Aaron Ramsey hat-trick helps Arsenal to thrash Everton 5-1
Aaron Ramsey scored a hat-trick on Saturday as Arsenal thrashed Everton 5-1 within the Premier League on the Emirates with a show of free-flowing soccer that the Gunners have sorely lacked away from residence this season. The residence aspect blasted in 4 objectives within the first half to put the sport past doubt, leaving their woeful midweek loss at Swansea far behind them.
Ramsey scored twice contained in the opening 20 minutes, both aspect of a headed aim from defender Laurent Koscielny. The Gunners’ new report signing, Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, renewed his scoring partnership with former Borussia Dortmund group mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan within the 38th minute, chipping his neatly flicked-in move over onrushing goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
The win leaves Arsenal unchanged in sixth place within the desk, three factors adrift of north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who go to Liverpool on Sunday. The Gunners journey to Spurs in per week’s time. Everton’s loss pushes them down one spot within the desk to 10th.
By the tip of the primary half Everton ahead Oumar Niasse solid a forlorn determine, with the remainder of his group showing caught in an ultra-defensive 5-4 formation deep in their very own half. But the guests regarded sharper firstly of the second half and got here shut with Niasse putting the publish. Forward Theo Walcott was substituted off on the hour mark to a standing ovation from his former membership, and was changed by Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who moments later headed in from shut vary. That aim means the Gunners have failed to preserve a clear sheet within the Premier League since mid-December. Everton supervisor Sam Allardyce had been hoping his group would emulate the ability with which Swansea took three factors off Arsenal on Tuesday. Instead he blasted his players’ “pathetic performance” in no unsure phrases at a post-match information convention.
“We set out to play that way but Swansea played at the top of their game and we played at the bottom of our game. The whole team played crap,” he advised reporters. By distinction, Arsenal supervisor Arsene Wenger expressed satisfaction with the extent of ability his players introduced to the sport.
“We were quick, mobile, technically very sharp. We finished very well as well,” he mentioned, including that he was proud of the way in which his new players had built-in with the group. “Overall it was a very convincing first performance,” he mentioned of recent signings Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang. He singled out Mkhitaryan for reward after the Armenian helped to create three of his aspect’s objectives, linking up repeatedly with winger Hector Bellerin on the left to pull Everton out of practice. “He’s a good link player and works very hard as well. He looked well-accepted by the rest of the team.”