Premier League giants Arsenal are expected to have a relatively comfortable encounter against Championship side Burnley on Saturday in the fourth round of FA Cup 2015-16, but it remains to be seen if last weekend's bitter loss against rivals Chelsea in the English league have any bearing on the Gunners' performance on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger's side host Burnley at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, with nothing but progressing to the next round in sight. Arsenal are also the defending FA Cup champions, and they have won the coveted English football trophy in the last two seasons. Winning it for the third-straight time will definitely be one of the aims for Wenger now.
Arsenal defeated Premier League side Sunderland 3-1 in the previous round, while Burnley, who played in the English top flight only last season, come into the match at the back of a 2-1 win against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup third round earlier this month.
"We have to be humble enough to think it's not because we turn up at the Emirates and play against Burnley that we will win the game," Wenger was quoted by the BBC ahead of the game. "We have to earn the right to go through this round and qualify. If you don't do that, we'll have a bad surprise."
The Lancashire side recorded a stunning 4-1 win against Derby County in their Championship match just days ago, and the confidence generated from that victory can turn out to be the key to success for Burnley on Saturday.
The Clarets won the FA Cup way back in 1914, and emulating the feat after more than 100 years may not be termed impossible. "It's a particularly good tie for our fans," Burnley coach Sean Dyche said ahead of the game.
"We went down there [Emirates] last year, it's a tough place to go as everyone knows and it's a fantastic stadium. We go there not only looking to deliver a performance but you need that little twist of fate in the cup."
Tomas Rosicky, Francis Coquelin and Danny Welbeck could all be set for a return on 30 January in a very positive news for the Arsenal fans. For Burnley meanwhile, new acquisition Paul Robinson, a former England national team goalkeeper, is set to make his appearance for the Championship side on Saturday.
Arsenal have won 32 times in their previous 39 FA Cup home games.
Where to watch live
Arsenal vs Burnley is scheduled to kick off at 3 pm GMT (8:30 pm IST, 10 am EST) on Saturday, 30 January.
In India, there will be no broadcast of the game, but the match can be streamed on Arsenal Player.
The live scores of the game are also available on FlashScore.