Thursday, February 29, 2024

Report: Arsenal 5-0 Wolves (not inc. goals…we’re in the pub)

Arsenal brought the curtain down on the 2023/24 campaign with a comfortable 5-0 win over Wolves at Emirates Stadium.

With the visitors firmly ensconced in mid-table and Arsenal confirmed as runners-up, this was a relaxed affair in the north London sunshine.

On his final appearance for the club before an expected summer move to Bayer Leverkusen, Granit Xhaka took the game by the scruff of the neck scoring an early brace.

The midfielder headed home a Jesus cross from close range to break the deadlock and not long after tapped home from inside the six yard box after a darting run by Saka and a flicked pass by Odegaard provoked a miskick inside the six-yard box that diverted the ball into his path.

Fresh from committing his long-term future to the club, Saka was a constant threat and it was little surprise he got himself on the scoresheet. With a quick touch, he moved himself onto his left foot on the diagonal before curling home.

It was more of the same after the break with Arsenal mounting wave after wave of attack and Wolves resorting to lumping the ball clear for brief periods of respite.

It felt like another goal was always on the cards and sure enough, Gabriel Jesus produced a fine header from close range to convert a Leandro Trossard cross. Jakub Kiwior then added a historic fifth, taking the season’s tally to 88 goals; the most the Gunners have ever scored in a Premier League season.

The win means Arsenal end the campaign with 84 points, a total that has only been bettered twice in the Premier League era by Arsene Wenger’s Invincibles and his 01/02 double-winning side.

It’s been one hell of a ride and today’s crowd stayed behind in numbers to show their appreciation. There was also an opportunity to wave goodbye to a few faces, most notably Granit Xhaka who is set to leave the club after seven seasons.

Now attention turns to how we go one step better. A busy summer awaits…

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Ebuka Nwaokeke

Ok

Bruce

Marvellous

Sansanto

Good second step, boys. Let’s beef up the squad in the summer and win it next year.

Db412

Cheers to a very enjoyable season . The future is bright and the best thing we can do now is avoid twitter this summer and the relentless flapping/opinion until the club announces anything!

Cyprus The Immortal Gooner

Despite the disappointment towards the end, looking at our season from a distant perspective, we should be proud of our team. We managed to push City till the end and finished comfortably 2nd. Squad can only get better and we’re back in the CL…

Ealing

Not losing to citeh would have meant -4 to them and + 2 to us, and Premier league champions. Sometimes we need to play for a draw

A Different George

Because all the other results would have stayed the same.

Pigaroulettes

Yeah we lost the title to man city. But :
1) We were heads and shoulder above anyone else.
2) We are the youngest team in the league and we’re only gonna get better.
3) We had an exciting season and the connexion between the players and the fans is amazing.
4) WE ARE BACK IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE.

So proud of this team and these players.

charvakan

Wonderful stuff! Plus, Spuds out of Europe and Big Sam is relegated. I’m not even thinking about next season. This was marvelous.

yen

Absolutely loved this season, thanks to the whole Arseblog team for being an important part of it!

Fatgooner

Nice little 5-0 win and a sparkling performance just when it absolutely doesn’t matter.

Where were these players against Brighton and Forest?

A piss-take

Fatgooner

Oh, and by the way: we’ve lost the league by only 6 points. That’s just two defeats. Brighton? Forest?

Sam

If title was still up for grabs, City would have played stronger team today and probably won

mporter7625

Brighton was trying. Wolves at the beach.

Ealing

Two losses against citeh , turn them into two draws and would have won the league

Fatgooner

And what about the four points thrown away against West Ham and Southampton?

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

Sounds so simple but, that would just mean City playing a strong team in the last 2 games, and winning them

Fatgooner

Bollocks. We’ll never know, because we didn’t try.

Trixie Popsicle

Stop bloody whining, the seasons over ffs

Fatgooner

Yes! And WE should have been lifting the PL trophy today, NOT City!

Mentalista

> finishes with 84 points
> “We didn’t try”

A Different George

26 wins. Sound familiar?

wrightstuff8

Chill out bro. Learn to appreciate the good times even if we aren’t quite there yet.

Ozzie

Exactly, we’ll never know, so speculate all you want. And as for not trying, you’ve clearly never played sport at a competitive level.

Morrisey fan #1

Never change!!! Fun to get a different perspective 😂

Giuseppe Hovno

*the same perspective over and over again

baz00r

Fuck you’re a miserable cunt

AusGunner

Oh look, Piers’ alt has some thoughts

Jeff Febus

If we are selling Xhaka to Leverkusen – surely we will get more than 13 million….

Maniac

Not if our current record of selling players is anything to go by…

Peter Cechs helmet

If xhakas going why take him off.?
Is Arteta some kind of unfeeling robot… I think so. Love Granit, shown more love and desire over seven turbulent years than any other player.

Shame on you Arsenal

Ozzie

Substituting on your last game is usually seen as a tribute because them a chance for an ovation.

Qwaliteee

Exactly. Well said. 👍

AusGunner

Are you new to football?

ArsenesLongSufferingZipper

Almost like we were tied with City on points and needed a better goal difference to win the league.

It Is What It Is

Practice!

RockyRog58

How do we celebrate when ffp kicks Citeh in the cajones ? Many many more positives than negatives come out of the season

Ozzie

That’s a lot of points and goal difference we’ll be getting back over the years!

portugunner

by the way: cajon isn`t the same as cojon…

Ozzie

You’re right, a kick in the drawers isn’t quite the same. Obrigado!

Peter Cechs helmet

Why am I being moderated?
I guess because don’t pay I don’t have a voice.
Nice touch

North Bank Gooner

Mate, just no. Patience…..

chepetin

Maybe because Petr Cech is today’s guest moderator and he doesn’t like it when people misspell his name

Teryima Adi

Great performance by the boys. They did us proud this season. On to the next phase of the process.

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

Really pleased about this season!
Can’t wait for the transfer window and next season to start

Qwaliteee

Today Mrs Q and I celebrate our 35th Wedding Anniversary (which, apparently, is known as the Coral anniversary) We went for a nice meal and stayed in a plush hotel last night and then today (thanks to a favour called in from a mate) we had a couple of tickets upstairs in the Clock End. So it was great this morning to put on His and Hers new Home shirts (a present from our eldest son) and then make our way to the ground holding hands, eating ice cream and enjoying the sunshine. A great result to end what has… Read more »

Never Happen

Sounds just perfect! Happy Anniversary🎉🎉

Qwaliteee

Thankyou. 😊👍🍾🥂

Qwaliteee

We had a lovely BBQ Chez Qwaliteee, with lots of community singing of Arsenal songs with our fellow Islington neighbours joining in – particularly with Allez Allez Allez and We Nearly Won The League Then my eldest son, who had been designated DJ for the evening, put on Spandau Ballet’s ‘True’ to round things off – allowing Mrs Q and I to have a smooch (‘True’ is our tune) amidst cheers and good natured banter. Never let it be said that us Arsenal fans don’t know how to take the bad times on the chin and celebrate the good times!… Read more »

ObiKing

Congrats sir.

Qwaliteee

Thanks mate!
😊 👍 🍺 🍺

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