Arsene Wenger received an incredible ovation at his final home game in charge of Arsenal, before his players sent him out with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley.
Wenger signed off from the Emirates Stadium in style as Arsenal guaranteed a sixth-place Premier League finish.
In Wenger’s final home match as Arsenal boss, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang book-ended the scoring, with Alexandre Lacazette, Sead Kolasinac and Alex Iwobi also finding the back of the net.
The win means the Clarets can no longer overtake the Gunners but any lingering hopes of Wenger’s side overtaking fifth-spotted Chelsea were extinguished by the Blues’ 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
Earlier, Manchester City were kept scoreless for the first time this season in a 0-0 draw with relegation-threatened Huddersfield, slightly puncturing the party atmosphere on the day their players lifted the Premier League trophy.
The result meant City must wait to break a slew of records, the champions still needing two points, one win and two goals to set milestones in a season when Pep Guardiola’s side cruised to the title.
The draw was more important to Huddersfield, who moved three points clear of the relegation zone with two games to play – against Chelsea and Arsenal.
City last failed to score a goal in a league game at Etihad Stadium in April last year, a draw with Manchester United. City were held to a goalless draw by Wolves in the League Cup this season, before winning a penalty shootout.
City’s players came out to a guard of honour made up of the Huddersfield team as well as players from City’s title-winning team from 1968.
On a sunny day, there was a party feel inside and outside the Etihad but City produced one of their sloppiest displays of the season, their final ball lacking and striker Gabriel Jesus barely getting a chance at goal.
In fact, Huddersfield had the better chances – through Chris Lowe and Florent Hadergjonaj in the first half – before defending deeply and obdurately after halftime.
“It wasn’t a stolen point, it was a deserved point,” manager David Wagner said. “It was against the champions. They’ve scored more than 100 goals and we kept a clean sheet, this says enough about the effort and the achievement the players had today.
“This looked impossible before kick-off, but the players have done it and made the impossible possible.”