Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Could Prove To Be A Bargain- Arsene Wenger
Feb 05 2018 by Dustin Murphy
Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud out.
There was also a hat-trick of a different kind for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, marking his first home start with three assists - one of which was for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was also left smiling on his Arsenal bow.
Aubameyang struck the fourth before half-time, prompting Everton manager Sam Allardyce to abandon his three-man central defence and revert to a back four.
It is away from home where Arsenal must improve and at Spurs they could be without goalkeeper Petr Cech, forced off with a calf injury here, after colliding with Oumar Niasse.
Mesut Ozil has signed a new contract for three more years at the Emirates, you can expect plenty of service to the Gabon global.
Then, before the break, Aubameyang produced a superb chipped finish over Jordan Pickford from another Mkhitaryan assist.
It's no secret that Henrik Mkhitaryan didn't show his full potential at Manchester United but he is off to a flying start at Arsenal.
Make no mistake - he is the new No1. I also don't quite understand the complaints about Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette being in the same squad.
Mkhitaryan, added, "We played very good attacking football in the first half".
Mkhitaryan looked like he is feeling free after escaping Jose Mourinho's soul sapping offense. Much has been made of his occasional misbehaviour, but I have no doubt he'll settle at Arsenal, and he is no longer pushing for a move.
"Swansea was not the level we have played at recently and we have had to look at ourselves". A Wenger sort of player, definitely not Mourinho's cup of tea. Perhaps more intriguing is the question of whether Arsenal's latest rebuilding project will address the defensive unit in the same decisive style with which it tackled the last transfer window. How anyone can knock his career is beyond belief. Ozil's pass was perfectly measured for the Gabon global, whose blistering pace allowed him to accelerate away from two Everton defenders before forcing a low save from the advancing Jordan Pickford.
Arsenal fans were surrounding striker's auto and taking pictures and chanting his name.
Maybe it was the rain or the slight chill in the air, but the planned "Wenger Out" protest outside Arsenal's old ground at Highbury got as little turn out as it got enthusiasm. With the score already at 3-0, the only thing missing was a debut goal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.