Arsenal supporters began hailing the return of ‘Wengerball’ as their side stormed to a sensational 5-1 lead over Everton.
Both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were handed their first Premier League starts in Arsenal colours and the duo looked like they had never been apart since their Borussia Dortmund days.
Mkhitaryananprovided the assist for Aaron Ramsey’s opener before setting up his old pal Aubameyang who found the net with a classy dinked finished for the Gunners’ fourth goal before the break.
Mkhitaryan grabbed his third assist of the match in the 74th minute as he provided the ball for Ramsey’s hat-trick goal. The performance comes after the Gunners were beaten 3-1 at Swansea and Wenger will be delighted with the displays of his superstar January signings. Asked about his decision to start Aubameyang at the Emirates with the forward suffering from an illness, Wenger responded: ‘Look, I said in the press conference on Friday we needed medical advice and yesterday he was much better than expected.
So I thought today it was much better to start him and if doesn’t work to take him off.’ ‘Mkhitaryan has [an opportunity] and I believe he has an opportunity to show he can be successful in the Premier League. ‘He was a player at Borussia Dortmund who admired by me and everybody else.’ During Arsenal’s first-half demolition of Everton, fans were convinced Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan had ended the banter era