Sean Dyche believes Arsenal have adopted a slightly more defensive style as he prepares to take his Burnley side to the Emirates Stadium - but is well aware of the attacking threat the Gunners pose.

Both teams opened the Premier League campaign with victories but the home side will be favourites this weekend given the enviable recent record against the Clarets.

Burnley have lost their last nine meetings with the Gunners and have shipped 11 goals in the past three match-ups.

In the three games prior to that Sean Dyche's side fell to three contentious last minute winners and the Clarets chief will be hoping for a change in fortune this weekend.

And the Turf Moor chief also feels as though there has been a change in approach at Arsenal as they begin Unai Emery's second season in charge.

   

"They are a good side who have spent a lot of money and there will be a different expectation maybe of the manager and what he is hoping to produce there.

"They have some talent and they can open up the game when they need to.

"It looks like early season and pre season they have slightly more defensive in their shape but I am not going to say they can't attack because they definitely can.

"They do have a way of opening teams up, we have come across it many times before in the Premier League and they are one of the sides that are strong at doing that.

"Our job is not to allow that to happen and be effective in our own right and that is what we will look to do."

James Tarkowski of Burnley fouls Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal which led to a penalty during the Premier League match in November 2017

Under Dyche, Burnley have achieved notable results against all the top six sides, Arsenal apart, in recent campaigns.

The Clarets chief hopes VAR will ensure that Saturday's game is not decided by a contentious decision but knows that is side's hope of a result depends on their own performane.

"I am not going to start harping on about some of the decisions that have gone against us but that has certainly played its part," said Dyche when asked about the poor run against the Gunners.

"It didn't last season but it did before that. I have always said you need to be on top of your performance against the top sides.

"They might be having a quiet day, you might get the rub of the green, you might need a decision. They (the decisions) might be a bit more measured now with VAR and you certainly wouldn't have the decisions go against us (that have in the past).

"But when it comes down it you have to perform. The top sides are there for a reason, they have good individuals and they are good as a unit and if you don't perform you very rarely get anything against anyone in the Premier League."