Arsenal faced Wolves at home in their last Premier League game of the season. The Gunners had already secured their return to the Champions League next season, but they wanted to finish with a positive result. Wolves had nothing to play for except pride, but they could drop to 15th place if they lost and other results went against them.
Arsenal dominated the game from start to finish, and they were rewarded with two goals from Granit Xhaka, who was playing his final game for the club. The Swiss midfielder scored a stunning free-kick in the first half and a powerful header in the second half to seal the victory. Xhaka received a standing ovation from the fans when he was substituted in the 80th minute, as he bid farewell to Arsenal after five years.
Wolves tried to put up some resistance, but they lacked creativity and threat in front of goal. They managed only one shot on target, which was easily saved by Matt Turner. The Wolves fans also gave a warm welcome to their new manager Julen Lopetegui, who was watching from the stands. The former Spain and Real Madrid boss will take over from Nuno Espirito Santo, who left the club at the end of the season.
Arsenal finished second in the table, five points behind champions Manchester City, who lost to Brentford on the final day. Wolves ended up 14th, one point above West Ham and Bournemouth.