Arsenal 5 Everton 1
Ramsey 6, 19, 74 Koscielny 14, Aubameyang 37, Calvert-Lewin 64

If this was the future for Arsenal, then it looks to be in very good hands indeed. Home debuts for Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan and what followed was a total demolition of Everton with an inspired “old boy” Aaron Ramsey grabbing a memorable hat-trick. The goal of the game however was the cutest of finishes ever from Aubameyang which made it 4-0 at half time. Yes there was more than a hint of offside about it, but what a finish to get Arsenal’s record signing up and running for the Gunners. Ramsey opened the scoring, Koscielny doubled the lead with Ramsey’s second soon following. Aubameyang had earlier stumbled at pace but got his shot away only for Jordan Pickford to save with his legs, but this time his sublime finish from Mkhitaryan’s cross was pure magic. Dominic Calvert-Lewin came of for the returning Theo Walcott and he headed past Petr Cech before Ramsey smartly despatched Mkhitaryan’s cross for an Arsenal fifth and the match ball for the former Wales captain.

With the disapointment of the loss at Swansea still fresh in their memory, Arsenal couldn’t afford any further slip ups in their quest for Champions League football. With Alexis Sanchez now at Old Trafford, the post Sanchez era begun in thunderous style. Jack Wilshere had been so ill that Arsene Wenger revealed that he was surprised the midfielder recovered well enough to be named as a substitute. Aaron Ramsey came in and he made up for lost time. Mkhitaryan looked so composed and comfortable with and without the ball so it came as no real surprise that he created three goals.

With just six minutes on the clock, Ramsey struck home from the Armenian’s cross. Just before the quarter hour mark, Mesut Özil’s cross was glanced on by Shkodran Mustafi and diving low in front of Aubameyang was Koscielny to head past Jordan Pickford. Arsenal were dominating proceedings, but still looked shaky at the back, especially with the pace of former Gunner Theo Walcott and Yannick Bolasie. Mustafi had already dithered and Bolassie almost profited, but with Ozil, Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi in the mood, it wasn’t long before Arsenal had their third. Another neat flowing move, Iwobi teed up Ramsey and be struck to see his deflected shot thunder into Pickford’s net.

The next goal was “made” in Borussia Dortmund with the help of another Germanic influence, Ozil. He played the to Mkhitaryan who knew exactly where Aubameyang was for the Gabon striker to curl his chip over Pickford.

Walcott almost grabbed one back for his new side, cutting in away from Nacho Monreal but as he struck, Mustafi’s last minute sliding tackle deflected the ball over the bar.

4-0 at half time, Arsene Wenger replaced Monreal with Sead Kolasniac as Arsenal continued to dominate. Oumar Niasse crashed into Petr Cech and saw his effort strike his upright. Cech’s wait for his 200th Premier League clean sheet goes on after substiute Dominic Calvert-Lewin headed in unopposed to make it 4-1. Cech’s earlier injury forced his replacement by David Ospina, and he was still kept reasonably busy but able to defend his goal.

Ramsey’s hat-trick was completed after he was picked up by Mkhitaryan’s cross to place beyond Pickford and claim the match ball in an almost perfect day for Arsenal. Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang couldn’t have wished for a more a better home debut.