Arsenal ended their league campaign on a high by beating Burnley 3-1 away at Turf Moor to finish fifth in the Premier League table.
A brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a goal from youngster Eddie Nketiah was enough for the Gunners to seal the points. Ashley Barnes did pull one back in between for the home side, but it proved to be a consolation.
Aubameyang had two great chances in the first half, but the first hit the bar and the second was saved by Tom Heaton.
Burnley then grew into the game and dominated Arsenal’s centre-backs Shkodran Mustafi and Konstantinos Mavropanos. An injury to the latter in the 34th minute allowed Laurent Koscielny to come in and steady the ship.
The deadlock was broken seven minutes into the second half, when Ben Mee miscontrolled a pass from Jack Cork, allowing Aubameyang to run past him and score the opener.
11 minutes later, the joint Golden Boot winner scored his 22nd league goal of the season with a thumping volley past Heaton.
Burnley pulled one back in the 65th minute, when Barnes got at the end of Johann-Berg Gudmundsson’s pass and glanced his header in.
Arsenal’s youngster Nketiah scored the final goal of the game in the 94th minute, when he poked the ball through Heaton’s legs to score.
The Gunners’ Europa League group stage place is fixed as a result of this win, however, they must be eyeing Champions League football when they meet Chelsea in the Europa League final 17 days from now.
Here’s how we rated Arsenal’s players:
Bernd Leno - 7
Flattened Barnes once and made a good save from Matt Lowton. Couldn’t have done much to save the eventual Burnley goal.
Stephan Lichtsteiner - 6
The veteran was solid at the back without moving forward too often.
Konstantinos Mavropanos - 4
The youngster was starting to look nervous when the injury derailed his game in the 34th minute.
Shkodran Mustafi - 6
The German was up against it with Chris Wood and Barnes, but held his ground more often than not. Had hairy moments but got away with it.
Nacho Monreal - 6
Did a decent job defensively and had a hand in the second Arsenal goal.
Matteo Guendouzi - 7
The youngster had a good game in midfield. He ticked Arsenal over with good possession and circled Burnley around.
Mohamed Elneny - 7
The Egypt international controlled the midfield for most parts of the game, especially in the second half. A good game from him.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan - 7
The Armenian star was full of intent in the first half and drove the team forward. Tired after the break.
Joe Willock - 6
Showed some good potential in and around the final third. Subbed off later for another youngster Nketiah.
Alex Iwobi - 7
He was a threat all game long and got an assist with a far post cross towards Aubameyang.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - 8
He was a threat in behind the Burnley defence and scored two good goals. The Gabonese star ends the season with joint Golden Boot to his name.
(SUB) Laurent Koscielny - 7
Came on for unfortunate Mavropanos in the 34th minute and took control of the back line. A captain’s performance overall.
(SUB) Eddie Nketiah - 6
Came on in the second half and scored his first senior league goal with the last kick of the season.