Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette leads brilliant Arsenal.
Everton is on a poor form running into Arsenal last night.
But Arsenal is also looking to prove doubters and haters wrong after losing to Watford last weekend.
It’s the first time Arsenal’s famous trio Ozil, Sanchez and Lacazette starts together.
They have great chemistry in training reportedly but never had a chance to play with each other in the game.
Yesterday was the first glimpse of how devastating Arsenal can be on the attack when the three players get together.
Mesut Ozil was caught with linking to Manchester United while Alexis Sanchez is not looking too good being a Gunner.
Apart from Wayne Rooney’s 15th goal against Arsenal yesterday, the Gunners was unplayable from start to finish.
Great passing movements, work ethics, create chances and taking them.
The Gunners started the game brilliantly with fluent passing and created 2 one on one chances for Ramsey and Lacazette.
If it weren’t for Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, Arsenal could have gone 2 goals up early in the game.
Wayne Rooney provide a stunner from nowhere after picking up the ball just outside the edge of the box.
With no pressure from defenders, he curls a sweet shot into the top corner leaving Cech no chance at all.
The goal was Rooney’s 15th goals against the Gunners and its the most number of goals he have scored against any other teams.
Arsenal do not panic and stay on with the game plan as there were controlling the game and creating chances after chances before Rooney’s goal.
Their effort were rewarded when Monreal picks up the rebound from Xhaka’s long range shot and level the game just before the half time.
Just what the Gunners needed before the break to swing the momentum back to them.
Everton midfield were outplayed in every way.
Ozil’s passing and movement were so good that he looks a totally different player than the last time he started for Arsenal during 4-0 loss to Liverpool.
He was under so many criticism for his lack of commitment but many times, he insists to be focus on the task ahead which is to play well for Arsenal.
Arsenal started the second half the same as they did on the first.
A bit different this time, because they take most of the chances in the latter half.
Sanchez picks up the ball from the left and cuts in to deliver a cross into the box.
Ozil was making a great run from outside the box and meet the cross with his head.
2-1 Arsenal and they finally turns the game around.
Things took a more bad turn for Ronald Koeman and his team after Gueye got sent off after rough tackle on Xhaka to received his second yellow card of the game.
From then on, it was all done and dusted.
With the way Arsenal were playing, it’s only a matter of time before they expose Everton and open up the lead even more.
On the 74th minute, the Gunners caught the Merseyside Blue on the break with Ozil laying the ball for Lacazette to score his first away league goal for Arsenal.
Clinical and cold blooded from the Frenchman.
Lacazette got subbed couple of minutes later by the resurgence Jack Wilshere.
The midfielder has been brilliant for Arsenal under the radar in the Europa League and have been the fans favourite to start in the midfield line up.
He puts the sword to Everton after helping Ramsey to secure a 4-1 lead a minute before the end.
Ramsey is used most of the time in Wenger’s starting lineup but he tends to miss alot of chances.
Not just particularly against Everton, but in previous games this season, he is guilty of missing clear cut chances.
He makes good runs to create chances for himself but his finishing has still a lot to improve.
During extra time, Everton got one consolation goal back after Cech and Monreal make way for Niasse to score on an empty net.
Wenger was furious with that goal for how his defenses mess it up big time.
If Arsenal are playing well, you can’t miss out Alexis Sanchez.
The entire game, he was running at Everton defense looking to create chances for himself and his teammates.
When he lose the ball, he tracks back.
This is not the Alexis Sanchez who plays for Arsenal this season.
He was looking to leave the club for City and the move falls through during deadline day.
His lack of commitment when he plays this season were criticized by the fans.
Moreover, his country Chile lost a place to qualify for the World Cup and fans were expecting worse from him.
Bad things aside,
His link up with Ozil and Lacazette yesterday was something all the Gunners fans were expecting since the start of the season.
Although the game looks to be ended with a 4-2 scoreline, Sanchez still has plenty of energy and wants to be on the score sheet.
His hunger for goals last night was rewarded at the last kick of the game after he runs through all Everton defenders before providing a great shot across the goal.
5-2. Convincing, clinical, beautiful football.
If Ozil and Sanchez can focus on playing for Arsenal, even for one last season, with Lacazette to link up with, the Gunners could maybe be back as a top contender in England.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed!