Burnley boss Sean Dyche admits that the Clarets will need to make some late decisions over the fitness of some key men before they take on Arsenal this weekend.
The Gunners are the visitors to Turf Moor in the Premier League on Saturday, with Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side looking to try and boost their chances of qualifying for European football next season via their league position.
Arsenal currently sit 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.
In contrast, Burnley currently sit 15th in the Premier League with 29 points from 27 games after a 1-1 draw with Leicester City at Turf Moor last night.
But the Clarets have a few injury concerns ahead of the game against the Gunners, with Dyche admitting that he and his staff will need to monitor a few players prior to the fixture.
“We are keeping an eye on Corky [Jack Cork] who had a tight hamstring and did well to get through the game [against Leicester],” he said at his pre-match press conference.
“Johann [Berg Gudmondsson] has trained well in the last couple of days, as has Robbie Brady so we will make a call on them.
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“The next challenge is being clear of injury but [having] true Premier League fitness.”
Gudmondsson [thigh] and Brady [ankle] were not involved in the matchday squad for the game against Leicester, but Cork played the full 90 minutes at Turf Moor.
Meanwhile, striker Ashley Barnes is currently ruled out with a thigh injury, with no return date as yet for him.