Arsenal v Burnley

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Arsenal are in need of a positive result as they prepare to take on Burnley in the FA Cup fourth round at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

The Gunners have now gone three games without a win, with last weekend's 1-0 loss to Chelsea preceded by successive draws with Liverpool and Stoke.

Those dropped points have seen Arsene Wenger's side slip off the pace in the Premier League title race, but they will see this match as chance to rediscover their best form in the competition they won so convincingly last season.

The Clarets' league position mirrors that of their opponents, albeit one tier down in the Championship, where they sit third in the standings.

The Lancashire club have won their last three league games since beating Middlesbrough in the previous round of this competition. That trio of victories including successes over MK Dons, Brentford, and Derby, with 12 goals scored and just two conceded, putting them in good form for their trip to London.

Arsenal's injury problems have abated in recent weeks; Wenger confirmed that Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez are available and Francis Coquelin "is in contention", but midfielders Santi Cazorla (knee) and Jack Wilshere (calf/shin) are still at least a month away from making their returns to the pitch.

Wenger also confirmed that David Ospina will start in goal and new signing Mohamed Elneny could feature, but Per Mertesacker is suspended.

For Burnley, Dean Marney (calf) is rated as doubtful, while Matt Gilks (elbow) is ruled out. Ashley Barnes and Lukas Jutkiewicz (cruciate ligament) will also miss out.

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