Though Mkhitaryan stole the show with a hat-trick of assists on his first appearance at the Emirates since joining from Manchester United, Iwobi was equally impressive, providing one of Aaron Ramsey’s three goals
The London club bolstered their forward line by signing the Gabon international from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee on Wednesday, but Aubameyang, 28, did not fully participate in Thursday’s training session due to a fever.
But those individual deals were eclipsed by Brazilian forward Neymar’s move from FC Barcelona to Paris St Germain in a world-record transfer worth 222 million euros (£195.4 million)
Some reports had claimed the 30-year-old would leave Tianjin after an injury-hit first season since moving from Stamford Bridge, with Everton leading the chase.
A rejuvenated Everton make the short trip to Anfield having recorded back-to-back wins in the top flight for the first time this season, but Sam Allardyce will be aware that defeat to their rivals would wipe out his bright start at Goodison…