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Wenger thrilled with quality Arsenal showing ahead of FA Cup final

Arsene Wenger was delighted with Arsenal's fabulous performance in Sunday's 4-1 win over West Bromwich Albion.

A hat-trick from Theo Walcott and a thunderbolt from Jack Wilshere gave the Gunners a four-goal lead inside 38 minutes before Gareth McAuley pulled one back for Albion with a 57th-minute header.

Arsenal had gone three games at home without scoring and Wenger was thrilled to see his team at their free-flowing and efficient best ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final against Aston Villa at Wembley.

"We have played some quality games, but I think recently we couldn't score. Today every chance we created we scored in a convincing way," said Wenger.

"The first half was one of top quality. We tried to keep it going in the second, but we eased a bit off and we were less than convincing.

"Overall, we did the job we did well and we finished the season on a high. Now we can focus on the FA Cup final and come back next season."

Arsenal finished the Premier League season in third position with 22 wins and nine draws from their 38 fixtures, sitting 12 points behind champions Chelsea.

Andrew Slevison
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