Ronald Koeman in trouble as Arsenal thrash helpless Everton 5-2

Ronald Koeman in trouble as Arsenal thrash helpless Everton 5-2

- Arsenal remain fifth after 5 - 2 win over Everton at Goodison Park

- Mesut Ozil scored one and assisted another in his first start with Sanchez this season

- Arsene Wenger's side remain fifth on the log after nine games this season

A returning Mesut Ozil scored and assited as Arsenal secured a 5 - 2 away win at Everton in their match day nine clash at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.

Everton were the early aggressors and their high pitch pressing bore fruit when Gana robbed Granit Xhaka of the ball, fed Vlasic who in turn found Wayne Rooney to open the scoring.

Everton vs Arsenal match report

Wayne Rooney celebrates his opener. Photo: Premier League/Twitter

The Toons were however pegged back with less than five minutes to go when Nacho Monreal volleyed in the equalizer after Pickford failed to deal with Granot Xhaka's initial strike.

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Everton vs Arsenal match report

Nacho Monreal equalized late in the first half. Photo: Premier League/Twitter

Arsenal come out in the second half with much more vigour and could have taken the lead when Sanchez struck a venomous shot which Pickford was smart to save.

Ozil will put Wenger's men ahead with a header in the 53rd minute from Alexis Sanchez cross delivered from the left.

Everton vs Arsenal match report

Mesut Ozil celebrates his goal against Everton. Photo: Squawka

Idrissa Gueye was shown a red card in the 68th minute for a bad tackle on the impressive Granit Xhaka and that helped the Gunners regain control of the game.

Ozil would turn provider for Lacazette to add to the scoreline in the 74th minute with a simple tap-in.

With less than one minute left Aaron Ramsey made it four after he found himself one-on-one with Pickford after he was slipped through by substitute Jack Wilshere.

A mistake by Nacho Monreal allowed substitute Oumar Niasse steal the ball from Petr Cech to make it 4 - 2 in the third minute of injury time.

One minute after Alexis Sanchez scored the Gunner's fifth on the night to make it 5 - 2 on the night.

The win sees the Gunners cement their fifth place position on the table after nine games.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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