Aaron Ramsey had to share the spotlight with new team-mates Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang despite grabbing his first hat-trick in Arsenal's 5-1 thrashing of Everton. The Wales worldwide put Arsenal three-nil up in just the 19th minute with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang adding the fourth on debut on 37 minutes, from an offside position.
Aubameyang scored the Gunners fourth goal on 37 minutes to give the Gunners a more than commanding 4-0 half-time lead.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang in.
Wenger also reserved praise for Ramsey as the Wales midfielder finally took his manager's advice to stay cool in front of goal. He doesn't rush it, and that's maybe the secret to being efficient. He, along with Auba, showed a glimpse of happier times that are to come for Arsenal.
"Of course I was really happy, as you say we won the game in the first half".
"Mkhitaryan is a good link player and works very hard as well".
"It was a pathetic first half performance".
"[Auba] is not completely fit, but the quality of his movement and sharpness and quality of finishing is there".
The 34-year-old veteran was abysmal during Swansea game and looked a little shaky against Everton as well.
However, any relief Everton might have felt with their consolation goal was wiped out in the 74th minute when Ramsey completed the first hat-trick of his career, literally seconds before he was due to be substituted.
The game stepped up another gear when Mesut Ozil's corner was eventually met by Laurent Koscielny, who dutifully headed the ball home. After being given time to line up a shot, and being encouraged to try his luck by the Emirates faithful, the Welshman hit a powerful deflected shot that Pickford could only help into the net. The former Gunners winger looked certain to score until Mustafi intervened with a brilliant block.
Former Arsenal man Theo Walcott could be key for the Toffees―he will be eager to do well against his former club and build on his two-goal showing against the Foxes.
"Is there more to come from me?"
It didn't get mucb better for Everton after the restart, even after Dominic Calvert-Lewin had pulled a goal back just after the hour mark.
Instead, it appears as though Petr Cech will miss out at Wembley, this weekend.