- Match Analysis
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan shine on their at home debuts at the Emirates Stadium as Aaron Ramsey’s hat-trick helped Arsenal’s unceremonious 5-1 thumping of Everton.
Arsenal’s £56million signing Aubameyang displayed his class and composure in front of goal, as Arsene Wenger’s side were already three goals to the good and cruising on account of Aaron Ramsey’s first two strikes, which came either side of a Laurent Koscielny’s header. Mkhitaryan set up the Wales international’s opening goal and also assisted Aubameyang, his old partner in crime at Borussia Dortmund, for a goal on his maiden Premier League appearance, the offside flag should have been raised but the home side got lucky.
Horrible defensive showing displayed by Everton in the first half led to such deserved ill fortune. On-loan Manchester City centre-back Eliaquim Mangala had a debut to forget. He deflected Ramsey’s shot as it went past Jordan Pickford for Wales’ international’s second goal, Sam Allardyce in pre-match claimed that Arsenal were defensively weak and his words came back to bite him brutally and repeatedly.
Everton improved after the break as their substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin reduced the sufferings of travelling fans with a header goal before Ramsey claimed the match ball from Mkhitaryan’s third assist.
Arsenal are now placed in 6th in the league table and within three points of Tottenham in 5th who face a taunting task against Liverpool when they travel to Anfield on Sunday night’s cracker.
FT Arsenal 5 – 1 Everton