Mikel Arteta’s wards were in ruthless form when their side squared up with Daniel Farke’s men at the Emirates stadium today, pummeling them with 4 un-replied goals.
Arsenal’s top goalscorer Aubameyang who set a record as the quickest gunner to score 50 premier league goals, doing so in 8 games fewer than club legend Henry opened things up in the 33rd minute after a sloppy display from Tim Krul.
Just 4 minutes later the Gabon international turned provider for Granit Xhaka who fired home from close range through the feet of Tim krul.
After a shaky restart that saw Nigerian attacker Adam Uche Idah draw a fine save from stand in goalie Emiliano Martinez, the gunners took control of the game and buried it with another goal from Auba, his second for the night and another gift, this time from Josip Drmic who astonishingly punts the ball straight across his own penalty area and setting up the Arsenal striker on goal for an easy slip past the helpless Tim Krul
Norwich had some brief spells when they threatened with substitute Onel Hernandez working up some magic down the left flank, but nothing came out of all his brilliance as the Arsenal backline which has been a bit shaky since the restart of the Premier league showed some resilience, with Xhaka providing the needed cover in front of the back 3 of Luiz, Kolasinac and Mustafi who was replaced by Rob Holding at halftime.
Cedric Soares finally made his debut for Arsenal after his loan was extended and he capped his debut with a wonderfully struck goal, firing from outside the box 4 minutes after replacing Hector Bellerin.
The win now takes Arsenal above bitter rivals Tottenham with one point and a game in hand to 7th place as the race for European cup slots continue to heat up.
This win is very important for an Arsenal side that seemed to be lacking in confidence since the restart of the league as they prepare to face Nuno Espirito Santo’s men at the Molineux Stadium on Saturday