Full-time: Arsenal 5-1 Everton

  • Arsenal notch four times in the opening 19 minutes in a resounding Premier League win at the Emirates Stadium
  • Aaron Ramsey opens the scoring by sweeping a Henrikh Mkhitaryan delivery under Jordan Pickford
  • Laurent Koscielny heads in at the back post after a Mesut Ozil corner is flicked on by Shkodran Mustafi
  • Ramsey scores a quick-fire second when his hopeful shot deflects in off Toffees debutant Eliaquim Mangala
  • Debutant Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dinks home Mkhitaryan's pass to register his first Gunners goal from an offside position
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin reduces the deficit after the interval with a header from a Cuco Martina delivery
  • Ramsey completes a first career hat-trick by driving in another Mkhitaryan cross after goalkeeper Petr Cech limps off injured
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Until then, it's goodbye.


That result leaves Arsenal, who take on Tottenham next weekend before two Europa League last-32 ties against Ostersunds and the Carabao Cup final clash with Manchester City, three points adrift of fifth-place Spurs before their north London rivals travel to Liverpool tomorrow.

Everton sit 10th, seven points above the relegation zone. They host Crystal Palace next.


A thumping win for Arsenal, who were simply irresistible in the first half and took full advantage of some truly abject defending.

A first career hat-trick for Ramsey, a debut goal for Aubameyang and three assists on his full debut for Mkhitaryan. Not too shabby.

Everton improved after the break, particularly with the introductions of Davies and Calvert-Lewin, although the substitution of Walcott was a bit of a head-scratcher. They have conceded 10 goals in their two league fixtures against the Gunners this season.



Arsenal 5-1 Everton


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Davies earns a late Everton corner. The ball is worked short before a hopeful long-range drive from Bolasie is easily saved by Ospina.


Just the two minutes of added time to be played at the end of this more competitive second half.


Alex Iwobi tracks back to thwart Bolasie before Calvert-Lewin pushes his body back and attempts to buy a penalty off Mustafi.

Referee Swarbrick is not interested.


Tosun shoots wide and an unmarked Calvert-Lewin drags a shot well past the post after being nicely picked out by Davies.

Kolasinac concedes the corner but this time Ospina holds comfortably.



With his treble now complete, Ramsey's race is run. Wilshere takes the field.

In the opposite dugout, Allardyce sends on January signing Cenk Tosun in place of Niasse.


Any slim chance that Everton may have had of keeping this scoreline respectable goes out of the window.

Martina cuts out a pass from Monreal and Calvert-Lewin's attempts to keep the ball in play on the far side only benefit Mkhitaryan, who scoops up possession before providing a perfect pull-back that is swept in by Ramsey.

A hat-trick of goals for Ramsey and as many assists from Mkhitaryan.

Aaron Ramsey


Goal: Arsenal 5-1 Everton (Aaron Ramsey)


Ramsey overruns the ball at one end before Ospina makes a mess of an attempted punch at an Everton corner.

Not a confident start from the Colombian.


Cech has not been moving well since that collision with Niasse and requires more attention from the Arsenal medical team.

He eventually limps off to be replaced by deputy David Ospina. Looked like a calf issue.


To Everton's credit, they have been much improved since the break.

Davies works the ball out left to Martina, who floats in a cross that is just too high for Niasse.

However, substitute Calvert-Lewin rises above Kolasinac to nod in his eighth goal of the season.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin


Goal: Arsenal 4-1 Everton (Dominic Calvert-Lewin)


A warm reception from the whole stadium as Walcott, probably Everton's best player this evening, heads to the bench with an hour played.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin enters the fray.


Walcott causes panic with another cross into the Arsenal box. The hosts then break quickly and Mkhitaryan shoots straight at Pickford.

Oceans of space there for Ozil and co to operate in. Everton's midfield were nowhere to be seen.


Mustafi makes another strong block to stop Walcott from reducing the deficit.

Walcott then produces a superb early cross for Niasse, who peels off Mustafi and sends a left-footed effort against the post.

Cech looks to have hurt himself while bravely challenging the Everton forward and will need some treatment.


Mustafi takes out Niasse and picks up both a knock and a yellow card for his troubles.

Walcott's free-kick is headed behind by Xhaka.


One change apiece at the interval as Monreal and Keane make way for Sead Kolasinac and Tom Davies.

Arsenal suggest the former has another slight knock.


Just the THREE tackles from Everton throughout the whole of that first 45 minutes. Unbelievable.


Arsenal tore Everton to shreds during that first half with some wonderful, incisive passing football and clinical finishing. A debut goal for Aubameyang, a brace from Ramsey and two assists already for Mkhitaryan, who has been superb.

The less said about the visitors' insipid, disjointed and passive performance the better. Their defending has been utterly shambolic to say the least.