Unai Emery’s men have an outside chance of finishing in the top four but must win and also rely on other results to even be in slight contention of doing that
Arsenal go into their final game of the season at Burnley knowing they’re highly unlikely to finish in the top four.
The Gunners are three points behind Tottenham so must win at Turf Moor on Sunday and hope their north London rivals lose at home to Everton.
But that’s not all. There has to be an eight-goal swing in Arsenal’s favour so it’s fair to say their best route into getting Champions League football next season is by beating Chelsea in the Europa League final on May 29.
Unai Emery’s men booked their place in Baku with a 4-2 win at Valencia which saw Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang score a hat-trick, putting the Gunners through 7-3 on aggregate.
Meanwhile, Burnley don’t have a huge amount to play for but can finish 14th if they win and Newcastle lose at Fulham and you can listen to the drama unfold from all ten matches live on talkSPORT.
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- Doncaster vs Charlton (Sunday, 12:15pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Tottenham vs Everton (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Mansfield vs Newport (Sunday, 6pm) – talkSPORT 2
Below you can see the team news as well as a predicted Arsenal line-up, according to talkSPORT.com.
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.
Clarets boss Sean Dyche will make a late call on James Tarkowski, who has missed a few days of training due to the birth of his daughter.
Phil Bardsley is available again after being sidelined by a gashed leg, could come back into the matchday squad but Dyche does not want to take the risk of involving Aaron Lennon, who has been recovering from knee surgery.
Predicted Arsenal line-up
Predicted Gunners XI: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Iwobi, Ozil, Lacazette, Aubameyang