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 a minute into the fixture and it took Arsenal a good 26 minutes to sort themselves out. Eddie Nketiah drew the scores level midway through the half before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the hosts ahead six minutes laer.
But Richarlison and Everton pegged the Gunners back by scoring on the stroke of half-time.
Aubameyang got his second less than a minute into the second half and Arsenal resumed control.
Calvert-Lewin had a golden chance to equalise late on but Bernd Leno produced a superb stop as Arsenal picked up all three points.
Arsenal player ratings
Leno – 8
Run of three clean sheets ended after 49 seconds. Great late saves from Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison.
Bellerin – 5
Tough shift marking Richarlison. Not able to get forward down the right.
Mustafi – 6
The German's defending is enough to turn Arsenal fans as grey as his new hairstyle.
Luiz – 7
Made up for weak header for opening goal with sublime pass to set up Aubameyang.
Kolasinac – 6
Left-back off after 18 minutes with right-arm injury after collision with Sidibe.
Ceballos – 6
Crowd favourite got stuck in – including revenge lunge on Richarlison – in holding midfield role.
Xhaka – 7
Always looking to push Arsenal forward. Real improvement under Arteta.
Pepe – 5
Assist with right-wing cross for second Aubameyang header. Otherwise anonymous.
Ozil – 7
Master of the perfectly-timed five-yard pass. Always in space.
Aubameyang – 8
Took his tally to 19 goals this season with two clinical finishes.
Nketiah – 7
Two Championship starts for Leeds. Two goals in two Premier League starts.
Came off the bench to claim 10th assist of the season with great cross for Nketiah
Pickford – 6
England keeper left exposed for all three goals. Gave ball away before Nketiah hit bar late on.
Sidibe – 5
Picked off by Luiz pass for first Aubameyang goal. Then beaten in air for his second.
Mina – 6
Generally good in air but got under Saka cross when Nketiah scored equaliser.
Holgate – 6
Solid defensively and always composed on the ball playing out from the back.
Baines – 7
Did good job in keeping Pepe largely quiet down the Arsenal right.
Delph – 6
Returned after one-match ban to screen the back four. Subbed off.
Schneiderlin – 5
Did not boss the midfield on his 200th Premier League appearance. Subbed off.
Richarlison – 8
Scored equaliser just after escaping with yellow card for aggressive tackle on Ceballos.
Sigurdsson – 6
Floated free kick for Calvert-Lewin goal. Not involved in open play enough. Booked.
Iwobi – 5
Blazed first-half shot over the bar in style familiar to Arsenal fans. Subbed off.
Calvert-Lewin – 7
Netted 14th goal of the season – and fourth in five Premier League games .
First return to the Premier League 112 days after his horror leg break in November.
Immediately added energy and better crossing down the right flank.
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