Right, let’s deal with reality and then move on. The chances of the gunners rolling Burnley over by 8 goals is remote and for anyone harbouring thoughts of a 4th place finish on the last game of Arsenal’s season, probably believes in fairies and stays up all night waiting for Father Christmas.
Mathematically it’s possible if Spurs lose in the premiership but that’s as likely as David Beckham winning the Nobel Prize in Literature and his wife Victoria, rejoining the Spice Women. They are of an age that they can no longer be referred to as ‘Girls’
Emery’s gunners have made it to the Europa league final in spectacular style against Valencia and their entire season now rests on the encounter against Chelsea at the tail end of the month.
On this day in 2018: Arséne Wenger lead Arsenal to an emphatic 5-0 win over Burnley in his final home game as Arsenal manager.
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) May 6, 2019
As a result, Emery has an opportunity to include his young academy players and assess them for next season against a very resilient Burnley.
There are a number that fans would like to see in the team sheet with the result immaterial such as Willock, Gilmour, Sheaf, Nketiah and Saka.
The Spanish coach probably won’t go for broke by including any more than 4 or 5 but it would potentially give fans the chance to take a long hard look into the future of the club.
It would seem somehow negligent not to allow the youngsters a taste of battle and one can always learn a lot about a player’s character when things are not going according to plan.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 12, 2019
Burnley have struggled this term after achieving European football they finished in seventh place in the 2017/18 season and its hard to understand why they have lost their belligerent approach.
Sean Dyche introduced a team ethic, coupled with energy and desire, which has paid dividends for them in the past but at one stage this season they really did look in trouble.
Facing Arsenal will be the perfect end to the season and Dyche will want the memory of a decent performance imbedded in the minds of his players before the summer.
If Arsenal were to lose by employing a host of academy names, it wouldn’t be the end of the world if they played in the right spirit.
On social media this week, speculation has been growing regarding Emery’s team selection and the majority of fans are calling for the youngsters to be included.
I’m not even going to try to predict the line up for this but I firmly believe that this is a time to show trust, with nothing to lose.
Predicted score :- Arsenal win 3-2