The Gunners’ chances of finishing in the top four have almost completely evaporated after a run of one draw and three defeats in four matches, leaving them three points adrift of Tottenham with a significantly inferior goal difference.
While their hopes of Champions League qualification now realistically rest on beating Chelsea in the Europa League final, they are priced at 6/5 (2.20) with William Hill to record a morale-boosting final day victory.
Sean Dyche’s men have lost each of their last nine consecutive encounters between the sides, but are available at 21/10 (3.10) to come out on top in this one.
Just one of the last 14 meetings between this pair has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 27/10 (3.70) on this one finishing up all square.
Robbie Brady will face a fitness test after coming off with a slight calf strain at Everton last weekend, while Steven Defour and Aaron Lennon are both ruled out.
Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Aaron Ramsey, Denis Suarez, and Danny Welbeck are all long-term injury absentees for the guests.
Unai Emery will be particularly relieved that his side have reached the Europa League final considering their worrying collapse in the league, which has seen them concede three goals to Crystal Palace, Wolves and Leicester before drawing 1-1 with a goal-shy Brighton.
This defensive fragility is sure to be tested by the Clarets, who have only failed to score in 22 home games in all competitions this season.
Tips and predictions
However, only the bottom three have conceded more goals than Burnley this season.
An Arsenal attack high in confidence after Thursday’s four-goal haul at the Mestalla should therefore help ensure over 3.5 goals for their side’s fifth game in seven – an outcome you can back at generous 6/4 (2.50) odds.