Lacazette and Aubameyang are on target to help sink Everton
ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired in quickfire second-half strikes to secure this victory, although the latter should have been flagged offside as he tucked home.
It was the third time in the last five league games they have started together that both forwards have found the back of the net.
After losing the opening two games of his reign Unai Emery has been unbeaten since, although the Toffees will feel hard done by to leave the Emirates Stadium on the receiving end of a defeat.
Marco Silva’s men had the better of the first half with Richarlison, back in the team after serving a three-match ban, a threat for much of the opening 45 minutes.
Despite a decent display, Everton remain without a league win since the second week of the season and have not won a Premier League encounter at Arsenal since Andrei Kanchelskis scored the winner at Highbury in January 1996.
They had a glorious chance to take the lead inside 90 seconds as Dominic Calvert-Lewin broke behind Arsenal’s high defensive line.
The England Under-21 international burst into the box only to be stopped by recalled Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech as he looked to round the Gunners captain.
The visitors continued to keep a high tempo, forcing Arsenal into a couple of defensive errors as Emery’s side once again tried to play out from the back.
With Arsenal enjoying more of the ball after the interval they were denied a penalty by referee Jon Moss, who was unmoved by claims of handball against Jonjoe Kenny.
They hit the front soon after, though, Lacazette producing a pinpoint finish inside the far post after an incisive pass from Aaron Ramsey – and things got better just three minutes later.
Mesut Ozil broke forward and his low cross was scuffed by Ramsey into the path of Aubameyang, who doubled the lead, despite standing in an offside position.
Substitute Cenk Tosun forced a late save out of Cech as Everton looked to set up an enthralling finish, but Arsenal held on.
DELIGHTED:Alexandre Lacazette is jubilant after scoring Arsenal’s opening goal.