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Henrikh Mkhitaryan sets premier league record

By Emmanuel Okogba

Henrikh Mkhitaryan became the first Premier league player to provide a hat-trick of assists in one single match after a fine performance against Everton last Saturday.

Arsenal’s Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (R) takes the ball off Everton’s English striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 3, 2018. AFP

Arsenal walloped Everton 5-1 thanks to an Aaron Ramsey hat-trick and goals from Laurent Koscielny and debutant Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsene Wenger’s side came into the game hoping to put the shock defeat to relegation threatened Swansea behind them and it was no surprise when the goals started pouring in not too long after kick-off flying high on the back of the inspired Armenian.

The first assist came in the 6th minute for Aaron Ramsey’s opener; the second in the 37th for Aubameyang’s debut goal and Arsenal’s fourth; and finally in the 74th minute to complete Ramsey’s hat-trick.

Mhjiktryan who recently joined from Manchester United in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez played all ninety minutes of the match.

Arsenal’s next match is an away fixture against Tottenham Hotspur in the premier league on Saturday.





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