Thierry Henry reacts to Arsenal's triumph over Everton
Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Thierry Henry was pleased with the Gunners' performance at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon. The north London side suffered a 2-1 defeat to Watford in the previous outing, and they came up with the perfect response as they thrashed the Toffees by a 5-2 scoreline.
Speaking after the game, Henry admitted that the Gunners showcased a flawless performance on the field, and they could have quite easily doubled the scores, he said, "It was very good. 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. 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."
The victory takes the north London club to fifth place on the Premier League table, and they are just behind Chelsea on goal difference with 16 points. Nevertheless, the Gunners are nine points behind table-toppers Manchester City, and they have a lot of work to do if they are to close the gap on the Citizens.
Arsene Wenger's side will now shift their attention to League Cup duty with Norwich City making the visit to the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night. The Gunners were slightly fortuitous to secure a 1-0 triumph over Doncaster Rovers in the previous round, and their second-string side will have to be wary of Daniel Farke's men, who are unbeaten in nine outings in all competitions.
The likes of Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud are certain to feature in the game, and this provides Wenger with the luxury of resting his key players for the Premier League clash against Swansea City on Saturday.