Arsenal vs Burnley

May 05, 2018

Arsène Wenger will face a tough test in his final home match as Arsenal boss, with Sunday’s opponents Burnley battling to secure European football next season.

The Gunners will be looking to bounce back from their demoralising Europa League exit at the hands of Atlético Madrid in the Spanish capital on Thursday.

The Clarets, then managed by Owen Coyle, recorded the club’s first win against Arsenal since 1974 but were eliminated at the semi final stage after losing to Tottenham Hotspur over two legs.

A repeat of this scoreline on Sunday would ensure an enthralling end to the Premier League season, with Arsenal and Burnley currently sitting in sixth and seventh respectively.

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Despite having picked up several injuries over the last few weeks, Arsenal have an almost fully fit squad ahead of this tie. However, defender Laurent Koscielny will not feature after he was stretchered off during Thursday’s game against to Atlético Madrid.

Arsenal’s confidence will have been shattered after defeat in the Europa League only three days before this game against Burnley.

Meanwhile, the Clarets are flying and will have extra motivation as they move level on points with Sunday’s opponents – should they pick up a victory at the Emirates.

Burnley certainly know how they defend when they need to. Sean Dyche has them well drilled in a rigid 4-4-2 formation and defending with a low block. This could be a frustrating game for Arsenal players and supporters alike.