Burnley boss Sean Dyche has explained what it is that he likes about Arsenal ahead of facing the Gunners at Turf Moor this weekend.
The Gunners are the visitors to Turf Moor in the Premier League on Saturday, with Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side looking to boost their chances of qualifying for European football next season.
But Arsenal face a tough task to try and make up the points difference, with the Gunners currently tenth in the table with 37 points, eight behind fourth-placed West Ham United and six behind champions Liverpool in sixth, although the Reds are in action tonight against Chelsea at Anfield.
Burnley, meanwhile, currently sit 15th in the Premier League with 29 points after a 1-1 draw with Leicester City at Turf Moor last night.
The two sides last met in north London back in December when Arsenal were struggling for form, with a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang own goal giving Burnley their first win the Premier League against the Gunners.
Since then, Mikel Arteta and his Arsenal side have turned things around, with the Gunners now in the top half of the table.
And Dyche has said he is pleased to see that things are working out for Arteta after a difficult spell, adding that he feels Arsenal are a “top side.”
“Personally, I like that a club as big and powerful as Arsenal have given Mikel Arteta the chance and time,” he said.
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“[There have been] some ups and downs, but they’re a very good outfit and a top side.”
Arteta took charge of Arsenal in December 2019, succeeding Unai Emery in the hotseat at the Emirates Stadium.
Since then, he has guided the Gunners to FA Cup success last season and eighth in the Premier League last season, while the Gunners also lifted the Community Shield in August after beating league champions Liverpool on penalties at Wembley.