On reflection, it couldn’t have gone much better for Arsenal than it did yesterday. The Emirates seen possibly its performance of the season yesterday, with the home crowd playing witness to a comfortable 5-1 demolition of Sam Allardyce’s Everton side.

The first hat-trick of Aaron Ramsey’s career was undoubtedly the highlight of Saturday evening’s performance, with the Welsh midfielder deservingly getting the opportunity to take home the match ball with 3 deft finishes, but it is another hat-trick that will have supporters salivating about the potential of things to come.

This was of course, Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s hat-trick of assets, as the newly signed Armenian had the perfect starting debut in an Arsenal shirt, with a terrific display of attacking intent and ingenuity.

Perhaps the most exciting of his assists was the second one – as he, as he has done so many times before, set up debutante Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to get off the mark in an Arsenal shirt.

The Pacey Gabonese international enjoyed a wonderful start to his time in North London, and he couldn’t have asked more of the players around him. Much of the build-up to the encounter discussed how Wenger would opt to play his litany of attacking quality, with him ultimately deploying a 4-2-3-1 formation with Alexandre Lacazette dropping to the bench to make way for Aubameyang.

And even though the new attacking players were a delight to see in full-flow, it was Ramsey who stole the day. In a way basically unseen all-season, Arsenal burst out of the gates, with Ramsey finding the net after just 6 minutes.

It was the kind of move supporters will want to see a great deal more in the final 12 league games of the season – Ozil played a neat pass to Aubameyang, who then laid the ball off to Mkhitaryan who placed a low cross at the feet of Ramsey, who tucked the ball away.

The intensity didn’t slow down and soon Allardyce’s side were down by two. In the 14th minute, an Ozil cross was met by Skhrodan Mustafi, who’s flick spiralled towards a pouncing Laurent Koscielny, who’s diving header made it two.

5 minutes later, Everton were in disarray. In a contrast to Arsenal’s new signings performance, centre back Eliquim Mangala was somewhat at fault for the third, as he allowed both Ozil and Ramsey place to execute a move, with the Welshman’s effort deflecting off the centre back to make it three goals to nil after just 19 minutes.

Things slowed down slightly following the third goal as Everton found some shape, but the game was well and truly put to bed shortly before the end of the first half when Aubameyang notched his first goal in the Premier League. Prior to the goal, he had been lively, and it appeared inevitable he’d put his name on the scoresheet.

And then he did – thank in part to an exquisite ball from his former Borussia Dortmund counterpart Mkhitaryan, who played him into space and from close range he deftly chipped the ball over the onrushing Jordan Pickford in the Everton goal.

At half-time, Arsenal were in dreamland. It must have been one of Wenger’s easiest team talks – they were excellent in the first half, and while Everton did themselves no favours in allowing the floodgates to open early on, Arsenal were excellent.

The away sides team talk may have been markedly angrier, and it showed when Everton came out a refreshed looking side at the beginning of the second half. Nonetheless, the damage had been done – a four goal deficit going into the second half of an away game is a daunting prospect at the best of times.

Theo Walcott, upon his return to the Emirates following his January move to the Merseyside club, was met with applause from the home fans, but the winger’s contributions were limited throughout.

Perhaps Arsenal got a little bit too comfortable as Everton began to threaten, and Walcott’s 61st minute replacement Dominic Calvert Lewin got a goal back for the Toffee’s 3 minutes after he took the field as he rose highest to get his head on a Yannick Bolasie cross.

Arsenal regained their dominance following the goal, but soon afterwards they experienced perhaps the only negative to the match-up goalkeeper Petr Cech left the field following a collision with Oumar Niasse, to be replaced by David Ospina for the closing 20 minutes.

In the 74th minute, as it seemed destined to happen, Ramsey – and indeed Mkhitaryan – notched their hattricks, as the Armenian’s ball angled itself perfectly at the feet of the Welshman, who brimming with confidence slotted the ball by Pickford to earn his third and Arsenal’s fifth on the day.

Following his goal, he left the field to raucous appreciation, with Jack Wilshire taking his place for the last quarter of an hour. A great day for the midfielder.

His performance was joined in its excellence by new duo Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan. It could easily be an early wave of optimistic promising play, so the question remains as to how far it can be ridden by Wenger’s team, but it was a joy to watch. As was a newly reinvigorated Ozil, who excelled with the new talent flanking him.

Next up for the Gunners is the North London derby with Tottenham on the 10th of February, and after recently debilitating losses and displays against Bournemouth and Swansea, this victory over Everton serves as a great base to grow from and earn some more great results. Now sitting five points behind third placed Liverpool and fourth placed Chelsea – joint on 50 points - there’s still a ways to go however.

But there’s no doubt about it – this was a great result: it was Arsenal’s performance of the season – clinical, fast and creative – and long may it continue.