Arsenal End Best Premier League Season in 7Years in Grand Style.

Arsenal ended the 2014/15 Premier League season with a comfortable win over Westbromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon. It was a goal riot which saw Ws showing their class against a W team. I guess you know what that means.

The Gunners ended their 3-game goal drought at home with a 4-1 win against a side who defeated Chelsea on Monday night. Theo Walcott who finally got a start after a very long time scored a first half hattrick while Jack Wilshere whose 100th Premier League appearance was today, celebrated it in grand style as he also put his name on the scoresheet. The visitors could only manage a second half consolation goal.

The crowd did not have to wait too long for a goal. In the fifth minute, Theo Walcott collected a pass and from inside the box sent a venomous strike into the far top corner.

The English international was not willing to calm down at all. The Arsenal number 14 jersey wearer doubled his tally in the 14th minute when he connected with a loose ball and poked another past Myhill.

Arsenal continued with their smooth sail, making the whole issue complicated for Westbrom. It was not long after the second goal that the third followed. Guess who was responsible? It was another Englishman, the one who made his 100th league appearance today. Jack Wilshere is his name. It was a 20-yard volley from a Gabriel Paulista flick and that goal will surely be a 'goal of the month' contender.

Alexis whipped a free-kick just over the bar and then teed up Walcott for a curler that Myhill did well to push aside, denying the Arsenal forward a hat-trick inside 23 minutes.

Walcott bagged his treble before halftime when he tapped in from Santi Cazorla's cross which went past the goalkeeper. This one came in the 37th minute.

Many other chances came for Arsenal before the break but none of them changed the scoreline. Walcott fired wide, Wilshere's shot went straight to Myhill and Mertesacker's header from a Mesut Ozil cross was denied entry. The score at the end of the first 45minutes was 4-0.

Not too far into the second half, Westbrom got what we could call a consolation goal as that did not have any significant effect on the final result. McAuley headed Brunt's corner-kick past David Ospina and that ensured that the hosts did not keep a clean sheet.

Had he remained on the field till the end of the game, maybe he would have banged in more but Walcott was subbed and Olivier Giroud came on. Aaron Ramsey replaced Coquelin while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came in for Wilshere.

Arsenal almost added a fifth when Ramsey collected Ozil's pass and thumped a shot against the far post. And Ramsey went close again with a deft clip which Myhill tipped onto the frame of the goal.

Arsene Wenger's boys had cause to be in high spirits ahead of their FA Cup final clash this Saturday. They will go into that game with a lot of confidence and this victory will go a long way in helping them lay hold on the title for the second consecutive time.

Arsenal finished this season in third position on the League table. That means automatic Champions League qualification for them, no playoffs required. It's the first time they are finishing third in the past three years. It is also worthy to note that Arsenal conceded only 36 goals in the league this season. We have never finished the last seven seasons with such a small number of conceded goals. That shows how well our defence has improved. Kudos to the Gunners!!!!

Now that the Premier League season has ended, the FA Cup is what our sights are on. Let's win it and at least know that we have a reward for the season's hardwork.

Before I leave, let me tell you this. Premier League Goals in 2014/15: Radamel Falcao - 4 goals in 26 games. Theo Walcott - 5 goals in 14 games. Looooooooool!!!

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