Much maligned forward Olivier Giroud scored a hat trick and Arsenal dispatched Aston Villa 4-0 at the Emirates on their way to clinching second place in the Premier League.
Arsenal just needs a point from its final match this season to secure a third-place finish following a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Manchester City.
Olivier Giroud netted a brace for Arsenal but Joe Allen equalized just before stoppage time and the two clubs had to settle for a point each at Anfield.
After picking up a hat trick in Greece in midweek Olivier Giroud added a first half goal from the penalty spot at Villa Park.
Arsenal's streak of advancing to the knockout stages of the Champions League continues as they pulled out a 3-0 win behind an Olivier Giroud hat trick and a strong performance from Joel Campbell.
Olivier Giroud scored an own goal for Sunderland and then a goal at the right end for Arsenal and it was the second one that proved decisive as Arsenal beat Sunderland 3-1 at the Emirates.
Olivier Giroud continued his excellent goal-scoring form but Arsenal were routed in Munich as Bayern Munich beat the Gunners 5-1 in Champions League action.
Olivier Giroud continued to score at a prolific rate as he scored Arsenal's opener against Everton in the Gunners' 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium.
Olivier Giroud continued his exceptional goalscoring form from the substitutes bench as he came on late against Bayern Munich and scored the winner.
Olivier Giroud scored his third goal as a substitute in the Premier League this season in Arsenal's 3-0 win over Watford on Saturday.
Olivier Giroud scored a spectacular volley from a Mesut Ozil cross before goals for each side from a Palace defender for a 2-1 win for Arsene Wenger's side.
Arsenal have confirmed via social media that contrary to reports Olivier Giroud was never unconscious at any stage following a sickening clash of heads with West Ham defender James Tomkins.
Arsenal got six goals from six different players and they were all worth watching as the Gunners got off to a scorching start in their yearly pre-season tournament with a 6-0 win over Lyon.
For the second time in a few weeks, reports are circulating that Arsenal have lost the race to sign Jackson Martinez. This time to Atletico Madrid.