Olivier Giroud scored a hat-trick and a late own goal from Mark Bunn handed Arsenal a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa and second place in the final Premier League table.
The Gunners were almost made to pay as Scott Sinclair was allowed to get a shot away, but it was wide of Petr Cech’s far-post and Jordan Lyden’s cutback could not find a Villa shirt.
The second half was a bland affair as the hosts struggled to create chances, while Villa did not look threatening on the rare occasions they committed men forward. Wilshere’s afternoon came to an end when he was replaced by Mohamed Elneny after 68 minutes and the Egypt midfielder was guilty of spurning a great chance as he wildly lashed a volley over from close range.
Arsenal 4 – 0 Aston Villa – Match Highlights
- 5′ 1-0 Olivier Giroud.
- 78′ 2-0 Olivier Giroud.
- 80′ 3-0 Olivier Giroud.
- 92′ 4-0 Mark Bunn (Own Goal).
Arsenal goals were so desperately coveted came within a two-minute window in the closing stages; firstly the Frenchman swept home Ozil’s low cross before staying onside to beat Bunn to Bellerin’s tantalising through-ball. A fourth goal in stoppage time, an own goal by Bunn and Olivier Giroud scored a hat-trick as Arsenal comfortably defeated Aston Villa 4-0 at the Emirates to seal a second-placed finish in the Premier League.
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