Arsenal took Everton to school last night with an emphatic 4-0 victory to stay top of the Premier League table.
Just a matter of weeks ago, Everton introduced Sean Dyche to Goodison Park in style with a 1-0 win over Arsenal. Alas, just a few fixtures later, they were made to pay for their sins in a big way.
Following a difficult start to proceedings, the Gunners hit the Toffees for four to keep their title push going strong.
Today, we’re going to take a look at a few of our most important takeaways from a cool Wednesday night at the Emirates.
While the scoreline may not suggest it, Everton did a solid job of frustrating Arsenal for long spells here. Dycheball was in full effect and in addition to their physicality, they also had a solid set of travelling fans who were enjoying the counters they saw. Alas, with just five minutes remaining in the first half, the deadline was broken – and from there, it must be said that the boys in blue somewhat crumbled.
The Saka show
Bukayo Saka is simply incredible. The 21-year-old is easily one of the best players in English football and, perhaps, world football. He provided a score and an assist to his side but in a general sense, every part of his play felt so effortless. The young Englishman also managed to reach 50 goals & assists in the sixth-quickest time in PL history, and moving forward, it feels like the road ahead is going to be littered with gold.
This win, which was a game in hand, helped boost Mikel Arteta’s side to move five points clear. That isn’t the biggest lead in the world over a team like Manchester City and it could easily be wiped out in the space of just two games, but that’s not the right way of looking at things. This has been a remarkable season already and given what they’ve already achieved, we’d say the boys from North London are still the favourites.