Arsene Wenger ended his 22-year tenure as Arsenal manager with a win as the Gunners beat Huddersfield Town 1-0 on the final day of the Premier League season.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 38th-minute strike earned the Londoners their first away points of 2018, but their sixth-place league finish is the worst of Wenger’s reign.
The pressure was off Huddersfield after Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea secured their Premier League status, and the Terriers took that momentum into the opening 15 minutes as they created three chances.
It took until 28 minutes for Arsenal to forge a chance themselves as Saed Kolasinac knocked the ball wide after a corner had somehow reached him at the back post. Henrik Mkhitaryan followed suit moments later when his deflected half-volley from the edge of the box went the wrong side of the post.
It was not a vintage Wenger performance, but Arsenal put together one move of real class as Mkitaryan and Alexandre Lacazette combined to release Aaron Ramsey for a cross which Aubameyang stretched to convert from six yards.
The second period began in similar fashion as a clever reverse pass from Pritchard set up Ince for a low drive across goal which Ospina pushed around the post.