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90+3'
At the other end Ozil's cross from the left nearly leads to an own-goal as the ball pinball off Norwich defenders and out for a corner... a corner which won't come as there's the final whistle! Arsenal end a league campaign which pales compared to their quest for silverware next weekend on a high, while Norwich are officially relegated.
90+2'
Eliott Bennett almost pulls one back with a great strike and it nearly comes to a rebound too as Fabianski spills before recovering!
90+1'
Jenkinson played into space on the right but his cross attempt goes out for a goal kick. He's scored already, bless him.
90'
Two minutes added on here.
88'
Another attempt at direct balls in from the right almost finds Loza once again. This time the diagonal from Martin has too much pace on it for the 20-year-old.
87'
Sanogo denied a third by Ruddy's fingertips! Close range shot from a tight angle on the left!
85'
Confident Arsenal move ends with Wilshere losing balance after beating two men to get into the box. His toe-poke dribbles straight to Ruddy as a result.
83'
Dangerous early ball in from the right has to be headed out of Loza's cross-hairs. The Jamaican was in a good position to convert that otherwise.
81'
Arteta will go for goal here, it's in range... but it's also quite deflected off Hooper and straight at Ruddy.
80'
 
Meanwhile more bad news for the other Bennett as he pulls down Sanogo as he chases Fabianski's subsequent kick upfield. Yellow card.
79'
Glorious chance for one back wasted by Norwich as a good cascading passage of passes culminated with E Bennett pretty much passing the ball to Fabianski while through on goal. He had an option to square pass for a tap in too!
78'
Will Loza be instrumental in Norwich's bid to return to the top flight at the first attempt, Canaries fans? Let me know via Twitter @liamhappe
77'
Loza is a lively soul. He moves well between the defence to latch onto a square pass on the right and his wild drive needs a parry from Fabianski.
Norwich City Substitution
76'
That's two returns from lengthy injuries as Diaby returns for the first time in two years and Bennett makes a first runpiut since the first day of the season.
75'
 
And Norwich will make another change which means all six are used up. Eliott Bennett on for Redmond.
Arsenal Substitution
Arsenal Substitution
73'
 
Abou Diaby sighting as he replaces Rosicky, while Yaya Sanogo is on for Giroud.
71'
Norwich have lost their final PL match of the campaign only once in their previous six PL seasons (W2-D3), the 6-0 defeat at Fulham on 15 May 2005, the last time they were relegated from the PL.
70'
Good spell this from the home side but they cannot find a way past the back line.
68'
Loza with a good surge forward which is denied by an excellent Sagna slide in. Had to get that spot-on in the box. Will they miss Bacary next season?
67'
Bombing run from Olsson wins a corner off centre-back for the day Sagna, but Arsenal launch a (unsuccessful) counter from it.
66'
Jenkinson tries a shot from an acute angle on the right but Ruddy gets down well to his right to save.
65'
Carl Jenkinson is the 17th different Arsenal player (excl. own goals) to score in the PL this season, equalling the club's record for a PL campaign. They had 17 different goalscorers in 2002/03, 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12 (all excl. own goals).
64'
@BhushanShah_ is feeling optimistic: "So Diaby and Sanogo to come on and score the other 15 goals between them to secure third place, while Chelsea lose?" Follow @liamhappe and have your say!!
Arsenal Substitution
63'
 
Ramsey will now bow out for the season with Wilshere getting about half an hour in his place. He likes playing against Norwich.
62'
 
GOAL! Arsenal double their lead and it's Carl Jenkinson, of all people! A Podolski shot from a cross from the left is deflected into his path and the right-back's own effort from six yards is deflected in. 0-2!
Arsenal Goal

Bottom Left

60'
Redmond played into space outside the 'D' but he curls his effort well off-target.
58'
 
Elmander, who has been anonymous (is that a Norwich striker prerequisite these days?) is replaced by Gary Hooper while Jamar Loza is on for Tettey.
Norwich City Substitution
Norwich City Substitution
57'
Norwich are going to make changes now. Could be more than one, too.
56'
Another nice move forward by the visitors before Rosicky's first-time driven cross is hacked away.
55'
Aaron Ramsey scores Arsenal's 20th consecutive PL goal by a non-English player. It is their longest run without an Englishman scoring (excl. own goals) since October 2009 to March 2010 (39 goals).
53'
 
GOAL! And what a goal from Ramsey! Beautiful volley into the far top corner from the Welshman after great work from Giroud, who took it forward, faked a shot of his own before floating in the cross for the assist. 0-1!
Arsenal Goal

