Arsène Wenger says his team will not underestimate Burnley at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Sean Dyche’s side have scored 12 goals in their last three games and go into the weekend’s FA Cup fourth-round match unbeaten in their last six matches.
The Arsenal manager watched Burnley beat Derby County on Monday night and was impressed with what he saw.
We have learnt something this season, we went to Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup and got quite a severe defeat
“I saw them on Monday night beat Derby 4-1 and I realised when I watched them that all their players played in the Premier League, we played against most of them,” he said.
“They have Gray up front who is very efficient, they have other players like Barton, Arfield, Boyd - they have all played in the Premier League.
“They have Vokes up front with Gray, they have good players. We know that we have learnt in the Premier League that the teams who have come up from the Championship, it is not like 10 years ago - they compete at the right level.
“We have learnt something this season, we went to Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup and got quite a severe defeat. We have to show we have learnt from that.
“We have to be humble enough to accept that and to think it’s not because we turn up at the Emirates and play against Burnley that we will win the game.
“We have to earn the right to go through this round and qualify. If you don’t do that, we’ll have a bad surprise.”Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source