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Dyche Previews Arsenal Clash

10 April 2015

Sean Dyche is confident that the clarity his side have found on the big occasions this season will stand them in good stead against Arsenal.

Four points out of a possible six in the last two home games against Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur respectively have reinforced belief.

And as the Clarets prepare for the visit of an in-form Arsenal, Dyche says he is happy with the way his side are operating.

He said: “We’ve found clarity before in very big games and on big occasions. We’ve got seven big occasions coming but we can only take them one at a time and the next one is Arsenal.

“I’m confident in what we do, I don’t view all the others as it is not relevant to me. I’m, absolutely confident, wholeheartedly, that we can achieve our goals this season.

“There is still more to come but we’ve adapted to the challenge well and grown as the season has gone on.

“It does go back to performance levels and delivering performances no matter what that situation is.”

Arsenal arrive at Turf Moor having registered an impressive victory over Liverpool at the Emirates last weekend and Arsene Wenger’s side will be hoping to maintain a run of form that has seen them win 10 of their last 11 league fixtures.

The Clarets will be looking to halt that run in front of a capacity Turf Moor crowd, and asked how he would go about stopping the Gunners, Dyche said:

“I think it’s like all the games, you’ve got to believe in what you do and the way you work and the players have got to show that when the whistle blows.

“I think we’ve done pretty well with that over the course of the season and our points tally against the superpowers and the more powerful teams has been reasonable for a club coming into this division.

“Obviously we understand the opposition the best we can and how they play and some of the work they try and do but we counter that with how we work.

“Certainly against Tottenham we made it very difficult for them and had chances to win the game and edged the game against Manchester City.

“I’m happy with the way the side is operating at the moment but it is a big challenge of course.

“They don’t win those games by luck, because you can’t win that many by luck and they’re a very good side.”

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