Top Left

52'
Brisk pace to the start of this half from both sides, though with little end product.
50'
Jenkinson is played in as he cuts in from the right wing, but after beating Martin he is challenged well by Turner - another Charlton academy product.
49'
Captain Kompany has made it 2-0 City. The title is theirs.
48'
Norwich have been involved in five PL goalless draws this season. Only West Ham (6) have been involved in more this campaign. Norwich's club PL record for 0-0s in a season is six in 1994/95 and 2012/13.
47'
Remember even if there's no goals we can still have some fun - send over some thoughts musings and other offerings via Twitter. Follow me @liamhappe and I'll publish your tweets to me.
46'
Norwich kick off the second half, the last time they'll likely do so for at least a year in the Premier League.
45+1'
Half-time and it's goalless. 4-7 in attempts at goal in favour of Arsenal, with 1-3 on target.
45'
One minute added on at the end of the first 45.
44'
Norwich sitting further back as the half progresses now, soaking up a lot of the Arsenal play. Looks like they feel a chance may come on the counter having looked more confident in possession at the start of the game.
42'
@spadalbert chimes in on the 'where it went wrong for Arsenal' debate, saying "Injuries were the only reason we didn't win the title IMHO. More specifically Ramsey's absence. 7 points is nothing, 3 games." - agree/diagree? follow @liamhappe on Twitter - may have to give priority publish to those who follow from this point as the debate gets heated...
41'
70% possession from Arsenal, who have nonetheless had their hands full whenever Norwich have broken forward from time to time.
40'
Better from Giroud, who has been awkward and clumsy so far today as he collects a short Rosicky ball with his back to goal, turns neatly and forces another fine Ruddy parry with a 20-yard drive.
39'
Man City finally lead as Liverpool remain behind! It'll take some high drama for LFC now...
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37'
Norwich breakaway but can only find a crack at goal via overlapping full-back Olsson who lashes well wide of the far post from 20.
35'
Ramsey beats Johnson to a loose Ozil pass and floats beyond two other yellow shirts before having a shot in his favoured range closed down by Turner. Crucial block in the circumstances.
34'
Looks like there's an attempted overhead kick in the blur of this latest corner but Norwich clear.
33'
Another limp Gunners corner but Ozil bombs forward on the left moments later and wins a corner off Martin with the centre.
32'
@freakoutfun says: "while we of course needed a striker, losing Ramsey, Özil and Walcott all at the same time hurt us most" - keep them coming to @liamhappe
31'
Giroud is through after a 1-2 with Podolski... tipped over by Ruddy as the striker tries to place it into the roof!
30'
@Dipo_humtydumty says: "this is the year arsenal fans have all been waiting for#FA Cup for Arsenal nothing more" - follow me on Twitter @liamhappe and keep the discussion coming, so we at least have something going on!
29'
Short-sighted from Snodgrass to play a ball from the right low and straight to a red shirt. Had options with a traditional lofted cross.
28'
Set piece comes to nothing, though.
27'
Corner to Arsenal - nice play which begins and ends with Podolski via Ramsey and a rather fortunate Giroud who stumbles through two men before backheeling to Lukas for a low shot parried behind by Ruddy.
26'
Gunners fan @GosiameFish has got involved via Twitter and he's not too pleased: "Even if we win FA Cup its a season of failure coz we should have won the league had we done the obvious, bought a striker in january" - agree/disagree? Follow @liamhappe and let me know!
25'
Away side on top here after weathering a couple of spells from the hosts.
24'
A clever Ramsey dummy, his second attempt of the game inside the Norwich box, would have worked this time around if Rosicky had a little more acceleration to latch onto it.
23'
Rosicky brings the ball forward with a nice run but Jenkinson's low cross is blocked off.
22'
Arsene Wenger is sat in the dugout with a towel on his lap. Has he wet himself?
20'
Oh, and moments after a tremendous Suarez lob goal was disallowed, Skrtel has own-goaled at home to Newcastle!
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19'
Gunners half-clear the flag kick and then stupidly try to play it short and fast out of the final third again, causing it to leak to Tettey for a rushed 20-yard drive over the bar.
18'
Redmond with a speculative drive from distance... pushed around the near post by Fabianski! Good strike and corner coming up.
17'
To make things even more drab today for the Canaries, it's absolutely peeing it down.
15'
Great play by Gibbs on the left before he slips it inside to Ramsey, who tries for a neat dummied return but it doesn't come off.
14'
Do we think Arsenal will win their first trophy in nine years on Saturday in the FA Cup final? Or will Hull heap even more pressure on Arsene Wenger? Let me know what you think by tweeting over to @liamhappe on Twitter
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13'
Norwich's biggest top flight winning margin is five. West Brom have lost by a seven-goal margin eight times in the top flight. A repeat of both those outcomes would still leave Norwich five goals short of safety.
12'
Arsenal are put under heavy pressure as they attempt to play their way out of that danger. Eventually get a defensive throw. Good closing down by the hosts.
11'
Koscielny is at full stretch to block a low cross from Martin after a good passage of Canaries play.
10'
We've had a couple of goals elsewhere in the country. Neither of them are particularly significant. We'll keep you informed if Liverpool or Man City go behind...
8'
Ozil slinks between two defenders to feed Podolski, who is offside as he whizzes an angled effort beyond the far post.
7'
The hosts have been looking to get the ball forward when in possession. They're open to at least making this a big of a flowing game.
5'
Ricky van Wolfswinkel's reported hissy fit (he's not even on the Norwich bench) means he finishes the season with a hefty nine shots on target.
4'
First intricate Arsenal passing attack is scuppered at the 'D' by resolute and disciplined Norwich defending.
3'
Sagna safely heads a long ball back to Fabianski. Could be an emotional final significant Premier League contribution.... unless he joins City.
2'
Remember we have minute-by-minute of every final day Prem fixture today. If we're lucky, one of them will be remotely entertaining.
1'
Arsenal kick the first half off. Here we go!
14:55
THINGS THAT COULD MAKE THIS GAME WORTH WATCHING: 1) Norwich winning 20-0 and somehow surviving; 2) Arsenal winning 20-0 and somehow finishing third at the expense of Chelsea; 3) A replica of the goal Jack Wilshere scored in the reverse fixture; 4) Bacary Sagna flipping off the away fans - got any more to add? Send them over to @liamhappe
14:50
Norwich/Arsenal fans! Pull yourselves away from the woe of impending relegation/anxiety ahead of the latest attempt to end the trophy drought come Saturday and get involved with today's matchcast! Follow @liamhappe on Twitter and tweet me your thoughts on this, the FA Cup, next season and anything else, really.
14:45
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14:40
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14:35
Norwich fans know full well what relegation feels like - very few clubs change divisions as much as they have in the last decade. According to a survey, that feeling is considered the male equivalent of childbirth. Hmm.
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14:30
Arsene Wenger: "You know, seven points is nothing. It is two games. But on the other hand, every team of the top four will be frustrated because you will think, 'Ah, we could have got this point and if we had done it, we would win the league'. If you look at Chelsea or Liverpool, they will say the same. We have to continue to develop as a team. We have bridged a big gap (from 2012/13) and we want to be better next season. How can we do that? We have hard work in the summer to achieve that."
14:25
Neil Adams: "I thoroughly enjoyed being involved with first-team football, so absolutely (I would like to stay on). I don't know what is going to happen, but it is something I am comfortable doing. I feel I am suited to it and have the skill set to do it. I made the step up to first-team football and it is something you don't want to step back from. I have got my fingers crossed and I am hopeful that I am able to carry on in some capacity, hopefully as the manager."
14:20
NORWICH: Ruddy, Martin, R.Bennett, Turner, Olsson, Tettey, Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Redmond, Elmander. Subs: Bunn, Whittaker, Fer, Hooper, E Bennett, Loza, Josh Murphy /// ARSENAL: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Sagna, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Rosicky, Ramsey, Ozil, Podolski, Giroud. Subs: Szczesny, Monreal, Wilshere, Kallstrom, Flamini, Diaby, Sanogo
14:15
Good afternoon and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of Norwich City's funeral procession - and the official crowning of Arsenal as fourth-place medal winners (no, it's not an actual thing - but it is a brilliant Yahoo US Sports blog...). My name is Liam Happe and I am desperately going to try to find something noteworthy about this fixture today. In the mean time, make it fun by getting involved via Twitter. Follow me @liamhappe and fire over predictions, jokes, messages to be published.

