By 90Min
May 10, 2019

Arsenal visit Turf Moor to face Burnley on the final day of the 2018/19 season, needing a miracle to qualify for the Champions League via fourth place.

The Gunners need an eight goal swing for them to overtake Tottenham, who face Everton at home at the same time.

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If Arsenal don't make it into Europe's top competition through their league position though – as seems overwhelmingly likely – they have another chance at qualification in the Europa League final on 29th May. 

Meanwhile, Burnley have flatlined somewhat since securing another season of top flight football; having fallen mightily from last season's impressive seventh placed finish.

Currently 15th, a win could see them finish just one position higher. While that's not as lofty as last season's peak, it's a vast improvement on the relegation spot they found themselves in just a couple of months ago. 


Where to Watch

When Is Kick Off? Sunday 12 May
What Time Is Kick Off? 15:00 (BST)
Where Is it Played? Turf Moor
TV Channel/Live Stream? BBC Final Score/BT Sport
Referee? Mike Dean

Team News

Sean Dyche has no new injury concerns, Steven Defour and Aaron Lennon are long term absentees.

Phil Bardsley and Peter Crouch could come into contention after missing the last five games with injuries.

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Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin, Aaron Ramsey, Denis Suarez and Danny Welbeck remain on the sidelines for Unai Emery's team while after Thursday's win in Valencia, Emery may rotate his players - with Bernd Leno, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alex Iwobi, Matteo Guendouzi all in with a chance of making the starting XI.

One player who will want to start is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is chasing the Premier League Golden Boot – needing either a hat-trick or two goals and three assists to have a chance of passing Liverpool's Mohamed Salah. 


Predicted Lineups

Burnley Heaton; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Cork, Westwood, McNeil; Wood, Barnes.
Arsenal Leno; Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Sokratis, Kolasinac; Torreira, Xhaka, Guendouzi; Mkhitaryan; Lacazette, Aubameyang.

Head to Head Record

The Clarets have lost their last nine games against Arsenal, including a 3-1 defeat at the Emirates in the reverse fixture last December. 

The last time they took points from this game was in 2009, when Graham Alexander equalised from the penalty spot after Cesc Fabregas had given Arsenal the lead.

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A victory in the League Cup a year later was the last time they beat Arsenal in any competition, and 1973 was their last triumph in the league. That's a long time ago. 

In total, Burnley have won 30 times, to Arsenal's 45, with 30 draws.


Recent Form

Burnley's form has been all over the place of late; winning two of their last five, but losing their last two, with a credible draw at Stamford Bridge sandwiched between the wins and defeats. 

They played well in defeat during the loss in their last home match against Manchester City, but did not do themselves justice away at Everton last time out.

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Arsenal are performing well in Europe, but at the cost of their league form. Their only win in the last five league games was at Watford, who played 80 minutes with 10 men after Troy Deeney was sent off. 

The point at home to Brighton last weekend was their first in three games, after consecutive losses against Leicester City, Wolves and Crystal Palace.

Here's how each side has fared in their last five matches.

Burnley Arsenal
Everton 2-0 Burnley (3/5) Valencia 2-4 Arsenal (9/5)
Burnley 0-1 Manchester City (28/4) Arsenal 1-1 Brighton (5/5)
Chelsea 2-2 Burnley (22/4) Arsenal 3-1 Valencia (2/5)
Burnley 2-0 Cardiff City (13/4) Leicester City 3-0 Arsenal (28/4)
Bournemouth 1-3 Burnley (6/4) Wolves 3-1 Arsenal (24/4)

Prediction

Burnley have a poor record against Arsenal but – if they were going to turn that around – Sunday would be the time to do it.

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Considering the Gunners' recent away form in the league and the Europa League final on the horizon, the Clarets have a great chances of beating Arsenal for the first time in a decade.

Prediction: Burnley 2-1 Arsenal

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