Arsenal won their first piece of Silverware with a polished 3-1 victory over Everton thanks to goals from Walcott, Carzola and Ozil.
The main talking point of the game was a debut to Petr Cech which got the crowd excited and cheered almost every touch of the ball that he made.
Wenger also gave starting berths to some senior players that didn’t play in.. the first game. The was also the first time the team had wore the new home kit for the season.
The presence of the senior players really gave arsenal some finesse and swagger about their play. Ozil played behind Giroud, Gibbs and Bellerin on the full back roles, Chambers and Koscienlny in the middle.
It has however the midfield that got everyone guessing with Carzola playing just infront of the back four in a similar role Pirlo plays for Juventus. There was also a constant switch between Wilshere and Walcott on the flanks.
Such tactical changes brought dividends as Arsenal played really well and was no surprise when Carzola picked out Walcott with a pass from deep which the Englishman slotted home comfortably.
In the second half, the OX came in for Wilshere and brought his excellent runs and dribbles to the team. Walcott went close on 47 mins and 53 minute but Cech had to make a fine save from Garbutt between those chances. Bellerin also tried his fellow Spanish keeper from range which went close.
However, the senior Spaniard showed him how it is done with a wonderful goal on 58th minute preceded by excellent footwork.
Carzola was at it again, this time a sleek pass for Ozil to make it 3-0 on 62 mins.
Arsenal tried to get more with the OX and Walcott coming close. It was however an Oxlade Chamberlain error that gave Barkley the chance to score on 75 mins.
MAN OF THE MATCH: Clearly, Santi Carzola.
Awesome second goal and two delightful assists. This time played deeper in the midfield and is looking like a real leader for the gooners.
TALKING POINT: the boys looked very fresh and sleek..makes you wonder if the rapt of appointments in the fitness and body conditioning area are beginning to make an impact.