Arsenal has the chance to go second in the table as the host Burnley at the Emirates live at 9:15 a.m ET on NBCSN or live online at NBCSports.com. Hector Bellerin, Francis Coquelin, and Kieran Gibbs have all returned from injury for the Gunners, and all feature on the bench as Arsene Wenger has the chance to leap both Liverpool and Tottenham with all three points. Theo Walcott, however, is still out with a calf injury, allowing Wenger to leave his side unchanged from the 4-0 win over Swansea City. Olivier Giroud starts up front for the Gunners with a goal in each of his last four games, while Alexis Sanchez is also in fantastic form, with six goals in his last eight games. Sanchez starts again
Gerard Deulofeu has arrived in Italy to finalise a transfer to AC Milan from Everton. The 22-year-old winger touched down at Malpensa airport on Sunday, where he was met by Rossoneri director Rocco Maiorino. Milan posted a tweet on Friday welcoming the arrival of Deulofeu, but it was later deleted and no confirmation over the transfer followed.
The 40-game unbeaten run seems like a distant memory. Real Madrid had lost two straight matches before a 2-1 La Liga win over Malaga on Saturday, but despite the three points, they still did lose in a way. Los Blancos lost both Marcelo and Luka Modric to injury in the match, and both could potentially miss up to a month of time. Modric has been in and out of the squad this season due to injuries, and during his other lengthy spell on the sidelines, he was replaced adequately by 22-year-old Mateo Kovacic, and he was the man to replace Modric against Malaga with 12 minutes remaining. Reports say the Croatian suffered an adductor injury which can be quite painful and could keep him off the field