Amid the choreography and pageantry that marked the big one in terms of Arsène Wenger’s farewell tour there could be a degree of relief at Arsenal. There is a pretty significant difference between finishing sixth and seventh in this season’s Premier League and, had Arsenal slumped here, it would have opened up the possibility that Burnley might pinch sixth spot from them.
It would have meant Arsenal beginning next season under their new manager in the second qualifying round of the Europa League on 26 July while Burnley went straight into the group stage of Europe’s second-tier competition. Arsenal are scheduled to face Atlético Madrid on that date in a pre-season friendly in Singapore. They would have had to have cancelled their tour.
Written by David Hytner at the Emirates Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/06/arsenal-burnley-premier-league-match-report under the title “Arsenal provide perfect farewell for Arsène Wenger with Burnley thrashing”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.