Norwich City vs. Arsenal: 5 Things We Learned as Ramsey Volley Beats Canaries

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Norwich City vs. Arsenal: 5 Things We Learned as Ramsey Volley Beats Canaries
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Arsene Wenger and Arsenal's focus moves towards the FA Cup final and Hull City after the Gunners wrapped up a routine victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road in the final game of the 2013-14 Premier League season.

The win was inspired by a stunning second-half volley from Aaron Ramsey and a second from Carl Jenkinson. Arsenal finish the season in fourth on 79 points, just seven points behind the champions, Manchester City. Norwich finished in 18th and are relegated to the Championship.

Wenger and the club's fans will be left wondering at what might have been, especially as Ramsey missed almost the entire second half of the season through injury. 

As the entire football world checked on the happenings at Manchester City and Liverpool, only the most hardened of Arsenal and Norwich City fans gave their full attention to the goings on at Carrow Road.

Having spent 128 days on top of the Premier League, more than any other team, it would have pained Wenger and his charges to play out the season in a nothing game at Norwich City.

Confidence was at a low ebb for Norwich after 10 games with only a single victory with relegation all but guaranteed. The last team Neil Adams would have wanted to visit Carrow Road was an Arsenal team building towards an FA Cup final against Hull City the following week.

After a conservative opening period, Arsenal took control when Ramsey latched onto Olivier Giroud's in-swinging cross to volley home in spectacular fashion. With Norwich a very far second best, it seemed only a matter of time before the Gunners added a second. Jenkinson duly obliged with a well-taken finish into the bottom corner.

The game then turned into something of a training session for Arsenal as the visibly demoralized Canaries counted down the seconds until the referee's final whistle. When it did come, it offered little relief for their fans who rounded on the Norwich board.

For Wenger, the win puts his team in the right mindset ahead of next week's FA Cup final against Hull City.

Here, Bleacher Report offers five things we learned from Norwich City vs. Arsenal...

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