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Jones: We're Gunning For Arsenal

10 April 2015

David Jones believes the Clarets have an ingrained mentality that throws all the pressure on to their relegation rivals.


Burnley host Arsenal tomorrow looking to build on successive Turf Moor clean sheets against Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.


It’s also the eighth successive game against a top eight team in a tough spell that has seen Sean Dyche’s battlers pick up five valuable points.




And midfielder Jones believes the Clarets have the belief and temperament to deal with seven huge upcoming fixtures.


He said: “We are fighting for our survival, so they are all massive games.


“But the manager has built the mentality of this club to be in the right place when we hit difficult positions in seasons like this.


“I feel we are more than equipped to deal with the pressure. Sometimes, playing a team you are not expected to get anything against gives you that freedom.


“The manager has been trying to get us to play that way all season and as it’s gone on, that’s shown in our play more.


“Obviously we’ve had some decent results against some good clubs and confidence is high.


“But we want to play against these teams and I can just tell, with the mood in the squad this week, that we’re looking for a repeat performance from last week, and hopefully a better result.”




The Gunners arrive at Turf Moor having won their last seven Premier League games and on a run of 10 wins in 11.


That has propelled Arsene Wenger’s to within seven points of leaders Chelsea and with an outside chance of landing their first title since 2004.




Jones added: “Stopping them is a difficult job, but what we’ve been successful at this season is working hard as a team and being difficult to play against, especially at home.


“We feel that if we play our high-energy game it will be difficult for anybody.


“As the season has gone on, belief has filtered through the whole squad and that’s grown.


“Maybe earlier in the season, with a team like Arsenal coming, we may be on the back foot, but this time we are full of confidence and looking forward to the challenge of these seven games, starting on Saturday.”




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