Everton Woeful As Leaders Show Their Quality
Arsenal dominated the match and surged five points clear at the top of the Premier League after a dominant 4–0 win against Everton at Emirates Stadium. The two young forwards, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli were in fine form, scoring two goals each and playing some sublime football. Just before the break Saka and Martinelli scored to give Mikel Arteta‘s side the lead, and after the interval, Martin Odegaard and Martinelli added further goals to seal the victory.
The Gunners started the game in dominant fashion, with their high press forcing Everton deep into their own half. Throughout the game, Arsenal‘s midfield trio of Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey, and Odegaard were in control, dictating the tempo of the match and dictating the play.
Everton had a few chances of their own but was unable to convert any of them as Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was in fine form, making a number of crucial saves. The Gunners‘ control of the game was maintained in the second half, with Saka and Martinelli providing the spark in the attacking third.
Saka opened the scoring in the first half, and was the architect of the fourth goal, playing a delightful through–ball to Odegaard who coolly finished. Martinelli was equally impressive, scoring twice and proving a constant menace to the Everton defense. The result sees Arsenal five points clear at the top of the Premier League, and in pole position to qualify for next season‘s Champions League.
It was a thoroughly professional performance from the Gunners, and with the likes of Saka and Martinelli in fine form, Arsenal looks like a side that could go all the way this season. This was a statement victory from Arsenal and one that should send a warning to the rest of the league. Mikel Arteta‘s men have been in fine form in recent weeks, and with their young forwards firing on all cylinders, they have the potential to go all the way this season.