Where do Aubameyang and Mkhi leave Arsenal?

Everton did manage to pull a goal back in the second half, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin nodding past Petr Cech before Ramsey capped off a good performance with a hat-trick. So overall I think Mesut for us was the cheapest option.

"We studied how Swansea played (in beating Arsenal 2-1 on Tuesday), how defensively sound they were and how they limited Arsenal to very few chances".

Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal as part of Sanchez's move to United and should make his home debut alongside Aubameyang on February 3.

Arsene Wenger could go back to the flat 442 with which he was invincible to accommodate Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang but I don't think they have the midfield for that. The win takes them to within five points off a top-four spot, albeit having played a game more.

Arsenal new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a hand in 172 goals in 213 matches in all competitions for Dortmund (141 goals, 31 assists), averaging a goal or assist every 96 minutes. One game, one goal, and a message to the rest of the Premier League. Laurent Koscielny also got on the scoresheet during a first-half goal blitz that evoked memories of Arsenal's 7-0 win against the Merseysiders at Highbury in 2005. Once again, they can consider themselves lucky, as Aubameyang was clearly offside when played through by Mkhitaryan, but the Gabon international's chipped finish was sublime. He remains far off the pace he set last season, when he scored 24 times for the Gunners, while adding 10 assists, in 38 league appearances.

"He comes from a country where you need special character to become a great football player, so you have to really to love it, and that's why he looks happy to play football because he just loves it".

Everton boss Sam Allardyce named a much-changed line-up for the game, nearly accepting defeat prior to the game by resting the likes of Wayne Rooney, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Seamus Coleman. In second it was a bit harder as we were already 4-0 up.

Wenger's delight was in stark contrast to Everton boss Sam Allardyce, who raged at his side's defending as they conceded four times in the opening 39 minutes.

But, with the penalty won and the goal scored, Jose Mourinho is more likely to forgive his new attacker as the Red Devils earned three points in their fight for a guaranteed place in next year's Champions League. In fact, Arsenal fans end up making themselves look like spoilt little rich kids.

  • Rosalie Stanley