Arsenal overcame Everton thanks to two goals from their prolific strike pairing of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The win makes it five consecutive victories across all completions for Unai Emery, who will also be delighted to have finally recorded a clean sheet.
Emery must be mightily relieved he is able to call upon two strikers of the calibre of Lacazette and Aubameyang.
Even when Arsenal are struggling for fluency, they have the quality to produce goals out of nothing.
Their partnership is what Emery should be building his team around. The goalkeeping position at Arsenal has been the subject of considerable debate in recent weeks, but Petr Cech’s performance suggests Emery was right to stick with the former Chelsea man.
Emery must work out why his team are such poor starters. The Gunners have not led at half-time in any of their Premier League fixtures thus far.
The injury to Sokratis Papastathopoulos will be a significant concern to Emery.
The former Borussia Dortmund man has been Arsenal’s most impressive defender this season, and with Laurent Koscielny already sidelined the Gunners cannot afford to lose another centre-half.
It’ll be anxious wait to discover the extent of the damage.
Whatever Emery said at half-time clearly worked.
Arsenal do seem to have a manager who is capable of altering the pattern of games from the touchline.