Arsenal loved loads of the ball however had been unable to stop themselves from falling to a 1-0 defeat to Everton on the Emirates on Friday.
With fireworks and fan protests echoing within the background, the primary half was performed at a quick tempo. It was end-to-end, with each side having fun with a variety of half-chances, however neither actually did sufficient to threaten the opposing goalkeeper earlier than the break. Gylfi Sigurdsson noticed a free-kick clip the highest of the bar, however that was the closest both aspect got here within the first 45.
Seven minutes into the second half, Dani Ceballos went down and was awarded a penalty, solely to see the choice overruled for an offside earlier within the transfer. Arsenal continued to press however discovered themselves 1-0 down within the 76th minute as Richarlison’s cross someway squirmed by Bernd Leno and into the again of the online.
Arsenal tried to seek out an equaliser however a mix of Everton’s cussed again line and a painful lack of creativity noticed the Gunners hunch to defeat.
Bernd Leno (GK) – 4/10 – A typically stable recreation however ruined all of it with a shocker to reward Richarlison a aim.
Calum Chambers (RB) – 6/10 – A little bit of a combined bag from Chambers. He was sensible with the ball at his toes, whipping in some actually harmful crosses, however on the again, issues had been a bit shaky. Gave Digne far an excessive amount of area too usually.
Rob Holding (CB) – 6/10 – Captained the aspect however did not notably lead by instance. Managed to maintain Calvert-Lewin quiet and pulled out an important block for Sigurdsson however combined that with some weird selections and sloppy fouls.
Pablo Mari (CB) – 7/10 – One other quietly glorious efficiency. Positioned himself completely to maintain Calvert-Lewin at bay and regarded very pleased with the ball at his toes.
Granit Xhaka (LB) – 6/10 – Had a little bit of a tricky time coping with Richarlison, however given he is not a left-back, it’s important to let him off. Did not look snug transferring ahead due to the Brazilian’s risk on the counter.
Thomas Partey (DM) – 7/10 – As a defensive midfielder, Partey’s ball restoration was glorious. He loved the bodily battle with Everton’s midfield, however when on the ball, he was a bit of sloppy and missed a number of probabilities to get issues transferring.
Dani Ceballos (DM) – 6/10 – Did nicely driving ahead however ruined his night with a questionable tumble for the overruled penalty and a few of the worst corners you’ve got ever seen.
Bukayo Saka (RM) – 5/10 – Began off sizzling however rapidly fizzled out. Struggled to get previous Digne and usually regarded drained. In determined want of a relaxation.
Emile Smith Rowe (AM) – 5/10 – Actually struggled to cope with Everton’s physicality. There was no area for him to cross into, and he could not even drop deep as a result of Allan was there to suffocate him.
Nicolas Pepe (LM) – 6/10 – This recreation is why Arsenal followers get so aggravated with Pepe. The Ivorian had some moments of pure magic and simply may have created one or two objectives, however then supplied up some poor selections. Wanted to do extra.
Eddie Nketiah (ST) – 3/10 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had malaria and nonetheless in all probability would have completed extra.
Martin Odegaard – 6/10
Gabriel Martinelli – 6/10
Willian – 6/10
Jordan Pickford (GK) – 7/10 – Had a busy second half and wanted to make a handful of spectacular saves. Earned his aspect the victory.
Seamus Coleman (RB) – 7/10 – Loved his battle with Pepe and profited from the actual fact Xhaka by no means joined in Arsenal’s assaults. Might focus one-on-one and did nicely.
Ben Godfrey (CB) – 7/10 – Nketiah made life extremely simple for him, however Godfrey was spectacular. Received a lot within the air and was joyful to place in a crunching sort out when wanted.
Mason Holgate (CB) – 6/10 – Regarded to lose his composure a bit of with a ferocious problem on Pepe. Typically stable however the odd reckless flash will not endear him to Everton followers.
Lucas Digne (LB) – 7/10 – Truthful play to Everton’s package provider for making pockets deep sufficient to carry Saka. Digne received the battle all evening lengthy and regarded harmful along with his crosses as nicely.
Allan (CM) – 6/10 – Did nicely to stifle the area for Smith Rowe however wanted to supply extra on the ball. Too many sideways passes.
Andre Gomes (CM) – 5/10 – Just a little too destructive along with his passes. Stopped Everton from making any actual strikes earlier than being hauled off for Delph.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (CM) – 5/10 – Started nicely however rapidly misplaced his grip on the sport. Had a lot of followers calling him a crab on Twitter for his love of a sideways cross.
James Rodriguez (AM) – 4/10 – Regarded like he was operating by syrup at occasions. Could not cope with Partey’s stress and was nameless for many of the recreation.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (ST) – 4/10 – Nketiah was the worst striker on the pitch, however Calvert-Lewin was an in depth second. Admittedly did not get loads of assist from his crew however did virtually nothing to assist himself both.
Richarlison (ST) – 7/10 – Regarded like Everton’s hazard man proper from the get-go. Loved operating at Xhaka and was good sufficient to take advantage of the Swiss’ weak point for the aim. Wanted some assist from Leno however deserved each little bit of it.
Fabian Delph – 6/10 – Had the fallacious socks on. No concept why.
Tom Davies – N/A
Yerry Mina – N/A