Arsenal’s good form under Mikel Arteta continued as they sealed a 3-2 win over Everton on Sunday. The first half saw four goals in which Arsenal went behind and were subsequently pegged back. Dominic Calvert-Lewin shocked the Gunners by scoring less than minute into the fixture and it took Arsenal a good 26 minutes to sort themselves out. Nketiah drew the scores level midway through the half before Aubameyang put the Gunners ahead six minutes later.
The win lifts Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side up to ninth place in the league with 37 points, while Everton remain without a victory at the Emirates in 24 years and a point adrift in 11th.
As well as the goals of the prolific Aubameyang, who is now join top scorer in the league on 17 with Jamie Vardy, Arsenal had keeper Bernd Leno to thank for some late saves which preserved the lead. Brazilian Richarlison brought Everton back on level terms though just before the interval, poking home from close range. Arsenal, however, struck straight after the break with Aubameyang heading in a Nicholas Pepe cross, 23 seconds after the restart.
Leno then produced a brilliant save from Calvert-Lewin and did well to keep out a Richarlison effort as Everton pushed for an equaliser. Arsenal went close to a fourth goal when Nketiah, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Championship (second-tier) Leeds United struck the bar with a curling shot.
The victory completed an excellent week for Arsenal with their 4-0 Premier League win over Newcastle United and 1-0 win at Olympiakos in the Europa League on Thursday.
Arteta introduced Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi to add steel to his side as they looked to stem the tide but it was in front of their goal where Eddie Nketiah almost delivered the killer blow cracking the underside of the crossbar after a fine pressing work saw Granit Xhaka nick the ball on the edge of the Everton box.
By Linda Amiani,