LIVE updates, stats, reactions, and ratings for Everton vs. Arsenal.
Everton 0-1 Arsenal: Here’s how the game played out.
Arsenal led from the start but lacked cutting edge in the final third. The Gunners broke through Everton’s tight defense, only to have the score ruled off for offside.
They did, however, perform better in the second half. Saka’s brilliance provided Trossard with an opportunity on goal, which he took perfectly.
Arsenal maintained their lead in the final stages. The Gunners were put under a lot of pressure, but they hung on for a crucial three points.
Zinchenko, Vieira – 80′
Tomiyasu and Havertz
“That’s an incredible finish from Trossard,” Gooner Talk says. He’s hit and miss today, but he’s still world class.”
That was a fantastic move. Trossard delivered a stunning finish. Bukayo Saka pulls it back for Leandro Trossard, who brilliantly hits the back of the goal to put Arsenal ahead.
65′ – Arsenal substitution: Jesus on for Nketiah.
55′ – We’ve continued to dominate the game, but we’re still lacking in creativity.
“When it counts, Everton are making the important blocks, but Arsenal are starting to look ominous again,” says Greg O’Keffe.
“Big chance,” says Charles Watts. Odegaard’s inside touch is lovely, but he’s going right at Pickford.”
47′ – Two chances in short succession to begin the half, as Odegaard’s shot is saved by Pickford before Vieira fires over.
46′ We’re back in action!
0-0 at the half. It’s a mystery why we’re not ahead.
The Gunners dominated the game from the opening but were unable to create any serious chances. Everton played deep with the intention of catching Arsenal on the break.
They had a few shots at the target. The Gunners, however, found the back of the net. Martinelli’s goal, however, was called back due to offside.
The Brazilian would later sustain an injury and would be replaced by Trossard. However, the Belgian poses no actual threat.
Arsenal has played better overall, but we are still missing that deadly pass and lethal finish. If this trend continues in the second half, we may see Havertz and Jesus.
Rice, Odegaard, and Martinelli – 8
Saka, Zinchenko, Saliba, Gabriel, Raya, and White – 7
5 Fair – Vieira
Nketiah – 4 / 5
After some good play by Rice, Saka, and Odegaard, Ben White with our first shot target at 40′. At this time, Arteta will be frustrated.
“Best we’ve played at Goodison Park in the last five seasons,” says Sash. Really strong control, although a little lacking in the last third execution.”
30′ – Gueye’s poor shot gives Everton their first test of Raya. The Gunners remain firmly in command. Trossard has yet to make an effect.
“You can’t write a worse scenario,” says Eduardo Hagn. Martinelli’s goal was ruled out, and he is currently hurt.”
“You’re really unlucky, man,” says Sash. Fabio Vieira’s ball is fantastic. And Martinelli handled it admirably.”
Trossard comes in for Martinelli, who is injured.
20′ – The referee has ruled that we were offside. Vieira’s excellent pass set up Martinelli’s goal. Nketiah, on the other hand, was called offside during the build-up.
15′ – Everton is attempting to get tough with Arsenal. We are still in complete command. But there is no crystal cut chance for the Gunners just yet.
10′ – With three corners already, the Gunners have dominated the game thus far. Interchanges in the midfield are impressive. Rice is in charge of the game.
We’re off and running…
“We always try to put the best possible team to start the game & then we have the ‘finisher,’ that as you can see in every game, they are making a huge impact & we believe that today was better to start that way & we have a nice balance in the team,” Arteta said of starting Vieira over Havertz.
“It’s been six years since we won here [at Goodison Park], so it’s been a long time,” says Mikkel Arteta. We’ve been in this position before and succeeded, but there’s a point to prove, and it needs to be on this field.”
Ramsdale and Arteta on Raya:
“I believe I mentioned that we wanted to build a squad with two quality players in each position, with contrasting characteristics, and we now have that.” And in order to maximize it, they must play games, and we have a lot of things coming up right now.”
Gabriel Jesus has scored eight Premier League goals against Everton, more than any other team he has played. He has also scored or assisted in EACH of his past seven home and away appearances against Everton.
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