Arsenal came from behind to defeat 5-2 at Goodison Park with 7 different goal scorers in the game. Rooney had put the Toffees ahead but Monreal drew Arsenal level before made it 2-1 in the 2nd half. Lacazette made it 3-1, Ramsey made it 4-1. An defensive error gave Everton hope with their 2nd of the game but Sanchez wrapped up the game in added time.
Arsenal scored 5 goals in the Premier League for the first time since a 5-1 away win against Westham last season that had a hat-trick from Sanchez and goals from Ozil and Chamberlain. Why Chamberlain is being battered at Liverpool, Ozil and Sanchez were among the 5 goal scorers at Everton.
The goals were shared around today. Nacho Monreal (40′), Mesut Ozil (53′), Alex Lacazette (74′), Aaron Ramsey (90′), Alexis Sanchez (90+’) were the goal scorers. This should should bring a feel good factor around the team. Lacazette finally has an away goal, Sanchez finally gets a goal.
Arsenal conceded two goals – both from errors. Granit Xhaka lost the ball at the edge of the Arsenal box and Rooney put the ball beyond Cech’s reach – rather Cech didn’t reach out enough for the goal. You could see the withheld stretch. That opening goal made the climb harder especially seeing that everyone is beating Everton.
At 4-1, you wouldn’t expect the Toffees to add another, seeing that they were already a man down. But Arsenal had other plans. Monreal’s back pass to Cech was poorly controlled by the former Chelsea goalie and Niasse capitalized to half the deficit. Two errors, two goals conceded. We can do better.
Jack Wilshere came on for Alexandre Lacazette and contributed to the goals scored. The England midfielder who was man of the match in the 1-0 away win against Red Star Belgrade picked up an assist for Ramsey’s goal. Wilshere is working his way into the Three Lions team heading for Russia. More Premier League games would guarantee his inclusion in the team. There is no English midfielder like him.
Happy Birthday to Arsene Wenger. The 5-2 win should be fine for you. Up the table we go, we have a lot of catching up to do.