To say that Arsenal’s 5-2 away win at Goodison Park being their biggest win in recent memory, is not an understatement, but a fact.
1-3-1 away from the Emirates, Arsenal has looked at times like a misfit junior varsity side in losses at Liverpool, Stoke City and most recently Watford, you’d thought that after Wayne Rooney’s strike at the 12th minute to give the Toffees a 1-0 lead, that this would be more of the same for Arsenal and their road woes.
But then, something amazing happened. Arsenal balled out and showed some backbone.
Thanks to four unanswered goals from Nacho Monreal (40’), Mesut Ozil (53’), Alexandre Lacazette (74’) and Aaron Ramsey (90’) with a final death blow from want-away striker Alexis Sanchez in stoppage time at the 95th minute, the Gunners cruised to a comfortable three points to move into fifth in the EPL table.
This campaign is still young and a lot can happen, but Arsenal needed this result, and they made sure to get their three points.
Don’t know what it is about Arsenal magically morphing into a glorified B squad away from the multi-billion dollar confines of the Emirates, but Arsenal seems to lack class, touch, speed and tactics that have been their trademark under Arsene Wenger.
Make no mistake, Everton is no slouch, as they’ve been picked by some as the trendy sleeper club to watch in the EPL this season thanks to big-name additions such as the forementioned Rooney, Cuco Martina, Dacvy Klaasseen, Michael Keane, Jordan Pickford, Sandro Ramriez and Henry Onyekuru.
While reports across the pond are that current Dutch boss Ronald Koeman’s job is in danger as the Toffees are flirting with relegation with eight points, but none of that matter right now, as Arsenal secured perhaps their biggest away result and are still in the hunt for the top four.