clipped from www.sportinglife.comArsenal sent out a stunning statement of intent that was heard loud and clear from Eastlands to the east end of Glasgow following their mauling of Everton on Saturday. A squad already written off as lacking the depth and maturity to win the title could not have answered the critics in better fashion. Their mauling of Everton, who finished one place behind them last term, left no-one in any doubt to the Gunners credentials. Arsene Wenger's side have been considered the top four's weakest link, with the financial muscle of Manchester City, as well as Aston Villa and Tottenham, already massing to overhaul them. The relative paupers of Everton also had top-four aspirations, backed up by their renowned energy and fighting spirit. So to be so totally outplayed in their own intimidating backyard came as a shattering humiliation. Arsenal's display will have sent a shockwave through Celtic, too.