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Burnley travel to Arsenal tomorrow with the Clarets looking to get the better of Unai Emery’s side in what is the manager’s third game against the Clarets.

He followed on from Arsène Wenger last season, getting a double against us with two 3-1 wins and will be hoping to make it three out of three.

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Speaking ahead of the game, the Spaniard said. “It’s going to be difficult for us this year, starting at home against Burnley. It’s going to be a very physical match and we need that adaptation physically to be strong.

“They are very strong in the duels, they are very strong in their structure, with two striker. They are going to demand a lot of us defensively, with their long balls especially. They’re in a very good moment. They won 3-0 and had an amazing pre-season. They are a strong team with a clear structure. Last year against us they played 3-5-2 and changed, I think they will play 4-4-2.

“They are a team with a good coach, experienced here in England, and in the Premier League. They are playing in a good way. Saturday, we need all the best for us, individually and collectively.”

Sean Dyche is aware it is going to be tough at the home of one of the top six. “They are a top side, but we’ve shown before we can take points off the top sides,” he said. “We’ve had decent performances against Arsenal and probably a couple of harsh decisions have gone against us. You need the rub of the green and might need a decision. It might be a bit more measured  with VAR and you certainly won’t have had the decisions we have had go against us, but when it comes down to it you have to perform.

“We have to look to build on last week, and it’s always about performances with me, if you keep putting performances in, they will pay you back. The players have come back clear minded and with a more powerful edge to their fitness. It’s early yet, but it’s nice to at least see that work get you off to a good start.”

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