Arsenal rose Wednesday to the seventh position in the Premier League, with a 4-0 home victory over Norwich City.
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace and finished the score with more goals for Mikel Arteta’s Granit Xhaka men, and Cedric Soares.
A hurler by goalkeeper Tim Krul helped set Arsenal on their way to a win that would lift them to seventh as Norwich City’s bottom club hopes of remaining in the Premier League faded further.
The victory earns the Gunners 46 points from 32 matches for the final spot in the Champions League, six behind sixth-placed Wolves, and eight behind Chelsea.
With three consecutive games coming up against fellow combatants Brighton, Watford and West Ham, Norwich will still believe they can turn it around.
But the Canaries are increasingly likely to make a fast return to the Championship which they won last season.
Next up Arsenal will be in action against Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday, with a chance to make up vital ground. Norwich, who remains rooted to the bottom of the table with 21 points, will host Brighton the same day.