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  • T. Walcott(4',14',37')
  • J. Wilshere(17')
  • G. McAuley(57')
Arsenal 4-1 West Brom: Walcott & Wilshere help Gunners secure third place
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West Brom provided a much-improved second half performance, getting a deserved goal through McAuley. There could have been more as the post came to both sides' rescue on a few occasions. Theo Walcott leaves the field with the match ball.
Arsenal end their Premier League season on a high with a great 4-1 win over West Brom. Despite the result, Tony Pulis' side will be more than satisfied with their final league position. A hat-trick from Walcott will give Wenger something to think about ahead of their FA Cup final next weekend, while Wilshere also put in a great display.
90 + 3'
The referee blows for full time to bring this Premier League season to a close.
90 + 1'
OFF THE BAR! Ospina is saved some blushes by the crossbar after he makes a mess of Gardner's long-range effort. Both sides are looking for a late goal.
88'
Chance for Baird! Arsenal fail to deal with a West Brom attack which sees the ball fall to Baird from outside the area. The defender's powerful shot stings Ospina's hands but was too close to him to cause more trouble.
86'
Half a chance for West Brom. A great ball is played over the top for Gardner who tries to chip it over a rushing Ospina from a tight angle, but his effort goes just wide.
84'
Ramsey has another chance! This time, his effort from the left hand side goes wide of the goal and doesn't trouble Myhill.
83'
POST AGAIN! After a great ball from Ozil, Ramsey does superbly to wiggle around the West Brom defenders and curl an effort toward the top corner but Myhill makes a great save which goes off the post and out for a corner.
81'
OFF THE POST! Ramsey's thunderous strike rattles the post! Ozil rolls it in for Ramsey on the edge of the area and the shot had Myhill beaten.
79'
Ozil and Sanchez manage to string together a number of quick, intricate passes in and around West Brom's penalty area but it comes to nothing as Sanchez is offside.
77'

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Jack Wilshere

77'
Wilshere, who has been excellent today, comes off for Oxlade-Chamberlain. An encouraging move a week before the Cup final.
75'
Chance for West Brom! Ospina makes a good save from Brunt's shot, the rebound falls to Morrison but his volley goes over the goal.
73'
Sanchez looks for Giroud in the middle but delivers a poor ball after a terrific one-two between Ramsey and Giroud.
71'
Ramsey plays the ball out wide to Sanchez who takes an early shot low to Myhill's left. Meanwhile, Gibbs is still struggling with the shoulder injury he picked up earlier.
69'

Olivier Giroud

Theo Walcott

69'

Aaron Ramsey

Francis Coquelin

68'
Arsenal make a double substitution; Ramsey comes on for Coquelin while Giroud comes on for hat-trick hero Walcott.
67'
Gardner feeds in Anichebe, who was tightly marked by Gabriel, and the big striker has an effort which goes wide. Better from West Brom.
65'
Ozil pulls off an excellent dummy to get past Dawson before delivering a good cross from the left flank toward Walcott, but there's just too much on it for him to make clean contact.
63'
Albion continue to offer more with Morrison having a shot at goal after Berahino slipped a ball through to him on the edge of the area.
61'
Coquelin plays an excellent long ball from inside his own half toward Walcott but he cannot make clean contact and the ball goes out for a goal kick.
60'

Chris Baird

Claudio Yacob

60'
Arsenal are looking a little more flat since the goal, with Wilshere's attempted cross going out of play.
57'

Chris Brunt 

57'

Gareth McAuley 

GOAL! West Brom get one back through McAuley's header, from the resulting corner taken by Brunt. Ospina will have to take some of the blame after coming for the ball and coming nowhere close to it.

56'
Meanwhile, West Brom win a free-kick which Fletcher floats into box. Anichebe manages to turn away from his marker and get a shot away which is saved. West Brom corner.
55'
Gibbs and Anichebe collide in the air, and Gibbs has come off second best. The left back seems to have hurt his shoulder and is receiving treatment.
54'

Craig Gardner

Callum McManaman

53'
The resulting corner eventually falls to Cazorla who has his curling long-range effort palmed away by Myhill. The ball fell into the path of Walcott who couldn't quite control it properly.
52'
Arsenal win a corner after an ambitious volley from Coquelin takes a deflection.
51'
Tony Pulis makes an attacking change, taking off defender Olsson for Victor Anichebe.
51'

Victor Anichebe

Jonas Olsson

50'
Arsenal knock the ball around nicely in their own half before Sanchez plays in Walcott but his pass has just too much pace on it.
48'

Héctor Bellerín 

48'
Half a chance for West Brom from the resulting free kick. Brunt's delivery is met at the near-post by Olsson, but he didn't know too much about it and it goes out of play.
47'
West Brom make an improved start to the second half, winning a free kick in Arsenal's half, for which Bellerin picks up a yellow card.
46'
We're back underway as the visitors start the second half.
Both Wilshere and Walcott celebrated their goals in the first half by running over to embrace the Arsenal physiotherapist, who has recently helped them return from their respective injuries.
A superb half for Arsenal, who lead 4-0 at the break. Wilshere and Walcott have been in sublime form, popping up all over the pitch. West Brom have offered nothing in reply, which could mean more goals in the second half.
45 + 2'
The referee blows for halftime.
45 + 1'
Another chance for Arsenal! Wilshere's does well to collect Cazorla's pass into the box before his shot is blocked over for a corner.
44'
The resulting free kick is rolled forward for Morrison whose shot is deflected and easily claimed by Ospina.
43'
Albion win a free kick in a dangerous area after a driving run from Morrison is halted by Gibbs.
41'
Great save from Myhill to deny Walcott a fourth! The shot came in low and hard from outside of the area and is turned away for a corner.
39'
West Brom seem powerless to stop Arsenal's constant attacks, getting dispossessed every time they venture into Arsenal's half.
37'

Santi Cazorla 

37'

Theo Walcott 

HAT-TRICK FOR WALCOTT! Walcott taps the ball in at the far post after sensational buildup play from Wilshere and Cazorla.

