Ghana target Eddie Nketiah has expressed delight after the 2021/22 English Premier League season in style by scoring for Arsenal in their 5-1 home win over Everton on Sunday.
Nketiah put up a Man of the Match performance to help he Gunners cruise to a comfortable victory however, Mikel Arteta’s side missed out on Champions League qualification for a sixth successive season.
Arsenal needed to beat Frank Lampard’s side and hope Tottenham lost at already relegated Norwich, but with Spurs winning 5-0 at Carrow Road theirs was a forlorn task.
The Gunners took the lead midway through the first half as Gabriel Martinelli stroked home a penalty after his shot struck Alex Iwobi’s arm, with the spot-kick awarded after a video assistant referee check.
Eddie Nketiah nodded in following a corner to extend the hosts’ lead on 31 minutes, before substitute Donny van de Beek side-footed in.
It proved to be a short reprieve as two second-half goals in three minutes ended the game as a contest. Both came from corners as Cedric Soares slotted home, then Gabriel poked in after Everton had initially cleared.
Martin Odegaard added a late fifth as Arsenal finished in fifth place, two points behind Tottenham.
Nketiah made 21 league appearances for Arsenal this season, scored five goals and provided one assist in the process.