Thierry Henry thinks Arsenal could have scored 10 goals against Everton, after the Gunners won 5-2 in Sunday’s meeting at Goodison Park.
With Alexandre Lacazette, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil leading the line, Arsenal couldn’t stop creating chances, and managed an incredible 30 over the 90 minutes, with 14 on target.
When you consider that Manchester City scored seven goals from just 20 shots against Stoke, it’s understandable that Henry thinks the Gunners could’ve got a few more.
He explained: “Right from the start, obviously they conceded a goal early, but right from the start you could sense they were going to mean business today,” reports the Express.
“If you’re looking from an Everton point of view, that’s exactly how you don’t play Arsenal. If you give them time on the ball and allow them to play like they played today, you’re in trouble. They scored five, it could have been five each half in all fairness.”
Arsenal were pretty devastating in an attacking sense, in my opinion. The defensive issues were still present, with Granit Xhaka getting caught on the ball – even if I still believe it should have been given as a foul – and Nacho Monreal combining with Petr Čech to gift Everton a late consolation goal.
But in attack, this was a different Arsenal to any other we’ve seen lately. Every midfielder, wing-back and forward that started the match looked capable of scoring a goal, not to mention Per Mertesacker almost getting on the end of a corner, and Monreal’s equaliser.
The only negative was that most of the chances didn’t go in, but when you score five it’s hard to complain too much. As long as the Gunners continue to be this creative, they won’t need to be particularly clinical to win matches.