Arsenal FC at Burnley Injury Report: Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Suarez, Bardsley

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Arsenal FC heads to the Turf Moor on Championship Sunday in a match that doesn’t really mean much for either side, but should be entertaining nonetheless. Burnley have already long ensured that they will safely stay up for next season while Arsenal no longer have a chance to get back into the UEFA Champions League via a top four finish.

Their UCL hopes now rest with beating arch-rivals Chelsea in the London derby UEFA Europa League Final later this month. But that’s down the road, for now let’s take a look at the fitness situation for both sides in the Premier League season finale.

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Sead Kolasinac (knock) and Ainsley Maitland-Niles (knock) are doubtful for the visitors whilst five players are confirmed as unavailable for selection. That list includes Hector Bellerín (knee), Rob Holding (knee), Danny Welbeck (ankle) Aaron Ramsey (hamstring) and Denis Suárez (groin).

In the case of the final two, we have seen the last of them in an Arsenal shirt. Flipping over to the hosts, Phil Bardsley is a doubt due to a leg issue while Aaron Lennon (knee, Jun), Robert Brady (knock, unknown) and Steven Defour (calf) are all out injured.

Arsenal at Burnley FC FYIs

Kickoff- Sunday May 12, Turf Moor 3pm

Arsenal Starting XI Prediction: go to this link

Form guide:  Arsenal LWLLLD    Burnley WWWDLL

Referee: Mike Dean

Odds: Burnley 23/10, Draw 3/1, Arsenal 11/9

Prediction: Burnley 2, Arsenal 1

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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  1. […] In Thursday’s Europa League semifinal victory at Valencia, several players featured the full 90’: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Granit Xhaka, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny, and Petr Cech. With the Gunners having only the most infinitesimal of chances to secure a top four domestic spot, Unai Emery will surely be of a mind to rest some of those weary players. Wing defender Sead Kolasinac was removed injured in the second half, and is a doubt along with Maitland-Niles, while Aaron Ramsey and Denis Suarez are unavailable as per The Sports Bank. […]

  2. […] In Thursday’s Europa League semifinal victory at Valencia, several players featured the full 90’: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Granit Xhaka, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny, and Petr Cech. With the Gunners having only the most infinitesimal of chances to secure a top four domestic spot, Unai Emery will surely be of a mind to rest some of those weary players. Wing defender Sead Kolasinac was removed injured in the second half, and is a doubt along with Maitland-Niles, while Aaron Ramsey and Denis Suarez are unavailable as per The Sports Bank. […]

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