Arsenal ended the season on a high last night with a win over Norwich City as they have successfully managed to qualify for the Champions League for the 17th consecutive time under Arsene Wenger. Aaron Ramsey opened the scoring with an exquisite volley from close range and Carl Jenkinson slotted in the second to secure a comfortable 2-0 win.
This puts them at a total of 79 points for the season, 3 behind Chelsea and 7 behind winners Manchester City. A league season with an astounding highs and disappointing lows comes to an end for the Gunners with the FA Cup finals to look forward to.
Here are the Arsenal player ratings:
A clean sheet for the Polish lad as he stepped up to replace Szczesny. It is yet to be seen if Fabianski will continue in goal for the FA Cup, but he had a decent game at Carrow road last night.
The Childhood Arsenal fan not only played well, but scored his first goal for the senior team. Overall, he looked confident enough to handle the depleted Norwich attack.
The French International was deputized at Centre back as Wenger had given a rest to Per Mertesacker. The French man who is bound to leave the Emirates this summer might have played the last league game in an Arsenal shirt. Had a good game despite playing out of position.
The Frenchman was calm and collective at the back as usual.
Started the game after recovering from his injury and understandably it was not his best performance. Although Gibbs joined the attacks up front, he was hardly effective.
A much improved performance from the Arsenal captain. As said before, these are the games that suits Arteta the most. Calm, composed and collective in front of the back four against a team who had very little to offer.
The Welshman has not looked back since returning from the treatment table. Scored an excellent volley from close range and was the pick of the midfielders in the first half. His movements along with the will to link-up plays with his team mates was a treat to watch.
Although Ozil din’t look as effective as Ramsey was, he combined well with Podolski and Ramsey. His presence certainly converted the Arsenal midfield into a much more fluid one.
Never turned up for the game. Rosicky looked tired and gave away possession at times. However, he was at his usual best when asked to press the opponents. Overall had a decent game.
Had a couple of shots saved by Norwich keeper Ruddy. Otherwise had a normal game.
Started the game very well as he tracked back and tried to create from the midfield. The striker also tried to dribble and go past defenders, which is rare to see. His beautiful waited ball over the top, landed perfectly for Ramsey to scored the opener. Although he could have scored one himself when he was presented with a clear cut chance early in the first half, which Ruddy managed to deflect to a corner.