Arsenal team news: Expected XI vs Burnley as Mikel Arteta could be set for midfield boost

He was deemed fit enough to come off the bench last weekend and has been in and out of training this week.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles looked sharp in Partey’s absence against Norwich but, following his outburst earlier this summer, Arteta is likely to drop him to the bench as soon as he can.

Martin Odegaard will play the role of chief creator just behind the front three, while Albert Sambi Lokonga will start in the absence of the suspended Granit Xhaka.

Forwards – Pepe, Aubameyang, Saka

Nicolas Pepe looked lively against Norwich and provided a fortunate assist for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s winning goal after hitting the post on two occasions.