Michael Owen looks ahead to Arsenal’s clash with Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday
Michael Owen is tipping Arsenal to claim a home victory over Burnley in their Premier League clash at The Emirates on Saturday lunchtime.
The Gunners head into the game looking to make it two wins from two in the top flight as they aim to continue their push for a top-four finish this season.
Arsenal were 1-0 winners at Newcastle United last weekend in their opening game of the season as they got their season off to a solid start thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal.
The north London side strengthened significantly in the summer transfer window, bringing in Nicolas Pepe, Gabriel Martinelli, Kieran Tierney, David Luiz, William Saliba and Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid.
Arsenal fans will be hoping to see Pepe make his first start for the Gunners since his move from Lille late in the summer transfer window.
And former Liverpool FC star Owen is tipping the Gunners to claim the three points in front of their home fans this weekend.
Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: “Arsenal won and kept a clean sheet on the opening day of the season for the first time since the 2008-09 season when they scored the only goal of the game at St James’ Park on Sunday.
“Unai Emery decided to keep his summer signings on the bench against the Magpies, but I would expect record-signing Nicolas Pepe to start against a Burnley side who ran out comfortable winners against Southampton at Turf Moor at the weekend.
“This will be another tough test for the Gunners but one I expect them to pass.”
Arsenal are aiming to try and break back into the top four this season after they finished fifth and without a trophy last term.
The north London side have not won the title since 2004.