Norwich City 0 Arsenal 2
(Ramsey 53, Jenkinson 62)

Aaron Ramsey and Carl Jenkinson second half strikes were enough for Arsenal to come away from Carrow Road with all three points. Baring a 17 goal swung in their favour, Norwich City were all but doomed to the Championship ahead of Sunday afternoon’s kick off. In their customary professional way, the Gunners were quietly efficient in doing their job as focus now shifts to Saturday’s FA Cup final.

The title may have been won by Manchester City, but having led the Premiership table 128 times this season, and having to accept a fourth place finish on 79 points would suggest that Arsene Wenger’s side are headed in the right direction.

“It’s the first time in the Premier League that you finish fourth with 79 points and it was very tight. I believe that Liverpool can be frustrated tonight, we can be frustrated, Chelsea can be frustrated because only one team can win it. But at the top the number of points made by all the four teams is top quality,” said Wenger.

With nothing but pride to play for Norwich started in determined mood, with Lukasz Fabianksi having to deny Jamar Loza and Robert Snodgrass.

Laurent Koscielny was alert to clear the danger from Russell Martin’s menacing run and Fabianski had act to keep out to Nathan Redmond’s lopping shot after 18 minutes.

As well as Fabianski, Wenger made a total of five changes, with Jenkinson, Kieran Gibbs, Tomas Rosicky and Ramsey comimg in for Wojciech Szczesny, Nacho Monreal, Mathieu Flamini, Santi Cazorla and Per Mertesacker.

Having kept the home side at bay, the Gunners settled and began to pass and move and saw Lukas Podolski denied by Ruddy. The Canaries’ ‘ keeper then denied Olivier Giroud with a fingertip save, as the Gunners stepped up their intensity. Ramsey was getting a sighter on goal after a weaving run, but saw his shot blocked.

As the half came to a close, Giroud’s sharp turn and shot was again kept out by Ruddy, but that sequence would not last.

Jenkinson and Gibbs were denied after the restart, but after 53 minutes, Ramsey broke the deadlock in stunning fashion.

Giroud chipped to find Ramsey, who instinctively unleashed a right footed volley to beat Ruddy into the far corner of his net, to claim his 15th goal of a injury ravaged season.

Ten minutes later and lifelong Arsenal fan, Jenkinson got his first goal with a toe poke after Podolski had seen his effort deflected from Gibbs’ cross. It might not feature in any goal of the season competition, but that didn’t stop Jenkinson celebrating as if he had won the prestigious season ending competition, and why not?

Loud applause when Jack Wilshere came on for the final 30 minutes or so, for his first taste of action for 8 weeks, and for Abou Diaby after after 74 minutes after an absence of 14 months.

With the Premiership now over for another season, the not so small matter of the FA Cup final Wembley date with Hull will occupy Wenger’s mind, and the chance to end the nine year drought for silverware.