Arsenal 5 Burnley 0
Aubameyang 14,75 Lacazette 45+3, Kolasinac 54, Iwobi 64

Arsenal’s farewell home game under Arsene Wenger at the Emirates was a rousing five star performance to thrash Burnley 5-0. Whatever may transpire from now on in, in the search for Wenger’s replacement, the new incoming Arsenal manager will inherit a youthful side with an attack combination of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette with the supply lines furnished from the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The first two of that trio were on target here, an Aubameyang opener with Lacazette, Sead Kolasinac, Alex Iwobi and the final strike courtesy of Arsenal’s number 14 to seal a memorable win. Celebrations of the achievements of Arsenal’s most successful manager commenced after the final whistle where a presentation to commemorate the 2003-04 season of the Invincibles was presented in the north London sunshine to Wenger following a current and former player guard of honour.

What we saw on the pitch was Wenger’s side at it’s very best with goals, lots of goals to back up the overwhelming possession the Gunners enjoyed. Burnley were there for the taking and Arsenal duly obliged. Lacazette was the architect of the opener, taking Bellerin’s pass, then again from Iwobi to cross where Aubameyang found the perfect place to be to tap in for 1-0.

Aubameyang ŵas in the mood and Arsenal had no problem lifting their own mood following Europe League semi-final heartache at the hands of Atletico Madrid in the week. The Gabon striker was cup tied for that and other Europa League games since his January arrival and once gain demonstrated his eagerness to show what Arsenal can expect form their record signing next season. Under whose charge that will be remains a mystery. However for the present, Wenger and a packed Emirates enjoyed matters on the pitch.

Arsenal were two goals to the good when Iwobi fed Bellerin on right to cross, and Lacazette half volleyed in for 2-0 at the break, as the home side enjoyed their game in the sunshine.

Although Jack Wilshere has been offered a new deal he has yet to commit to the club. But he was almost on the scoresheet but couldn’t find the target. However, soon after he had the assist for Arsenal’s third goal, and what a finish it was too.

Wilshere played the ball out wide where Kolasinac thundered home with some force, giving Nick Pope no chance.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is another player who will come to the fore next season, and he showed here again the consistency and intelligence on the way we should really expect Mesut Özil and to be.The German was absent here with a back injury but Mkhitaryan’s game neglected any big miss. The Armenian curled one just wide of the post but soon, after, the Gunners scored a fourth goal.

Aubameyang on the left found Iwobi who having realised he had time, duly took aim to beat Pope with a left footed pile driver at his near post. Bathed in sunshine and in a sea of red as every fan was given a red T-shirt marking Wenger’s farewell game, Arsenal were indeed enjoying some sorely missed fun in the sun. A poor away record, and suffering two home defeats has managed to cost the Gunners this season. The foundation however is there for whoever replaces Wenger next season.

First there was another Aubamyeag goal to savour. Bellerin crossed from the right and instinctively, Aumabeyang cushioned to lob in past Pope to make it 5-0. With a young inexperienced centre back paring of Calum Chambers and Konstantinos Mavropanos, Arsenal did well to keep a clean sheet. At just 20 years of age Mavropanos looks a genuine prospect, showing that he can combine the good stuff with steel when needed.

A 5-0 scoreline and the perfect way to conclude Wenger’s home tenure at the Emirates. With trips to Leicester and then Huddersfield next Sunday, Wenger will be keen to see his side deliver more of the same as they did against the Clarets.