Arsenal heaped more wretchedness on the under-pressure Toffees manager Ronald Koeman and gave Arsene Wenger a perfect birthday gift by setting up a dominant performance and totally ran riot at Goodison Park dominating cruising to a 5-2 triumph on Merseyside.
Everton stunned the visitors with an awesome opener against the run of play with Wayne Rooney finding the net from 20 yards which came from Xhaka’s mistake when the North London side was having high ground directing the game and missing three clear chance.
Five minutes before halftime, Nacho Monreal responded quickly to Pickford’s parry of Xhaka’s thunderous shot to level for Arsenal.
In the second half, Ozil headed the Gunners ahead from Sanchez’s brilliant cross in the 53rd minute and from that point, they continued shooting from all angle.
Idrissa Gueye’s dismissal for a second bookable offense left Everton even more vulnerable and Arsenal soon had a third with Alexandre Lacazette firing home Ozil’s square pass from a short angle after a quick counterattack to make it 3-1 for the visitors.
Jack Wilshere was handed his first Premier League game for the Gunners this season coming in for Lacazette and provide an assist for Ramsey who lifted the ball over Pickford to make it 4-1 on 89 minutes.
Everton managed to reduce the scoreline when Monreal back-pass was intercepted by Oumar Niasse who rounded up on Cech and slot home an easy goal.
The Chilean forward then added some gloss to the scoreline with an injury time goal, his first Premier League strike of the campaign.
Afterwards, the manager detailed how impressed he was with both Ozil and Sanchez, particularly as there had been questions over their commitment.
Wenger said , “He was on fire. I believe that he comes back from injury and has worked very hard, Ozil as well.
“The two of them were sharp physically, very mobile and if you have their individual quality, that makes them dangerous against any defender.”
And on the German specifically, he continued, “He was superb. Agile, quick, intelligent.
“Always at the service of the team with his quality of his passing and when he is at that level, he is an exceptional football player.”
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