It has been quite a while since Olivier Giroud got anything but a hefty slating in my Arsenal player ratings, but fair play to the big striker today as he scored a very good hat-trick and gave Arsenal the perfect send off to a season that once again flattered to deceive. Other notable performances came from the returning Santi Cazorla and our midfield rock Francis Coquelin but there really was only one choice for Man of the Match.
I am still trying to get my head around the fact that Arsenal managed once again to finish above Tottenham, even though our north London rivals seemed to have second place sewn up and were still right on the heels of the Premier League champions Leicester City just a couple of weeks ago.
Arsene Wenger clearly wants his Arsenal team to finish the season with a flourish, and a fluent and stylish one at that, because in this final match of the Premier League season the boss has packed his starting line-up with our most creative and entertaining players.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere expressed his discomfort in Tomas Rosicky leaving the club this summer.
The Czech Republic international captain was confirmed as joining Arsenal 10 years ago, and went onto become a fans favourite with his creativity and team play.
In the grand scheme of things it would make very little difference to Arsenal if we finished up in second or third place in the Premier League table this season. Both places carry an automatic qualification for the group stages of the Champions League, unlike fourth which means a play-off at the start of next season, but there is no extra advantage to coming second rather than third.
The FA have supposedly posted their squad for the upcoming European Championships this summer, three days earlier then expected, before removing their post.
The supposed leak does not appear genuine, with a number of suspect-looking pieces of information on the page.
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Arsenal fought hard to scrape a 2-2 draw with Manchester City today, in a game that was anticipated to show which way the league will be swinging in the race for the top four. We were not at their best, but neither were they…
Apart from the Arsenal and England international star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the giant German defender Per Mertesacker, Arsene Wenger has a full squad of players to choose from as he prepares Arsenal for the Premier League away game at Man City.