Aubameyang scoring, Henrikh linking up well and getting a couple of assists. Crushing an Everton team who were not even average - they were shit.
Its games and times like these were support for Wenger is restored by the fans and pundits who are in love with the idea of Wenger leading a resurgent Arsenal. Even Wenger starts to dream and no doubt tell himself - this is it, we have turned a corner.
However lets be real, every now and then we will crush a team because we do have many top quality players, and if they play well, and the opposition dont show up, winning 5-1 is a likely result.
But the standards for a top manager need to be so much higher. We have only won 50% of our league games this year and we simply cant put a winning run together. Our best winning streak in the league this year is 3 games in a row. Its even worse when you realise we have only put back to back wins together 3 times all season. One winning streak of 3, and two winning steaks of 2. Any team that cant put long and multiple winning streaks together just isnt a good team.
Another thing about being a good team, is making your chances count. Today was a good win, especially in a week Liverpool and Tottenham play each other menaing either will drop points if not both. However given we play Tottenham next week - we simply need to win if we are to finish above them. If we lose we cant say, oh its ok there is 11 games to go. NO. If we cant beat Tottenham to narrow the gap, why should we expect other teams to?
If Tottenham lose to Liverpool, any good team will sense the opportunity to go bang bang on a rival and close the gap by 6 points in only two games.
But I just know next week we are going to the lane and are going to get rolled, and this feel good factor will be forgotten. A decent team will show up and put in a fight. However, this team, will likely to WHL and cave in.