Emirates Stadium was the place where Arsenal got a visit from Everton in the Premier League. We have tonight’s player ratings for you.
As Arsenal implodes amid all the Super League chaos, they still had to face Everton today at Emirates Stadium. The Premier League continued despite all the massive protests that demanded Stan Kroenke’s resignation. With their head somewhere else, all the players had a nearly impossible job to do against Carlo Ancelotti’s team. You could hear the noise of all the people who are unhappy with the way their club is getting managed. Mikel Arteta couldn’t do much to prevent his players from getting distracted.
All they could do was play the football match and do the best they could in a complicated week. During the game itself, the Gunners weren’t able to get a single chance with some sense of danger into Everton’s box. Ancelotti quickly smelled blood and he attempted to get that blow that could give them three golden points. If they won tonight, the Toffees had a chance to dream of Champions League football for next season.
Bernd Leno is the escape goat.
The second half was more of the same until two crucial decisions happened. First, Arsenal was given a penalty but VAR saw Nicolas Pepe offside in the buildup before the penalty was given. Not long after that, Richarlison attempted a solo play in which Bernd Leno was incredibly unlucky. He wasn’t able to prevent an easy ball from getting past him and he gave Everton the lead.
This was the result at the end of the game. Everton taking the three points and Arsenal imploding into chaos with a large group of frustrated fans outside the stadium. What will happen to the Gunners and their owner? Will Stan Kroenke give in to pressure and sell the club to the highest bidder as soon as possible? As far as today concerns, the North London club keeps moving away from the Top Four. Whereas the Toffees are getting a little closer.
Arsenal: Leno (2), Mari (5), Holding (4), Chambers (6), Xhaka (6), Ceballos (5), Partey (6), Pepe (6), Smith Rowe (6), Saka (7), Nketiah (5).
Bench: Odegaard (6), Martinelli (5), Willian (6), Sarr (6), Scott (6).
Everton: Pickford (7), Coleman (7), Godfrey (7), Digne (6), Holgate (6), Allan (7), Sigurdsson (7), James (6), Gomes (7), Calvert-Lewin (6), Richarlison (7).
Bench: Delph (6), Davies (6), Mina (6), Enal (6), Wendell (5).
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