Arsenal 5-1 Everton: Premier League highlights and recap


Mkhitaryan impressed on his full debut for Arsenal.

Our work off the ball when we played them at the Emirates was the best we've done this season and unless we repeat this, well struggle, because for as entertaining we were going forward, we were not that interested in doing the defensive job. "First we had to agree to the transfer deal with them and then after that we had to wait for them to find somebody who could replace him", Wenger added regarding Aubameyang's deal.

Aubameyang is without a doubt one of the most lethal finishers in the game, but Everton have been handed a huge boost as he won't be likely available for selection. But the quality of his movement and the quality of his finishing was very good.

Television replays showed the goal should have been ruled out for offside, although the visitors could hardly claim the decision made a huge difference to the match. Overall, it was a convincing performance.

Aubameyang found Mkhitaryan with a clever reverse pass down the right channel and the Armenia playmaker cut an excellent ball across the Everton six-yard box to leave Ramsey with a simple finish. They have similar qualities to what our game is about - technically quick.

Indeed, Mkhitaryan also put Aubameyang in for the Gabon international's first goal just before the break, meaning the Manchester United reject already has the same amount of assists as Sanchez had before his defection to Old Trafford. "It shows he has the quality to play for us".

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Many questions remain, and Wenger may not enjoy the same control as in the past, but if this is the first glimpse of what will be his final Arsenal model, it promises to be true to the thrilling style of those he designed in the past.

"Our challenge is to find a balance". An offensive upgrade is all very well, but will it solve the chronic problems in the squad? "But we have to find a balance between attacking and defending and that will be our challenge until the end of the season".

Everton captain Ashley Williams admits the squad were left "angry and disappointed" as they were torn apart by Aaron Ramsey and the Arsenal new-boys on Saturday. The team had freedom, we had players in the box, players making runs and up front I'm not anxious at all.

Since his Premier League debut in September 2013, Mesut Ozil has provided more assists than any other player (49 in 136 apps).

"Swansea was not the level we have played at recently and we have had to look at ourselves".