Everton 2 – 5 Arsenal [Premier League] Highlights video, mp4 download
What a brilliant win that was. Arsenal had 17 attempts at half-time, more than any Premier League team has had in one half of football this season, and they deserved much more than the 1-1 scoreline. But this was also a vital win for the state of their season. The loss to Watford had raised many questions. Those questions have not been answered in one swift, blistering display. But Sunday’s triumph showed the potential of this team.
Arsenal started the game in blistering fashion. Playing precise, fizzing passes, in and out of the midfield, with great fluidity and tempo, they carved open Everton with seemingly ever attack. The front three of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, and Alexandre Lacazette drifted throughout the pitch, with their collective spatial awareness allowing their movement to create space for the others. It was a wonderful opening 10 minutes, and, in all reality, they should have opened the scoring.