- Richarlison (79’minutes),
- Gray (90’+2minutes)
- Ødegaard (45’+2minutes)
A Must Win Game For Both Sides!
Thomas Partey, who gave himself 4/10 in a recent interview, did little to improve the score shooting wildly in the 18th minutes. And, Godfrey, who went in hard on Tomiyasu, was fortunate to not see red after 27 minutes when he stomped(unintentionally?) on the head of the Japanese international.
A Goal And Not A Goal?
The closeness between the two sides in the first half was evident by two goals, one for each side.
At the close of normal time in the first half, Townsend swung in a cross for Richarlison to guide home. Everton’s joy though, was short lived, when the dark clouds of VAR line drawing ruled it offside.
Then, in the closing seconds of extra time, Odegaard, who has been strangely inconsistent this season, fired home, completely unmarked in the Everton penalty area to put the Gunners 1-0 up at the break.
Second Half Blues…
Arsenal were supposedly about game management under Arteta, yet that is the weakest part of their game. It seems that every time they go ahead, the foot comes off the pedal in a big way, and today is no different.
Is Aubameyang another Ozil – completely losing justification of a hefty price tag?
However, the goal of the game was undoubtedly Gray, who on 92 minutes, scored not only the goal of the game, but one of the best of the season, bringing relief to under pressure Benitez.
For Arsenal, who began the season with 3 defeats, 3 losses in their last 4 EPL games, is a real case of the Blues.
Inconsistency is not a quality that Arteta can allow to grow in the Arsenal soil.