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It’s Arsenal tomorrow and a first visit to Turf Moor for their manager Unai Emery who replaced Arsène Wenger at the Emirates Stadium last summer.

Emery has guided Arsenal into a top six place, they are currently fifth, and into the Europa League Final where they will meet Chelsea in Baku in just under three weeks time. They won through to the final in Valencia on Thursday and Emery said yesterday, speaking to the Arsenal website: “We arrived home at 6 a.m. and today we cancelled training because it’s important to rest. Tomorrow (Saturday) we are going to prepare for Sunday’s match but I am going to decide with the players who are hungry and in good physical condition to play this match.

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“We struggled a lot here against (Burnley). I remember this match and I watched it two weeks ago when they drew with Chelsea. It was a very tough match against Chelsea and I’m expecting the same on Sunday. We are going to play with the idea of imposing our game plan, our capacity and our team against them. We know it’s going to be a difficult match with long balls, second actions and set pieces, so we need to defend well in these situations.”

Sean Dyche has been full of positive comments since we secured our place in the Premier League next season. He wants to end with a win but feels that whatever the result, it won’t dampen our second half to the season.

He said: “I think it’s impossible to not end on a positive note because of what’s happened in the second half of the season. It’s been such a big challenge, this season, I think it will be positive anyway, but just the feel-good factor of that last game and that result is good for all.”

He said of Arsenal making the Europa League final: “Fantastic for them and congratulations to them. If they win that and finish well then good from them all-round. We can only bother ourselves with our last game. We want to deliver a performance and we want to beat a top side, again. It’s not that easy, but that’s what we want to do.

“The main thing for me is finish strong performance-wise, because I think we’ve done that in the second half of the season. There have been a couple of blips, but, mainly, they’ve been good performances. If we can get a result on the back of that it’s always good to beat the top teams, particularly at home.”

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