Arsenal 1-1 Everton
Arsenal were only nine minutes away from going an incredible seven points clear at the top of the table yesterday, but were unfortunately pegged back by a spirited Everton side, meaning the Gunners lead at the top of the Premier League table now stands at five points.
In truth, Arsene Wenger’s side didn’t really deserve to win the game yesterday, as Everton, full of confidence from their moral boosting win away to Manchester United, frustrated Arsenal with a high pressing game which, particularly in the first half, prevented the home side from gaining any rhythm in the match. The Gunners midfield unit, which has performed extremely well all season, just could not get a grip on the game. Far too often, in the opening 25 minutes, Arsenal’s midfield gave the ball away far too cheaply, through sloppy passing and as a result Everton comfortably enjoyed the lion’s share of possession.