'What they have done is unbelievable'


'What they have done is unbelievable'

Arsene Wenger knows all about Burnley’s quality and character.

For 90 minutes of our clash against the Clarets in October, the Premier League newcomers looked destined to hold us to a draw.

Laurent Koscielny may have bundled in a last-gasp winner, but the Arsenal manager has seen enough of Sunday’s opponents to know how tough they will be - even if their away form is very different to how they perform at Turf Moor.

"Everybody questions that every week and then they play at home and they basically beat everybody there," Wenger said. "It’s what they’ve repeated for 20 games, it’s not a coincidence and every time you see them play at home against a big team you think 'this time they might not do it' and they do it [almost] every time. That is just down to quality.

"There is a special atmosphere [at Turf Moor], they certainly have the needed confidence - they are very efficient at home. They know very well what to do at home, they defend very well and they do not concede goals.

"They are a top-10 team in the first part of the league, so what they have done is absolutely unbelievable so we have to make sure they do not find a solution away from home on Sunday because it is a big game for us and we have to prepare well. Even away from home recently they were a bit unlucky in some games."


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