Arsenal defeated Sam Allardyce’s Everton side thanks to goals from new signing Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Aaron Ramsey, and skipper Laurent Koscielny.
The visitors were torn apart by Arsenal superiority in transition much to the delight of club manager Arsene Wenger who stood up in applauds for most times during the game.
This was what the Arsenal faithful wanted as they have endured enough in due to poor form and results in the course of the season.
The Everton match was a test which came at the right time especially for the new signings and they responded with aplomb to give the fans something’s to hope for ahead of the season.
On this note, we evaluate why Arsenal defeated the Everton side 5-1 at home.
Quick Fire Goals
The visitor were victims on the road as they conceded repeatedly against the Arsenal side with just 15 minutes played out of entire 90. This was made possible as Henrikh Mkhitaryan set-up Welsh midfield player (Ramsey) in the box for the breakthrough (opener) goal.
Ramsey dispatched the ball into the back of the net (bottom corner) to set the tone for a big win at home.
Arsenal did not relent as they got the second goal via a resultant corner-kick from Mesut Ozil which was turned in by Koscielny after a nice combination in the box by fellow defenders Shkodran Mustafi.
This gave Arsene Wenger’s men the 2nd goal of the match thus leaving Everton with no time to recuperate in the course of the match as more goals poured in from the Gunners.
Tones of Creativity
The Gunners 5-1 victory was made easy due to Arsenal’s playing style which was characterized by flair and dynamism in the final third. Mesut Ozil was superb in the middle thus giving the forward players the room to cause the damage in the Everton danger area.
Arsenal midfield dynamism opened up a lot of hidden spaces in the Everton half thus making Idriss Gana Gueye, Morgan Schnerderlin and Ashley Williams chased shadow in the course of the match.
The passing and fluid movement exhibited by Arsenal side unsettled the visitor’s defence.
Things fell apart and the center could not hold in the Everton’s box as they conceded 5 times in the entire duration of the game.
New Lease of Confidence
Arsenal defeated Sam Allardyce men 5-1 due to the level of team chemistry and positivity that exist among the Arsenal mix. This renewed confidence was obvious as the Gunners scored 4 goals without reply before the intermission (half-time break).
This was due to the arrival of former Borussia Dortmund pair in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Dortmund and Manchester United respectively in the just concluded January transfer window.
The arrival of the two-star players in bumper deals was a massive encouragement to Arsenal football club at large as Alexis Sanchez departed this summer. That’s what you get when you make the right signings.