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Parting Shots: Arsenal pick Villa apart to go second

Well, that was fun.

let the good times roll
let the good times roll
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I woke up yesterday firmly believing I knew which team had the capacity to emphatically beat an already-relegated team and which had the capacity to cap off their season with a really stupid, really bad, really embarrassing loss. Turns out I was one hundred percent dead wrong. Couldn't be happier for it! Here are some match reports from around the interwebs:

Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa: Premier League match report - The Short Fuse
Well, that was basically the perfect end to a weird season.

The Good, the Sad and the Spursy: Happy St Totteringham's Day - The Short Fuse
Well, now, wasn't that something?

Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa: Hahahahahahahahahahaha - Arseblog ... an Arsenal blog
So, we all knew the permutations. We had to win, Sp*rs had to lose and we’d finish second.

Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa - Match report | Arsenal first team, ladies and academy results and fixtures | |
Olivier Giroud's hat-trick and Mikel Arteta's late goal secure second place for the Gunners at Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal 4 Aston Villa 0: Gregg Evans' match report with stats and pictures - Birmingham Mail
Olivier Giroud fired in a sublime hat-trick to send Aston Villa crashing down into the Championship on the back of another demoralising defeat.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa match report: Gunners finish above Tottenham thanks to Olivier Giroud hat-trick | Premier League | Sport | The Independent

Arsenal 4 Aston Villa 0: Olivier Giroud scored three before an injury-time own goal completed the rout, a result that meant they moved above Spurs who lost to Newcastle

BONUS MATCH REPORT: Newcastle vs Tottenham match report: Spurs heartbreak as Arsenal move above them following shock defeat | Premier League | Sport | The Independent

Newcastle 5 Tottenham 1: Spurs needed just a draw to secure second spot but fell apart at St James' Park despite Newcastle being reduced to 10 men

Please enjoy every single ounce of this today because we have a long summer of transfer rumors and breath-holding over possible international injuries ahead. Once more unto the breach!