Arsenal 5-1 Everton: 5 things we learned

Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang inspired a ruthless performance at the Emirates Stadium, raising questions about whether the North London club could be surging back.

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Catharsis.  That’s what Arsenal’s 5-1 rout over Everton felt like on Saturday. 

Under the floodlights at the Emirates Stadium, Arsene Wenger’s side conjured a performance that warmed the hearts of even their most cynical fans. 

Three goals down inside twenty minutes, Sam Allardyce’s team were powerless to resist, pulverized by a wave of red bombers and a reinvigorated frontline. 

With a goal from debutant Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and three assists from newly-arrived Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Arsene Wenger seems to have achieved the unthinkable and secured a better starting lineup than he began the season with.

In a game that gave Arsenal renewed hope for the season, then, here are five things we learned.