Arsenal v Burnley FA Cup team news and stats

Date published: Friday 29th January 2016 1:19

Olivier Giroud: Impressive FA Cup goals tally

Olivier Giroud: Impressive FA Cup goals tally

Burnley will have to overcome a formidable Arsenal home record in the FA Cup, as well as an impressive Olivier Giroud goals stat if they’re to dump the holders out at the Emirates on Saturday.

Team news

Mohamed Elneny: Set to face Burnley

Midfielder Mohamed Elneny is expected to make his debut for Arsenal.

Francis Coquelin and Tomas Rosicky (both knee) are also in line to return for Arsene Wenger’s side, while goalkeeper David Ospina will replace Petr Cech.

Danny Welbeck is back in full training, but will not feature, while Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla remain sidelined. Per Mertesacker is suspended.

Burnley’s new signing Paul Robinson is expected to be included in Sean Dyche’s squad.

The former England goalkeeper arrived this week on a short-term contract to cover for Tom Heaton as Matt Gilks is sidelined with an elbow injury.

Midfielder Dean Marney, a late substitute in Monday’s 4-1 home win against Derby, is doubtful due to a calf problem but Dyche will otherwise select from an unchanged squad.

Strikers Lukas Jutkiewicz, sidelined since September, and Ashley Barnes both remain sidelined with long-term knee injuries.

Opta stats

Arsenal have won their last five FA Cup ties against Burnley, scoring 16 and conceding just once. The one goal Burnley did score was in their biggest FA Cup loss since 1896 (Burnley 1-7 Arsenal, 20/02/1937).

The Gunners have lost just one of their 40 FA Cup games against lower league opposition under Arsene Wenger’s management (W31 D8).

Burnley have progressed past the fourth round on five of the last six occasions, though they’ve not reached the fifth round since 2011.

Arsenal have won 32 of their last 39 home FA Cup ties at home (D6 L1).

Olivier Giroud has scored nine goals in his last 13 FA Cup appearances for Arsenal.

Burnley have won their last three away games in all competitions, scoring 10 goals and conceding just two.

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