Arsenal v Burnley Match Preview, Line-up & Score Prediction. Wenger’s Emirates send-off

Arsenal play host to Burnley today in the last home match of the season, and Arsene Wenger will be waving goodbye to a home crowd for the last time.

The Frenchman is making his long-awaited exit from the club after 21 years in charge, and there is expected to be a ceremony after the match-up in his honour.

Santi Cazorla is also expected to make an appearance as he looks to call time on his Gunners career also, with his current contract set to expire this summer.

The Spaniard is not expected to start the match due to fitness, and while the match has little competitive relevance, a win would cement our place in sixth in the table, but the likelihood is that the Arsenal stars will be keen to send Wenger away with a final home victory.

Laurent Koscielny and Mohamed Elneny are expected to miss the meeting due to injury, but you would expect a first-team selection from the remainder.

Predicted XI:

Bellerin  Chambers  Mustafi  Monreal
Ramsey  Xhaka
Mkhitaryan  Ozil  Wilshere

I firmly expect Jack Wilshere to get a place in today’s line-up due to the occasion, while there is the possibility that he could lose out in order for Lacazette to feature centrally with PEA pushed out wide, but time will tell.

I can’t see our opponents causing a shock today, as the crowd should be like the 12th and 13th men for such an occasion, and I firmly hope that Wenger gets all the credit that he deserves for the service he has completed and all achieved with us, even if he may have overstayed his welcome slightly.

Will Wenger’s departure prove distracting today? Can our stars give him a dominant win to walk away on? I say yes, but it will be close in the first half as Burnley will defend like buggery! 2-0 to the Gunners!

Pat J

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  1. gotanidea says:

    Yes, Le Prof would most likely use that old formation and roster

    After this, two more games before he goes forever

    Cannot wait for the better

  2. Ralph Bartholomew says:

    Ist time dir Change .Wenger was
    Brilliant Till 2007 but since Thema
    We have gone Backwards.
    We need a new spine i would Like
    To See butland.maguire and fekir
    Sign mustafi .cech and eleny Sold.

    1. John King says:

      Yes that ist good and perhaps
      Two new fullbacks

  3. John Ibrahim says:

    was hopping the Mvapanos play…

    1. GB says:

      He is playing

  4. John Ibrahim says:

    Spud and Utd got beaten but there is no news

    if we got beaten it will be big news

    1. Godswill says:

      And their fans did not slaughter them.
      Let us draw today and you see what will be written here.

  5. ThirdManJW says:

    I’ll say 1-1, same old, same old…

    1. GB says:

      3-1 to us with the attacking team and new young defence that has been snounced.

  6. Sue says:

    A merci Arsene t shirt on every seat! What will you do with yours Phil? ?

    1. Godswill says:

      Even though I wanted him to go. He’s a legend.
      I will wear the T shirt.

      1. Phil says:

        Sue I could not even bring myself to take it with me.When I get in there I will give it to someone-unless anyone else would like me to send it to them which I’m happy to do.

        1. Phil says:

          I will haveTWO by the way

          1. Counsel says:

            @ Phil we we are not beggars, give the shit to urchins wherever you may find them.You are a typical anarchist any one who disrespects Wenger for what he has achieved is a disgrace to the football fraternity. Wenger Haters look for something else to hate on,the man is gone

          2. Phil says:

            And there was me thinking you might just have woken up to the fact that he’s gone so you will now have nothing too much to say.But no your still a bit of a Twat mate

          3. jon fox says:

            Phil, I beg you, be like many another of us who wanted Wenger out and let the bitterness flow by . We have won . Finally! There is now NO point in harbouring resentment as bitterness only ever harms the one who is bitter. Wenger does not know that you and I even exist. How could he! As an older, sadly for me, fan and through my life experience I say that you and I and many thousands of others who craved his departure are far too precious to hurt ourselves. Let it all go now , Phil dear friend. We are all needed now to support the next chapter in our history. Be glad that we won our battle to get him out and be content with that.

          4. Phil says:

            JF-I acted respectfully to him today believe it or not.I just merely ignored the fact he was even there.I left at the final whistle and simply made my way home.Honestly I pleased he got a good send off and he will no doubt have the same at Leicester and even more so I would imagine at Huddersfield next Sunday.I will act the same as I did today and that will be the end of it all.
            Now I simply must ask this question.As I was outside the ground on the way out I heard the tannoy playing ITS A BEAUTIFUL DAY by U2.Do you think they played this as the sun was shining or as I believe it was because Wenger if (almost) gone forever?
            I know what I think but will leave that one up there for anyone to make up their own mind.
            And JF you and I MUST make a point of meeting up for a beer ? when you finally come back next season.

          5. jon fox says:

            Nice honest comments Phil. Though I am glad he got a good send off and it showed the clubs and fans class, I have to admit there is an element of hypocrisy involved . If I were there I believe I would have joined in his fond farewell but also be torn inside my head. Sometimes in life , I just feel we have to let our true feelings stay hidden and do what we do, albeit relutantly. When my infant son died over forty years ago , I was so bitter with life, that it also nearly destroyed me. I had to , eventually, learn to let the bitterness go. It taught me a very painful lesson, one I would not wish on anyone else. We all know we are now in a new chapter and though we are a fair bit behind our main rivals right now , things can change for the better quite soon with the right set up and the right top man in charge. It seems clear that the club will not ever again let one manager have the overwhelming and unhealthy power Wenger held. That alone is reason to be optimistic. Top four will be quite a challenge but is within our compass if we get the right person in. And yes, I would love to meet you next season. We will keep in touch on here til the time comes.

  7. OxInTheBox says:

    we should think about next season.

    Bellerin Chambers Mavro Monreal
    Ramsey AMN
    Mkhitaryan Ozil Nelson

  8. Counsel says:

    Congratulations Cardiff city and wove Hampton for securing premier league promotion.Swansea ,stoke and westbrom should be down

  9. John Wick says:

    Ozil out! Fed up with that greedy lazy little git! Not in squad again as I predicted to my mate on Thursday night! 350 grand a week and plays the odd game! Let me guess he’s come down with flu it must be the awful weather we’re having! It’s disgusting how he acts that fella is no professional.. even Alexis played when he was here!

  10. GB says:

    Perhaps he’s been dropped, perhaps there is another reason, whatever, so let’s stop moaning and look forward to the game.

  11. RSH says:

    ubelievable string of coincidences regarding Ozil. Get’s sick and injured only for EPL matches. Another player that should be bowing to AW for giving him unlimited chances and consistently not repaying him. Anyways, hope Mavro has a great game, and Aubameyang can get another goal. It’ll be tough today but I hope we at the very least can end this season with some wins.

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