It remains to be seen which club will end regretting the decision with the Arsenal fans hoping that they are the happy faces in the end. Ramsey has scored six Premier League goals against Everton, the most he has scored against a single opponent in the competition.
In what at the time seemed another odd decision from Allardyce, he hauled Walcott off for Calvert-Lewin in the 61st minute.
Thus, the Gunners can try and sign the 20-year old in the summer to bolster their wings especially after the departure of Theo Walcott to Everton.
Everton did manage to get a foothold of sorts in the contest 64 minutes in, with young forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin coming off the bench to reduce the arrears with his headed goal soon after being introduced.
A renewed sense of optimism at Arsenal following not only Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan’s arrivals, but also Mesut Ozil signing a new contract, exploded in a four-goal salvo in the opening 37 minutes.
Sam Allardyce has collected just three points from a possible 39 in away Premier League games at Arsenal (P13 W0 D3 L10), losing each of the last eight in a row, all at the Emirates. Everton remain four points clear of eleventh-placed Watford.
Iwobi however insisted that the team will use the win against Everton as motivation to achieve their objective of picking a Champions League ticket. Who will cede their spot to the north Londoners?
Wales midfielder Ramsey completed his treble in the second half and the only angst for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was the sight of goalkeeper Petr Cech limping off injured.
Subs: Ospina 6, Kolasinac 6, Wilshere 6.
Ramsey opened the scoring for Arsenal in the sixth minute when he tapped in a Henrikh Mkhitaryan cross from the right. A great start for the home side! Koscielny was a rock at the back, continually stifling any possible Everton attack while also going into challenges that could have resulted in attacking opportunities for the Toffees. Had a key hand in three, including the assist for Aaron Ramsey’s second. Everton have a consoltaion! It’s a hat-trick for Ramsey! After being given time to line up a shot, and being encouraged to try his luck by the Emirates faithful, the Welshman hit a powerful deflected shot that Pickford could only help into the net. They kind of remind me of Ozil and Sanchez and how they connected so well, but with Alexis buggered off, it may fall to Mkhitaryan to fill that void.