Burnley vs Arsenal predicted line-ups: Team news and more ahead of Premier League clash

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at Turf Moor

Kishan Vaghela
Sunday 12 May 2019 11:03
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Arsenal return to domestic matters having secured their place in the Europa League final in midweek when they travel to Burnley on the final day of the Premier League season.

The Gunners will, barring a miracle, finish another disappointing league campaign outside of the top four after a drop off in form in the last month which has seen them go on a four-game winless league run.

However, their hopes of Champions League football next season are still alive after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s hat-trick at Mestalla helped them advance into the final in Baku at Valencia’s expense.

Unai Emery will consequently look to keep his main stars fresh for the trip to Azerbaijan to take on Chelsea on May 29 but will regardless face a fight to take something away from Turf Moor after the Gunners’ horrendous results on the road this season.

Burnley have gone on a run of three games without a win themselves but managed to push Manchester City to the limit on their last outing on home turf.

Predicted line-ups

Burnley: Heaton; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Westwood, Cork, Brady; Barnes, Wood

Arsenal: Leno; Mustafi, Sokratis, Mavropanos; Lichtsteiner, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Monreal; Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Iwobi

What time does it start?

Burnley vs Arsenal kicks off at 3pm.

Where can I watch it?

The match will not be shown live on TV or online in the UK.

Independent Sport will keep you up to date with all the goals as they fly in via our live blog

Highlights will be shown at 10.30pm on BBC One.

Form guide…

Burnley: WWWDLL

Arsenal: LLLWDW

Unai Emery will need to be smart with his team selection after his side’s win in Valencia

Head-to-head…

Arsenal 3 (Aubameyang x2, Iwobi) Burnley 1 (Barnes), Premier League, December 2018

Arsenal 5 (Aubameyang x2, Lacazette, Kolasinac, Iwobi) Burnley 0, Premier League, May 2018

Burnley 0 Arsenal 1 (Sanchez pen), Premier League, November 2017

Arsenal 2 (Mustafi, Sanchez pen) Burnley 1 (Gray pen), Premier League, January 2017

Burnley 0 Arsenal 1 (Koscielny), Premier League, October 2016

Odds…

Burnley to win: 23/10

Arsenal to win: 6/5

Draw: 14/5

(Odds provided by Betfair)

Prediction… Burnley 2-1 Arsenal

Arsenal may view this game as a dress rehearsal in preparation for the Europa League final, but given that the showdown with Chelsea in Baku takes place 17 days after the final day of the Premier League season, Unai Emery may be tempted to rest his key men rather than risk injury.

Burnley have been indifferent at home this season but having been edged by last-gasp winners by the Gunners in recent seasons, the Clarets will see this as a perfect opportunity to exact some revenge.

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