The Clarets will check on Chris Wood ahead of the trip to Arsenal after the forward was forced off with a gashed foot in the goalless draw with Brighton & Hove Albion. Sam Vokes provides a like-for-like replacement up front in the 4-4-2 formation favoured by Sean Dyche of late, with the other option should Wood miss out being to use Jeff Hendrick in a central support role in a 4-4-1-1. Ben Mee is still struggling to overcome a shin injury, so Kevin Long could retain his start in central defence. Nick Pope may again be favoured in goal ahead of Tom Heaton. Scott Arfield, Steven Defour, Jon Walters and Robbie Brady remain sidelined.
Lowton – Tarkowski – Long – Ward
Lennon – Westwood – Cork – Gudmundson
Wood – Barnes