In the latest Burnley news, boss Sean Dyche is happy his side will be part of outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s final home game, but he still wants to take all three points.
Wenger revealed on Thursday that this will be his final season in charge of the Gunners and he will end a near 22-year association with the north Londoners at the conclusion of the current campaign.
The announcement shocked the footballing world but came as a relief to some of the club’s fans, who have been calling for the French veteran to be axed after a number of seasons in which progress seems to have been minimal.
They have no chance of finishing in the top four this term and Arsenal’s only hope of qualifying for the Champions League is to win the Europa League, with a two-legged semi-final against Atletico Madrid on the horizon.
Dyche will take his charges to the Emirates on Sunday, May 6 for what will be Wenger’s final home match in charge.
He is pleased that Burnley will be the opposition on such a momentous occasion for the 68-year-old tactician, but Dyche is no less determined to come away from the capital with a win.
“We’re a good little story this season and we could end it with a win against Arsenal at their place,” he said. “It’s easier said than done. It’s Arsene’s last home game and I’m sure he’ll try to make that not happen.
“It will be amazing to be a little tiny piece of that, play his last home game.”
The Clarets are only two points behind Arsenal at present and are priced at 8/1 with bet365 to finish in the top six this season.