Arsenal took on Everton and the Gunners got their first away win of the season against the 10 man Toffees. Arsene Wenger picked Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez for the first time this season and Arsenal came up to 5th, trailing Chelsea only on goal difference. Here is what we took away from the game where Wenger beat Ronald Koeman for the first time.
Jack Wilshere makes a positive return
Wilshere made his return to the team and got an assist. It was the perfect setting for the Englishman to return to the league of the big boys- cruising against ten men, with the result a foregone conclusion. Jack is back and if he keeps going the way he has this season, he will be a force to reckon with. This is a huge positive to take from this game.
The trio has arrived
Arsene Wenger fielded what is, on paper, one of the deadliest attacks in the world today. All three of Lacazette, Ozil and Alexis scored. The quality was evident. Sanchez’s last minute blitzkrieg was the icing on the cake. This trio has what is needed to deliver the league title- we just hope that it is not too late.
Ozil was named Man of the Match and he had this to say:
“We knew it would be difficult against Everton… we’re happy to win the game. In training [Sanchez, Lacazette and me] show our quality together – today, we played well and all three of us scored.”
Arsenal defenders are getting on the scoresheet very frequently
Many of Arsenal’s defenders are scoring goals, of late. Monreal today and against Brighton, Mertesacker against Watford, Bellerin and Holding in the Europa League- that is a big list. Arsenal have been getting goals from a lot of unlikely sources recently. Has there been a change in the training regimen? Is it Steve Bould? Or is it just co-incidence? The reason can be anything, but the result is sweet.
Arsenal get their big win- at last
Arsenal have not really dismantled opposition in the League this season. Their most comfrtable win this season was against Bournemouth, but now they have defeated a pretty big club comprehensively and that should do them a world of good.
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