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Luton vs Arsenal – Premier League: Live score, team news and updates as Gunners look to go five points clear at the top plus Wolves vs Burnley updates

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Follow Mail Sport’s live blog for the latest score, team news and updates as Luton Town host Arsenal in the Premier League plus updates from Wolves vs Burnley

‘It’s too soon to be talking about the title’

Arsenal sporting director, Edu, has been speaking on Amazon about Arsenal’s title chances.

Well, he was asked about them at least.

‘I think we’re doing very well,’ he said. ‘I see the players with a lot of confidence, I see Mikel in the right place, I see our squad in a very good way and I see the balance in the squad too.

‘I think it’s quite soon to be talking about those things because so many things can happen between now and the end of the season. The most important thing is to be how we are at the moment. Concentrate on performances, and see how we’re going to finish.’

Another Arsenal legend is on punditry, too…

Soccer Football - Premier League - Luton Town v Arsenal - Kenilworth Road, Luton, Britain - December 5, 2023 Arsenal technical director Edu before the match Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR 'LIVE' SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Luton Town v Arsenal - Kenilworth Road, Luton, Britain - December 5, 2023 Television presenter and former player Thierry Henry with Arsenal technical director Edu before the match Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR 'LIVE' SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS.

Arsenal team to face Luton

The Arsenal team is pretty much as you’d expect, bar maybe Kiwior getting the nod over Zinchenko at left back. Maybe we can expect White to invert.

Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior, Rice, Odegaard, Havertz, Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.

Subs: Ramsdale, Soares, Walters, Zinchenko, Jorginho, Elneny, Nketiah, Nelson, Trossard.

Luton team to face Arsenal

Team news is in then for the game at Kenilworth Road, and the main news from the home team’s line-up is that captain Tom Lockyer has NOT made the game.

And top scorer Carlton Morris is on the bench!

Kaminski, Kabore, Mengi, Osho, Bell, Doughty, Mpanzu, Barkely, Townsend, Adebayo, Brown.

Subs: Krul, Ogbene, Berry, Morris, Chong, Clark, Giles, Johnson, Nelson.

Burnley make their mark

Burnley will feel as if they have finally arrived in the Premier League this season with their 5-0 dismantiling of Sheffiled United.

Vincent Kompany’s side were predicted by many to be the dark horses this season, but that hadn’t materialised until the weekend. Getting the monkey off their back regarding their home form will be a big psychological barrier lifted, and they may feel that their season starts now.

We’ll see what they’ve got against Wolves tonight.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Burnley's manager Vincent Kompany looks on during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley FC at Molineux on December 05, 2023 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Andrew Kearns - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Wolves aiming to bounce back

Here’s some footage of Wolves arriving, too.

Gary O’Neil’s side are looking to get back to winning ways agaisnt Burnley, with kick off scheduled for roughtly half an hour’s time.

Having lost to Arsenal at the weekend, Wolves could leapfrog Crystal Palace into 12th at least temporarily as they look to keep moving forwards after a tough start to the season.

Arsenal arrive

Luton fans will have got and will get this a lot this season but rocking up to Kenilworth Road is probably a culture shock for Arsenal.

A small, tight ground, and the fans will make their ways through back gardens to ge to the away end – yes, really.

Rob Edwards’s side haven’t been great on the road this season but at home they know they can give anyone a game by making proceesings, let’s say interesting.

Do Arsenal need a striker?

Arsenal may be top of the league but they’re playing very differently to last season.

Rather than being completely free-flowing in attack, they have shored things up at the back. They have the best defensive numbers of any team, conceding just 11 goals in 14 games, but have scored 29 goals so far, bettered by four teams.

Their top scorers are Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah with five each, and the notable gap in their team appears to be up front.

But one wonders if they need a striker. My colleague Sam Brookes has crunched some of the numbers and given one view on if they need to bring in a new No 9 to maintain a solid title charge this season.

Arsenal looking to go five clear

Anyhoo. Arsenal, playing on the first day of the gameweek and before any of their positional rivals, could go five points clear at the top of the league tonight – five!

A win would see them extend their lead over Liverpool and Manchester City before they face Sheffield United and Aston Villa respectively later on in the week.

One wonders if they can keep up their challenge in the title race this season. You’d expect a good win tonight, but Luton have made it difficult for teams as Kenilworth Road this season, Liverpool included.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on December 02, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Burnley team to face Wolves

For Burnley, Jordan Beyer (FPL legend – if you know, you know) is suspended, with Sander Berge and Josh Brownhill continue their ever-improving partnership.

Trafford, Vitinho, O’Shea, Ekdal, Taylor, Bruun Larsen, Berge, Brownhill, Koleosho, Rodriguez, Amdouni.

Subs: Muric, Delcroix, Al Dakhil, Redmond, Gundmundsson, Ramsey, Odobert, Tredor, Zaroury.

Wolves team to face Burnley

Team news is in for the first game of the night, and we will start with hosts Wolves, who welcome the returns of Joao Gomes and Mario Lemina but are without Jose Sa.

Bentley, Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Toti, H. Bueno, Gomes, Lemina, Sarabia, Hwang, Cunha.

Subs: King, Doherty, S. Bueno, Traore, Silva, Kalajdzic, Doyle, Bellegarde, Chirewa.

Hello!

Good evening one and all and welcome to Mail Sport’s coverage of this evening’s Premier League fixtures.

We have two matches tonight, Wolves versus Burnley at 7:30 and Luton versus Arsenal at 8:15. Who doesn’t love a weekend round of games?

We’ll be focusing on the game at Kenilworth Road tonight but with the first game kicking off 45 minutes prior we’ll bring you updates from that one too.

Strap in all!

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: (L) Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring the 1st Arsenal goal with (R) Martin Odegaardduring the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on December 02, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
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