Michael Owen states his prediction for Arsenal v Burnley
The Liverpool FC legend is backing Arsenal to beat Burnley in Arsene Wenger's final game at The Emirates on Sunday
Michael Owen is backing Arsenal to ease to a comfortable win over Burnley in Arsene Wenger’s final home game at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Gunners suffered the disappointment of a semi-final exit in the Europa League on Thursday night following a 2-1 aggregate loss to Atletico Madrid.
Arsenal squandered a 1-0 lead to draw 1-1 with los Rojiblancos in the first leg at the Emirates Stadium after Antoine Griezmann cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette’s opener for 10-man Atletico.
Former Chelsea FC striker Diego Costa netted a first-half winner to secure a 1-0 win for Diego Simeone’s side in the second leg in the Spanish capital to end Arsenal’s hopes of winning the Europa League.
The Gunners will finish outside the top four in consecutive Premier League seasons but Arsenal will want to finish above seventh-placed Burnley to allow Wenger to sign off without complete humiliation.
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Arsenal to beat Burnley at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
“Arsene Wenger’s 606th and final home game as Arsenal manager and, whatever the outcome of Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg in Madrid, I expect the Gunners to have too much quality for Burnley who have all but qualified for the Europa League themselves next term,” Owen told BetVictor.
“The Clarets will want to rain on what is sure to be an emotional parade at the Emirates, but I cannot see past a home win given Arsenal remain a real force in front of their home fans.”
Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a top-four spot.
The Gunners signed Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the January transfer window.