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The Frenchman will step down at the end of the season after 22 years in charge and will hope to say goodbye to the home supporters with victory against Sean Dyche’s side.
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Date: Sunday, May 6
Time: 4:30 p.m. BST/11:30 a.m. ET
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Burnley are still without several key players with Robbie Brady, Jonathan Walters, Steven Defour, Scott Arfield and Ben Mee still all sidelined, per Transfermarkt.
Calum Chambers replaced him at the Wanda Metropolitano and could keep his place alongside Shkodran Mustafi.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan should be available after featuring as a substitute against Atletico Madrid, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should come back into the team after being cup-tied on Thursday.
Farewell to Arsene Wenger
Arsenal’s Europa League exit means there will be no fairytale finish for Wenger, but the club are planning a guard of honour on Sunday, per Daniel Cutts at The Sun.
It’s a sad end to Wenger’s career at Arsenal, but he will hope his team can bounce back from their European disappointment and send him off with a victory.
Liam Twomey at ESPN FC did not have too much sympathy for Wenger:
Liam Twomey @liam_twomey
We really shouldn’t feel sorry for Wenger missing out on a glorious Arsenal farewell. He passed on three chances to walk away with a trophy because he wasn’t interested in walking away. He doesn’t even want to now #afc
The Frenchman’s departure does feel long overdue with Arsenal set to end the season with no silverware and no UEFA Champions League football once again.
Sports writer Ben Fairthorne said it might take a while for Arsenal to recover:
Ben Fairthorne @BFairthorne
I’ve said before – fans shouldn’t expect miracles next season from Arsenal. The new coach will need 3 windows to rectify Wenger’s mess.
Meanwhile, former Arsenal defender Martin Keown does not expect Mesut Ozil to feature on Sunday, per James Benge at the Evening Standard:
James Benge @jamesbenge
Keown on Ozil: “He’ll have some emotional breakdown and won’t play this weekend. I don’t know how many illnesses he has had… He wasn’t fit to wear the shirt tonight.”
Arsenal’s players will need to rouse themselves after a disappointing display in Madrid as they prepare to say goodbye to Wenger and welcome in a new era at the Emirates.
Burnley Heading into Europe
The Clarets are six points clear of the Toffees with two games left to play and also have a far superior goal difference.
Manager Sean Dyche’s exploits have seen him honoured in an unusual way, per BBC Sport:
BBC Sport @BBCSport
When you’re on the verge of securing European football and get rewarded by having a pub named after you… 🍻 Sean Dyche is living the dream 🙌 👉 https://t.co/afo1uKQItY #twitterclarets https://t.co/tsVGfneYnm
Burnley head to the Emirates in good form too as they have lost just one of their last nine Premier League games.
However, they have lost their last three Premier League games against Arsenal to injury-time winners and may feel they deserve a bit of luck against the Gunners.
Burnley also have two forwards who are in good form and may be able to take advantage of any defensive vulnerability, per Opta:
5 – Since February 24th, only Mohamed Salah (8) has scored more Premier League goals than Burnley pair Ashley Barnes (5) and Chris Wood (5). Partnership. https://t.co/YZO9PaLfXo
There’s even a slim chance of Burnley pipping Arsenal for sixth place. Victory for the Clarets on Sunday would see them move level on points with the Gunners, although they have played a game more.
The focus will very much be on Wenger and Arsenal on Sunday, but Burnley have been one of the biggest success stories in the Premier League this season and could spoil the party.