BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche insists the season his side has produced can only be viewed in a positive manner as they face one last game on Sunday at home to Arsenal.

The Clarets secured a fourth successive campaign in the top flight for the first time since the start of the 1970s some weeks back - a finish of 15th or better would represent their second highest place in the Premier League era.

Dyche wants his team to try and end on a high note with a win over the Gunners at Turf Moor, but he thinks the result won't alter the overall feel of the campaign.

"I think it's impossible to not end on a positive note because of what's happened in the second half of the season," said Dyche.

"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."

Arsenal are the only current Premier League team who Burnley have not got a victory over in their three separate stays in England's top flight following a couple of near misses and controversial late goals.

Unai Emery's side - who are set to miss out on finishing in the top four - won the match at the Emirates 3-1 as Burnley's struggle for form was ongoing.

The Londoners have saved their best away performances for the Europa League, with a win in Valencia on Thursday night earning them a place in the final against rivals Chelsea and their last remaining chance of Champions League qualification going in to next season.

"Fantastic for them and congratulations to them," added the Burnley boss.

"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.

"We want to beat a top side, again. It's not that easy, but that's what we want to do."

Meanwhile, the Clarets have confirmed that Phil Bardsley will remain at Turf Moor next season.

The right back, who has played a big part in Burnley's successful survival mission, has triggered a 12 month extension to his current deal after making the required number of Premier League appearances.

And talks are planned with Peter Crouch to discuss his future after the striker's short-term deal ends at the end of the season.