Arsenal first monthly report.
Arsenal vs Stoke
Lineup:Cech Bellerin Mertesacker Koscielny Monreal Coquelin Cazorla(Ramsey) Walcott(Oxlade-Chamberlain) Ozil Sanchez Lacazette(Giroud)
Arsenal vs Watford H 4-0
Lineup:Cech Bellerin Mertesacker Koscielny Monreal Coquelin(Ramsey) Cazorla Walcott Ozil(Oxlade-Chamberlain) Sanchez Lacazette
Arsenal vs Man United A 0-0
Lineup:Cech Bellerin Mertesacker Koscielny Monreal Coquelin Ramsey Walcott Ozil(Cazorla) Sanchez(Oxlade Chamberlain) Lacazette(Giroud)
Injuries:Sanchez(strained knee ligaments out for 6 weeks),Lacazette(puled hamstring out for 3 weeks)
Arsenal vs Everton H 2-1
Lineup:Cech Bellerin(Chambers) Mertesacker Koscielny Monreal Coquelin(Cook) Ramsey Walcott(Oxlade-Chamberlain) Ozil Cazorla Giroud
Arsenal looked in red hot form as they began the season by going unbeaten in their first four games as well as only conceding one goal.
They got their season off to the perfect start against Stoke with captain Koscielny finishing off from a Mesut Ozil corner which was delivered in low to his feet.
In the 64th minute Lacazette doubled their lead and got off the mark for Arsenal getting on the end of a Petr Cech long ball, going past 2 defenders before putting a delightful chip over Jack Butlands Head.
Substitute Aaron Ramsey then made it 3-o with a brilliant strike from just outside the box.
In their next game against Watford Arsenal looked as though they might not be able to carry on their great form and were held by a solid Watford before Aaron Ramsey produced another piece of magic with a brilliant cross that Alexis was able to easily tap in to the back of the net.
Theo Walcott then compounded Watford’s misery with two good finish in the 83rd an 88th minute before Aaron Ramsey capped it off by knocking in a rebound from Alexis Sanchez’s shot which was parried by Heurehlo Gomez.
In the next game Arsenal faced their toughest challenge yet coming up against fellow title contenders Manchester United.
The first major chance of the game came when Anthony Martial got on the end of a Juan Mata free kick unleashing a shot which was well saved by Petr Cech but came on the rebound to Michel Carrick who’s shot was easily blocked by a Koscielny before being cleared.
Then in the 62nd minute Memhpis Depay Got on the end of a Mata corner which was parried by Cech before being cleared upfield.
On the break after the clearance Alex Oxlade Chamberlain went past 3 United men surging into the box before being stopped by a Matteo Darmian sliding tackle which may in the ground would argue should have been a penalty.
The in the 70th minute Anthony Martial was set free by a Juan Mata through ball before firing his shot marginally wide of the post.
No more chances came in the game with both teams content to sit back and play for a draw.
In their next game against Everton, Arsenal got off to a flyer by getting 2-0 up within 25 minutes.
The first goal came when Olivier Giroud headed home from Theo Walcott cross in the 7th minute.
18 minutes later provider turned scorer with Walcott getting on the end of a Mezut Ozil through ball before firing home from close range.
Steven Naismith pulled one back for Everton in the 83nd minute with a god finish from close range which beat Petr Cech for power.