Burnley vs Arsenal preview: Gunners have a small chance of finishing in top four

Arsenal travel up north for the season finale still with a slim chance of being able to make the top four of the Premier League

Arsenal, and in particular Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, were sensational as they oozed class in a 4-2 victory at Valencia on Thursday night to progress to the Europa League final.

They’ll take on Chelsea in Baku later in May for the chance to qualify for next season’s Champions League, their only route into the competition having realistically missed out on the top four.

Burnley have improved after a disastrous start to the season and will threaten the Gunners despite three winless games.

Game Info

Date: Sunday, May 12

Time: 4 p.m. (CET)

Location: Turf Moor

Odds: Arsenal +125 / Burnley +200 / Draw +260

Team News

Fit-again Burnley striker Peter Crouch, whose contract expires this summer, will hope to make his first appearance since March.

Full-back Phil Bardsley has recovered from a gashed leg and is also vying for a recall.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is available for Arsenal after missing their last league game through suspension.

Aaron Ramsey, Denis Suarez, Danny Welbeck, Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding are all still injured.

Match Facts

Burnley have lost nine successive meetings with Arsenal in all competitions – only against Wolves have they suffered a longer run of defeats, losing 11 in a row between 1987 and 2002.

The Gunners have won 1-0 in the last three league encounters at Turf Moor, scoring 90th-minute winners in each of their last two visits.

Burnley have not beaten Arsenal in a league match since a 1-0 victory at Highbury in 1974.

Prediction

Burnley 1-3 Arsenal

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