Arsenal thrashed Everton 5-1 at the Emirates with a superb performance. Here are three players who impressed for Arsenal.
Arsenal fans were most looking forward to seeing new signings Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but Aaron Ramsey scored his first hat-trick for the club as he stole the show. When fully fit, Ramsey is a midfield maestro who compliments Arsenal’s style of play perfectly.
Ramsey reached a milestone with his goals against Everton. He has now been directly involved in 101 goals for Arsenal in all competitions (53 goals, 48 assists).
At Manchester United, Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s confidence took a huge hit and he was unable to show his true quality. While his Arsenal career is just two games old, his second game was incredibly impressive.
Mkhitaryan looked full of confidence as he became the first Arsenal player to provide three or more assists in a Premier League game since Santi Cazorla (4) vs Wigan in May 2013. He was back to his creative best against Everton, at the heart of Arsenal’s best moves. Long may it continue.
After becoming Arsenal’s club record signing when he joined on Deadline Day, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit the ground running immediately. He became the sixth player to score in his Premier League debut for Arsenal, under Arsene Wenger, after Freddie Ljungberg, Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri, Thomas Vermaelen and Alexandre Lacazette. Aubameyang’s goal should have been ruled out for offside, although it would hardly have made a difference to the outcome of the match.
Aubameyang’s pace is electric. In the first half, he raced clear on to an Ozil pass only to be denied by the legs of Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. He’s the world-class striker that Arsenal have needed for years and was the Bundesliga’s top scorer last season with 31 goals. If he can replicate that form for Arsenal, he’ll be well worth the sizeable investment.
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