESSIONS OF ARSENAL

IMPRESSIONS OF ARSENAL
"I think [beating Arsenal] would be beyond everyone's wildest dreams but stranger things have happened. If you look at the draw at Turf Moor in December I thought that once Cesc Fabregas had gone off Burnley were as good as Arsenal and could have won the game in the second half. But it's a different kettle of fish away from home."

FOCUS - THE MAN IN CHARGE

THE MAN IN CHARGE
"Brain Laws had a bit of a baptism of fire [since replacing Owen Coyle in January]. Five of his first seven Burnley games were at home, including a trip to Old Trafford. There have been positive signs, notably the first hour or so at Manchester United but the one thing that killed any positivity was the defeat last weekend to Portsmouth."

FOCUS - BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL

BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL
"They have only won one of their last 16 League games. In similar fashion to Hull City last season, they had a great start but have tailed off since the autumn. It may well be that less than 35 points will keep Burnley up this season but they are just trying to grab as many points as they can at the minute."

FOCUS - MAN OF THE MOMENT

BURNLEY'S KEY MEN
"Steven Fletcher is leading by example in terms of his goalscoring and for a vocal character you need Graham Alexander in there and he has missed the last five games. He's an organiser who plays just in front of the back four, orchestrating the midfield. I would imagine he will return at Emirates Stadium. He is fit and raring to go after playing in the reserves for just over an hour on Monday. I spoke to the manager this morning about how key Alexander is and reading between the lines I think he'll start."

FOCUS - THE STORY SO FAR

THE STORY SO FAR
"They are going to have to pick up points away from home at some stage; one point away from home is catastrophic so if they want to pull away from trouble they need to start getting points away from home. But Stoke, Wolves and Blackburn follow the Arsenal game. They are tough games but they present opportunities to pick up points. Even the home games against Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham offer opportunities as well."

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