Arsenal FC ended their campaign on a high as goals from Aaron Ramsey and Carl Jenkinson ensured a comfortable win over Norwich City.
The result also confirmed Norwich City’s relegation from the Premier League as they finished with 33 points – three points short of West Bromwich Albion and four points short of safety. Arsenal meanwhile maintained their six match winning streak and will now look to carry this momentum into the FA Cup final against Hull City at Wembley.
Arsenal dominated possession in the first half, but failed to break through Norwich City defence. But Aaron Ramsey provided them with the lead at the start of the second half with a stunning volley. The Welsh midfielder was set up by a cross from Giroud at the far post and the midfielder displayed amazing technique to volley the ball into the top corner.
Carl Jenkinson, who made a rare start as the right back, doubled Arsenal’s lead nine minutes later. Kieran Gibbs’ low cross from the left found its way to Jenkinson at the far post and the full back applied the finishing touch. It was his first goal for the club which he has supported since a kid and his celebrations depicted how important it was for him.
Arsene Wenger was pleased with his team’s performance and has pointed out their wonderful away record as he looked back upon the season.
“I am pleased because we got the clean sheet, 17 in the season and 11 away wins in the league is the best we have had and we have been consistent.
“We wanted to give competition to players who have been out for a long, long time but what is important is that these players are back.
“It is important moment of the season and we want to prepare to be ready for a top performance in the FA Cup.” – The Arsenal manager said.
The Frenchman was also full of praise for Aaron Ramsey, who scored his 10th league goal of the season in 20 starts.
“It was a fantastic goal, he has that instinct in the confidence and made the right decision and he is spontaneous you feel it’s natural.” – Wenger added.