Starting Line-ups

Norwich City
Arsenal
    • 1
      Ruddy
    • 23
      Martin Olsson
    • 6
      Turner
    • 24
      Ryan Bennett
    • 5
      C
      Martin
    • 22
      Redmond
    • 27
      Tettey
    • 4
      Johnson
    • Snodgrass
    • 8
      Jonny Howson
    • 16
      Elmander
Team Manager:  Alex Neil
    • 12
      Giroud
    • 7
      Rosicky
    • 11
      Özil
    • 9
      Podolski
    • 8
      C
      Arteta
    • 16
      Ramsey
    • 25
      Jenkinson
    • Sagna
    • 6
      Koscielny
    • 3
      Gibbs
    • Fabianski
Team Manager:  Arsène Wenger
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Ruddy 0 6 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Martin 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
M. Turner 0 0 0 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Martin Olsson 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Ryan Bennett 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. Johnson 0 0 0 47 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
R. Snodgrass 0 0 2 41 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 90
N. Redmond 0 0 2 24 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 76
A. Tettey 0 0 1 37 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 58
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Jonny Howson 0 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
J. Elmander 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 58
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
L. Fabianski 0 5 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. Sagna 0 0 0 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
L. Koscielny 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
C. Jenkinson 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
K. Gibbs 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Özil 0 0 0 82 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 90
M. Arteta 0 0 1 92 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 90
L. Podolski 0 0 3 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
T. Rosicky 0 0 0 59 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 74
A. Ramsey 1 0 1 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
O. Giroud 0 1 4 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74
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