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Arfield: The Mood Is Positive

31 October 2014

Scott Arfield insists the mood in the Clarets camp has not altered, despite results not going their way at the start of the Premier League season.

Dyche’s side are still seeking an elusive victory as they prepare to travel to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal.

And while many outsiders will anticipate that this weekend will only serve to prolong the wait, Arfield believes there is no reason why it can’t come against Wenger’s men, despite being acutely aware of the test.

“It’s a win we’re desperate to get but we were under no illusions as to how hard this season was going to be.

“Every game is going to be tough home and away. We’ve given a good account of ourselves over the duration of the games and we’ll look to take that forward.

“I think when you go there you need to stick to a game plan because we know how good they are and the quality they possess.

“But if we go there and stay compact and stay in the game then you never know what can happen.

“The spirit is the same as it was last year when we were winning loads of games, it’s not changed at all.

“We are all aware of the situation we’re in at the moment and how hard it is going to be.

“It could be a bit mentally tougher but there is a realism about the toughness of the test and when we go home on a Saturday, we can all look ourselves in the mirror and say we tried our best.”

Danny Ings notched his first Premier League goal against Everton, and while the strikers are continuing to grow into the division, Arfield believes it is important that Burnley become more clinical in all areas.

The wideman added: “You get fewer chances to do what you do in the Championship and when you get them, you need to put them away.

“I think we’ve been a bit naïve at times when we’ve been through and maybe we should score and that sometimes makes it a different game.

“But we’re all staying positive and we know it will come.”

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