Arsenal’s past two weeks had been nothing more than a disappointment. They required to redeem themselves for themselves and their fans too. And that is what they did at the Emirates today!
The Gunners provided a spectacular performance by winning comfortably against visitors Everton.
While Ozil opened the scoring the scoring for Arsenal in the first half, it was Giroud who came on as a substitute in place of Sanogo that stole the show, late in the game.
Everton gave a scare to home side Arsenal when Lukaku equalised late in the first half to set Everton comfortably for the upcoming second half. But it was not to be, as Arsenal went ahead from a penalty by Arteta who had to score twice to confirm the goal! When the midfielder score the first time, Giroud had already entered the six yard box thus making the penalty invalid for Arteta who scored the first time initially too.
A threatening shot fired by Cazorla towards the Everton goal was saved by goalkeeper Joel but clearly showed that Arsenal were not yet done for the day!
After Yaya Sanogo was replaced by striker Giroud, the game changed pace as Arsenal got their third goal from Giroud who looked threatening right from the time he stepped on the field.
But the Gunners had yet to put a final nail in Evertons coffin after seamless one touch passing from the Arsenal midfielders Tomas Rosicky to Ozil who quite correctly anticipated and set up Giroud’s second and Arsenals fourth goal for the evening.
With this win, Arsenal go into the semi finals of the FA Cup for the sixteenth time in the history of the game.