34'
Two quick chances for Arsenal! First, Sanchez has his shot blocked after a cut back from Walcott. West Brom can't clear the danger, though, and Walcott has a tame shot saved by Myhill.
33'
West Brom take the sting out of Arsenal's attack temporarily with a period of possession.
31'
Cazorla tries his luck this time with an effort outside the area after a lovely turn and pass from Sanchez. Cazorla's shot is deflected away for a corner.
30'
Chance! Mertesacker makes a darting run across the box to connect to Ozil's low free kick but his effort is met by Myhill.
29'
Wilshere, who is picking up positions all over the park, neatly plays in Walcott before the ball falls to Cazorla. The Spaniard wins a free kick on the right hand side of the area, which Ozil will take.
27'
Arsenal continue to pass the ball around the penalty area before Wilshere finds Walcott on the right hand side but his cross for Sanchez goes out of play.
25'
Chance! Wilshere continues his excellent start to the game with another shot at Myhill's goal after a quick one-two with Sanchez.
24'
Arsenal win another free kick outside the West Brom penalty area. The floated ball in causes some confusion for the West Brom defenders who appeal for offside, which isn't given. Ultimately the ball goes out for a goal kick.
22'
Brilliant save from Myhill! Arsenal open up West Brom who lost posession in the midfiled Sanchez's pass finds Walcott who tried to curl an effort across Myhill's goal but the goalkeeper makes a good stop.
19'
West Brom cannot handle Arsenal at the moment, who are passing the ball around at pace with great ease.
17'

Gabriel Paulista 

17'

Jack Wilshere 

GOAL! WHAT A STRIKE! Wilshere smashes it on the half volley into the top corner from outside the penalty area after Arsenal's corner fell to the Englishman. Arsenal go 3-0 up.

16'
It's all too easy for Arsenal at the moment. Walcott wins a corner after combining well with Wilshere on the right hand side.
14'

Theo Walcott 

GOAL! Walcott gets his second! West Brom fail to properly deal with the danger and the ball falls for Walcott who toe pokes it into the net. Sanchez and Ozil combined well in the build up.

10'
West Brom create half a chance against the run of play but Berahino's speculative effort goal well wide.
9'
Chance! Smart save from Myhill as Sanchez's shot goes across the face of the goal after some great interplay around the West Brom penalty area from Sanchez and Cazorla.
6'
Chance! Arsenal win a free kick on the edge of the West Brom penalty area after a spell of quick passes. Sanchez's curling effort flashes over Myhill's goal.
4'

Santi Cazorla 

4'

Theo Walcott 

GOAL! Thunderous strike from Theo Walcott! Arsenal patiently pass the ball around a packed West Brom penalty area before Cazorla picks out Walcott out wide who fires his shot across the goal into the top corner.

2'
Offside! Brunt gets away the first effort of the afternoon which is saved by Ospina. The flag goes up for offside.
1'
And we're off! Arsenal get us underway at the Emirates.
We're just moments away from kickoff as the teams make their way out onto the pitch.
West Brom team news: Tony Pulis has made no changes to the West Brom team which beat the League champions 3-0 last weekend. Youssouf Mulumbu and Andre Wisdom miss out on a place in the 18-man squad altogether.
Arsenal team news: Arsenal make three changes from their 0-0 draw against Sunderland with Gabriel, Coquelin and Walcott coming in for Koscielny, Ramsey and Giroud. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain makes his return from injury to earn a spot on the bench a week before the FA Cup final.
West Brom Substitues: Palmer, Baird, Gamboa, Gardner, Anichebe, Ideye, Roberts.
West Brom XI (4-3-3): Myhill; Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Lescott; Fletcher, Yacob, Morrison; McManaman, Brunt, Berahino.
Arsenal substitutes: Szczesny; Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud.
Arsenal XI (4-3-3): Ospina, Bellerin, Gabriel, Mertesacker, Gibbs; Coquelin, Cazorla, Wilshere; Ozil, Alexis, Walcott.
Tonight’s visitors sit in 13th on the table, and a poor goal difference means that with a victory today, the best position they can realistically achieve is 12th. Meanwhile, a superior goal difference could see Arsenal finish above Manchester United even if they lose today.
The home side come into the game having failed to score in their last three home matches and need a point to secure third spot in the table. Wenger’s side will be hoping for a good performance before their trip to Wembley next weekend. West Brom will be full of confidence after their impressive 3-0 victory over Chelsea last weekend.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of today’s Premier League match between Arsenal and West Brom. My name is Roland Kesler and I’ll be guiding you through all of the action from the Emirates on the final day of the Premier League season.
LAST FIVE MATCHES
Arsenal
W D D L W
24/05/15
4-1
21/05/15
0-0
17/05/15
1-1
12/05/15
0-1
05/05/15
1-3
W.Brom
L W D W D
24/05/15
4-1
19/05/15
3-0
09/05/15
1-1
02/05/15
0-1
25/04/15
0-0
HEAD TO HEAD
3
2
0
24/05/15
4-1
29/11/14
0-1
04/05/14
1-0
06/10/13
1-1
26/09/13
1-1
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