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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hails impact of club-record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang... and suggests he was a bargain: 'In today's market it is a reasonable price, he is excellent'

Aubameyang scored his first goal with his new team and Mkhitaryan delivered the assist.

The arrivals of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal had an immediate impact as they hammered Everton 5-1 on Saturday, although Gunners fans will know all too well that attacking prowess does not guarantee titles.

Aubameyang, recovered from an illness that had placed his debut in doubt, capped an exhilarating first half from Arsenal with a composed finish to put his side four goals ahead.

He laid a pass in to Aubameyang, who freed Mkhitaryan to cross low for Ramsey to tuck home from close-range for his first goal since October. Unfortunately, though, Arsene Wenger and his players have quite a hole to dig themselves out of - they now sit five points behind Chelsea in fourth, who have a game-in-hand.

It's no secret that Mkhitaryan wasn't Jose Mourinho's favourite player and on a day where Alexis Sanchez scored his first goal for United, fans of both clubs seem relatively content with what they've seen so far of their new signings. "The quality of his finishing looks excellent". But he is not completely at his best physically.

"He looks always to give a problem to a defender by his movement. Well done to him and Mikhy getting the assists". Which is hard for defenders.

"Overall, I think as well we have a game based on team spirit so that kind of acceptance is very important and when they show on a football field that they accept our game, they are even easier to integrate into the team".

"Swansea only had 30% possession but created chances, but I may as well have been talking in a foreign language". The only thing we can say is that it was a convincing [home] debut. "Hopefully, we can replicate what we did today against Spurs on Saturday", he added.

"Our challenge is to find a balance". We didn't implement my plans either defensively or offensively and the game was dead and buried.

Everton manager Sam Allardyce said he was "very angry" about a "pathetic" and "unacceptable" display as they lost 5-1 at Arsenal in the Premier League. "But he [Mkhitaryan] for sure has the technical level to play in our team".

Thankfully for Aubameyang, he wouldn't have to wait much longer to get his goal.

"He's a player dedicated totally".

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