Arsenal v Aston Villa, 15 May 2016

Score4-0 to Arsenal
RefereeMark Clattenburg
CompetitionPremier League
VenueEmirates Stadium
Attendance60,007
Since their first meeting in 1904, this was the first time that Arsenal had completed a run of five consecutive league wins against Aston Villa. Kick-off: 3.00pm

Goals:

Olivier Giroud 5 G
Olivier Giroud 78 G
Olivier Giroud 80 G
Mark Bunn own goal 90 OG

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Petr Čech
Defender Héctor Bellerin
Defender Nacho Monreal
Midfielder Francis Coquelin
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder Santi Cazorla
Midfielder Jack Wilshere
Midfielder/Forward Alexis Sánchez
Forward Olivier Giroud

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mark Bunn
Defender Aly Cissokho
Defender Jordan Lyden
Defender Kevin Toner
Defender/Centre back Joleon Lescott
Defender/Midfielder Leandro Bacuna
Defender/Midfielder Ashley R Westwood
Midfielder Idrissa Gueye
Midfielder Carlos Sánchez
Forward Jordan Ayew
Forward Scott Sinclair

Substitutions:

Mohamed Elneny for Jack Wilshere 69
Mikel Arteta for Mesut Özil 88
Joel Campbell for Santi Cazorla 88

Substitutions:

Micah Richards for Joleon Lescott 65
Jack Grealish for Jordan Lyden 75

Cards:

Cards:

Carlos Sánchez 39 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper David Ospina
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Gibbs
Midfielder Mikel Arteta
Midfielder Mohamed Elneny
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey
Midfielder/Forward Alex Iwobi
Forward Joel Campbell

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Brad Guzan
Defender Micah Richards
Midfielder Carles Gil
Midfielder/Forward Jack Grealish
Midfielder/Forward Adama Traoré
Forward Rudy Gestede

Comments:

Final league position 2015-16: 2nd With this final day win and Tottenham Hotspur's defeat at relegated Newcastle United, Arsenal finished second in the Premier League for the first time since 2004-05. They also qualified for the UEFA Champions League for a 19th consecutive season; only Real Madrid (20) had a longer such sequence. Olivier Giroud scored his first Premier League hat-trick and the Gunners' 37th in the competition's history. The French forward concluded his best season for the North London club with a total of 25 goals in all competitions.

Comments:

Final league position 2015-16: 20th Aston Villa concluded their relegation season and ended their ever-present status in the Premier League with a new club lowest season points total of 17. Their previous record of 18 had stood since the 1890-91 season in a 22-game League Division One campaign. Villa were the only team not to score more than two goals in a Premier League game in 2015-16. Mark Bunn scored his own goal in the second minute of added time in the second half.