Captain Pierre Emerick Aubameyang was in a scintillating form when Everton visited the Emirates on Sunday. The Gabon international scored twice to help Arsenal to victory.
Everton started the better side and they were ahead in the second minute when the impressive Dominic Calvert Lewin acrobatically converted Sigurdsson’s freekick, albeit David Luiz should have done better with the defending.
The Gunners kept their structure and composure, as the away side kept threatening and they nearly added the second goal when former player Iwobi, was put on goal only to direct his effort way over the bar.
Arsenal youngster, Nketiah went close, but his effort did not disturb Pickford in goal. What appeared to be a shoulder injury left Saed Kolasinac in pain, he couldn’t continue and he was replaced by Bukayo Saka. The newly introduced youngster combined well with Nketiah as the striker finished with aplomb.
Aubameyang soon added the second goal after a good through ball from Luiz. The Gunners were heading to halftime with a 2-1 lead only for Richarlison to score at the death in the first-half stoppage time.
The break seemed to galvanize manager Mikel Arteta’s men, for Aubameyang scored his second within seconds of the restart when he nodded in Nicolas Pepe’s cross.