Published: Tue, February 06, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Arsenal Goalkeeper Petr Cech subbed off during win against Everton

Arsenal Goalkeeper Petr Cech subbed off during win against Everton

Arsenal thrashed Everton 5-1 on Saturday, as Aaron Ramsey grabbed a hat-trick and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored on his debut.

Everton boss Sam Allardyce has selected his own deadline day capture, on-loan Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, in a back three. Ramsey completed his treble in the second half from Mkhitaryan's cutback, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin headed in a consolation.

Arsenal's new-look forward line slotted effortlessly into gear as the two one-time Dortmund allies combined to create a sixth-minute opener.

Everton conceded three times in the opening 20 minutes amid defensive chaos, with Ramsey touching in the opener from Mkhitaryan's cross. Laurent Koscielny added a second just eight minutes later, combining a header with fellow centre-back Shkodran Mustafi to make it 2-0.

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The veteran goalkeeper soon made way for David Ospina, having failed to shake off a knock from when Niasse tested his post. Ramsey opened the scoring from a close-range shot.

The 35-year-old Cech has been typically durable this season so far and has played in all 26 of Arsenal's Premier League fixtures.

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