Arsenal are in the midst of a battle for the top four as they seek to secure a return to the Champions League for next season.
Next up for Unai Emery’s side is a showdown with Watford on Monday night, which comes after their rivals Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham have all played.
Arsenal will be sixth going into the clash against the Hornets and might have to dig deep against their 10th-placed opponents.
Director of High Performance Burgess has, though, outlined why Emery can bank on Torreira and Xhaka having the right approach if they are available to face Javi Gracia’s side.
“I’ll tell you who I really like, the two central midfielders; Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka,” Burgess told Australian outlet Optus Sport.
“I love the fact that Lucas Torreira, in every single drill, takes it personally if someone gets by him. I love that in him.
“Granit Xhaka is exactly the same whether it’s in the gym or on the pitch.
“Every moment counts and I reckon that separates the really good players and the top players.
“Some think they can turn it on in the game, you just can’t at this level, you have to train that way and those two do it superbly.”
Former Liverpool coach Burgess has been in north London since joining Arsenal from Port Adelaide in the summer of 2017.
And he has revealed working alongside Emery, following the departure of previous boss Arsene Wenger, has worked out perfectly.
“It was a risk [moving to Arsenal], it was a really big risk coming here because I signed for three years but Arsene only had two years [left], so I knew that there was probably going to be a change of manager,” Burgess said.
“The chance to be here and get back into the Premier League was too good.
“Unai, fortunately for me, has been a great fit for us because he really does embrace everything about performance.
“He loves to get the extra one percent and looks to us to get that.”
Burgess also lifted the lid on how training has changed since he arrived at Arsenal.
“I think in the Premier League, probably because of the money, and the reluctance to injure players because they are worth so much, they try to protect the players a little bit.
“I believe that you build resilience into players and that protects them from injury.
“We’ve had a much more aggressive training approach since I’ve been here.”
Arsenal will move back up to fourth in the Premier League if they beat Watford and Chelsea lose to Liverpool on Sunday.