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Sean Dyche makes Arsenal title claim after hammering Everton

Sean Dyche, Arsenal
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The Premier League leaders avenged last month’s 1-0 loss to Everton by thrashing the Blues 4-0 on Wednesday.

Arsenal’s ability and tireless work rate give them the look of Premier League champions, according to Everton manager Sean Dyche.

On Wednesday evening, Mikel Arteta’s side moved five points clear of Manchester City at the top of the standings by cruising to a 4-0 home win over Everton.

“They played well in the first period but couldn’t break us down, which was pleasing for us. Lots of teams have to do that at places like this, we know that,” Dyche told Premier League Productions.

“Second half, they showed what a side they are.

“I said to my players, ‘what you’ve got to remember is it’s not just about their ability’. At the end they’re closing down, they’re pressing, they save one off the line because they’re throwing bodies at it.

“That’s what wins titles. That’s the feeling of a group that wins titles. I’m not saying they’ve won it by any means, Man City are fantastic – but you look at their work ethic.

“They knew because they came to Goodison, we put in a real shift and gathered a way of playing to protect a lead as well and seeing the game through, they [Arsenal] responded.

“That’s what I said to the players, ‘the top teams learn, now it’s about us learning’.”

Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, and a Gabriel Martinelli brace sealed the three points for Arsenal on Wednesday.

The Gunners return to action on Saturday for a second straight home game in the Premier League, this time against Bournemouth.

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