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“A bit of a surprise”: Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Arsenal vs Burnley

Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Arsenal v Burnley

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Mark Lawrenson has given his prediction for the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley.

The Gunners are currently sitting in 6th place in the league table with 35 points. Meanwhile, The Clarets are 20th in the relegation zone.

Mikel Arteta’s side are doing quite well in the competition lately, however, Lawrenson still believes that the two teams will share points at the Emirates Stadium.

“Burnley are going to be playing three times a week soon to get all their games played after having so many matches postponed, and with such a small squad that is going to cause them problems down the line,” the pundit said on BBC Sport.

“For now, though, that is not a factor. I know losing Chris Wood to Newcastle was a blow for the Clarets, but I think they might have a point to prove here that they can cope without him.

“So I am going for a bit of a surprise result here. Thursday’s Carabao Cup semi-final with Liverpool is Arsenal’s biggest game of the week and, if they take their eye off the ball on Sunday, the Clarets could nick something.

“I am going to go for a draw because, let’s face it, Burnley are one of the Premier League’s draw experts anyway.”

Lawrenson’s prediction: Arsenal 1 – 1 Burnley  

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