The biggest frustration Arsenal boss Wenger faces

Arnold Nichols
February 5, 2018

Aaron Ramsey grabbed a hat-trick and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his first Arsenal goal as the Gunners beat Everton 5-1 at the Emirates. There was an element of disappointment, even though I spent five wonderful years there. I met Mkhitaryan before he came here, because I always liked his game.

"The quality of his movement, I must say", Wenger told Arsenal Player when asked about what impressed him after the striker's debut.

Giroud's place in the Arsenal line-up was threatened with the arrival of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang for a club record fee.

Just eight minutes later, the hosts doubled their advantage, with Laurent Koscielny nodding home after a corner.

Everton conceded three times in the opening 20 minutes amid defensive chaos, with Ramsey touching in the opener from Mkhitaryan's cross.


It was unusual to see Theo Walcott in another colour at the Emirates but he nearly reminded the Arsenal fans what he can do. Three minutes laster, Montreal nearly made it five for Arsenal after a header which struck the post and a shot that was cleared off by the Everton defense. All the danger came from Walcott, twice fizzing low crosses in from the right, one of which was touched on to the post by Oumar Niasse.

And if the pair can rediscover the form they showed while playing together in Germany, then these are exciting times ahead for the north London club.

Everton's only showing in 90 minutes came from striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but Welsh centre-back Williams expressed his frustration at the full-time result.

"The fact is that the coach wanted to recruit a new striker and with Aubameyang's signing at Arsenal, there were three top strikers, and that's why I made a decision to leave", the 31-year-old told French publication Telefoot.

Arsenal's new-look forward line slotted effortlessly into gear as the two one-time Dortmund allies combined to create a sixth-minute opener. Ramsey has scored six Premier League goals against Everton, the most he has scored against a single opponent in the competition. They have very similar qualities to what our game is about - they are technically good, they are quick. The latest victory, a gutsy 2-1 triumph over Stoke on Saturday, leaves the Cherries ninth, seven points above the bottom three and perhaps thinking of a top-half finish.

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