The Gunners were asked by Arsene Wenger to produce a response after being knocked out of the FA Cup and Champions League in a matter of four days.
Arsenal did just that as Danny Welbeck capped an energetic start from the away side with a neat finish in the 7th minute after a sublime move.
Wenger’s men continued to dominate from there on but Everton occasionally threatened to get back into the game as Romelu Lukaku wrestled with Gabriel.
However, Arsenal were handed the two-goal cushion they deserved on the stroke of half-time as Alex Iwobi took advantage of a swift counter-attack to snatch his first ever goal for the first team.
(After avoiding loans to lower league clubs during the summer, Iwobi has been handed some insurance in Wenger’s starting eleven considering the form of Theo Walcott.)