Everton vs Arsenal: 0-1

Premier League results in week five, "Everton vs Arsenal: 0-1". Leandro Trossard became the Gunners' hero with his goal in the second half.

Playing at Goodison Park, Arsenal came close to taking the lead in the first half, but Gabriel Martinelli's goal was disallowed for offside. Only in the second half, Trossard emerged as the hero thanks to his goal in the 69th minute.

The result moved Arsenal up to fourth with 13 points, losing on goal difference to Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur who have similar points. All three are two points away from Manchester City who are at the top.

Arsenal’s Leandro Trossard, right, celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Arsenal at the Goodison Park stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023. (Photo: Jon Super / Associated Press)

While Everton have only won one point from five games, and now they are in the relegation zone, precisely in 18th position.

The course of the match "Everton vs Arsenal"

Arsenal appeared to control the game from the start but found it difficult to dismantle the home defense. The first attempt through Fabio Vieira's shot in the 10th minute still bounced over the goal.

Gabriel Martinelli had put Arsenal ahead with a close-range shot in the 19th minute, but the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) disallowed the goal because Eddie Nketiah had been offside in the process before the goal.

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Everton did not stand idly behind. Occasionally they try to suppress. Idrissa Gueye fired a long-range shot in the 31st minute, but it was saved by David Raya who dropped to be Arsenal's main goalkeeper in this match.

The visitors threatened again in the 40th minute. Ben White moved on the right side and fired in from the edge of the box, but the ball was read by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford who swiftly secured the goal.

The 0-0 score lasted until halftime.

Arsenal came close to scoring a quick goal early in the second half. Martin Odegaard fired a close-range shot in the 46th minute, but it was blocked by Pickford. A minute later, Vieira's shot deflected into the top of the goal.

Arsenal's efforts only paid off in the 69th minute. Through a short corner scheme, the ball continued to be controlled by the Gunners until Odegaard sent the ball to Bukayo Saka in the penalty area which was then passed to Leandro Trossard.

Without ball control, one shot by the Belgian midfielder hit the left post directly and then entered the Everton goal without Pickford being able to block it. Arsenal lead 1-0.

Arsenal had a second goal on a counter-attack in the 77th minute, but Odegaard's shot was parried away by Pickford.

The score of 1-0 for Arsenal closed this match.

"Everton vs. Arsenal" line-up

Everton: Pickford, Mykolenko, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Young (Patterson 87'), Onana, Gueye, McNeil (Chermiti 88'), Danjuma, Doucoure (Garner 80'), Beto (Calvert-Lewin 66').

Arsenal: Raya, Gabriel, White, Saliba, Zinchenko (Tomiyasu 80'), Odegaard, Rice, Saka, Nketiah (Gabriel Jesus 66'), Martinelli (Trossard 24'), Vieira (Havertz 80').

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