Finger of blame pointed at one man as Arsenal slip to alarming Everton defeat


Finger of blame pointed at one man as Arsenal slip to alarming Everton defeat

 

Arsenal’s supporters have taken to social media in their absolute droves on Monday night, to take aim at manager Mikel Arteta.

Gray wins it at the death

The Gunners were of course back in action a short time ago.

On the back of two defeats in their last three, Arteta and co. made the trip to Goodison Park, no doubt confident in their chances of getting things back on track up against a struggling Everton outfit.

When all was said and done on Merseyside, however, to say that such a development was not forthcoming would be putting it lightly.

Despite a hugely underwhelming performance, the visitors managed to take the lead on the stroke of the interval, when Martin Odegaard broke free in the area to volley home from Kieran Tierney’s delivery:

After Richarlison saw not one, but two goals ruled out for the most marginable of offside calls imaginable, though, Everton finally found a deserved equaliser a little over ten minutes from time.

And it was that man Richarlison on target once again, nodding home after Demarai Gray’s gorgeous bending effort came back off the crossbar:

Then, as proceedings rolled into injury-time, the turnaround was complete.

Demarai Gray, amid an excellent all-round performance on the night, cut inside from his berth on the left flank, to direct another stunning long-range effort off the woodwork.

On this occasion, though, the ball found its way beyond Aaron Ramsdale, and in:

And this is how things finished at Goodison Park, as Everton finally put an end to an 8-game winless streak in the Premier League.

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For Arsenal, on the other hand, the inquest will now get underway…

The Gunners, as outlined above, have slipped to three defeats in their last four league outings, a run which has seen them slip off the pace of the top-4.

In turn, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to hear that, on the back of the full-time whistle on Monday night, those of an Arsenal persuasion have not been at all shy in making their frustrations known.

The main recipient of the backlash? Manager Mikel Arteta…

 

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 15 23 35
2 Liverpool FC 15 32 34
3 Chelsea FC 15 26 33
4 West Ham United 15 9 27
5 Tottenham Hotspur 14 -1 25
6 Manchester United 15 1 24
7 Arsenal FC 14 -3 23
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 -1 21
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 15 -2 20
10 Aston Villa 15 -3 19
11 Leicester City 15 -4 19
12 Brentford FC 15 -2 17
13 Crystal Palace 15 -2 16
14 Leeds United 15 -7 16
15 Southampton FC 15 -7 16
16 Everton FC 14 -7 15
17 Watford FC 15 -9 13
18 Burnley FC 14 -7 10
19 Newcastle United 15 -13 10
20 Norwich City 15 -23 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 6
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5





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