Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta lambasted his side’s performance after their Monday night humiliation at Goodison Park in the Premier League. So, among other recent Premier League football news, Arteta laments Arsenal losing to Everton, though they retained the first lead.
Everton struck twice in the final 11 minutes to end an eight-game winless run with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal.
Martin Odegaard scored an opener for the Gunners exactly at half time.
But Richarlison headed home late in the 79th minute. And then, Demarai Gray also smashed home a thunderous strike in stoppage time for Everton to enjoy a deserved win.
Premier League Football News – Arteta Laments Arsenal Losing to Everton
And Mikel Arteta, the Gunners head coach, is unhappy with his team’s performance in this match, whose summary we’ve covered.
“I didn’t like (the first half performance),” said Arteta. “There was no penetration, no threat, totally the contrary of what we are trying to do. It wasn’t good enough.
“What I want is more from my team. Today we had the game under control and we have to find a way to win.
“In the Premier League when the game is there you have to kill it. When you have big chances you have to put them in the net.”
A late turnaround turned the focus of attention from one Spanish manager onto another. The pressure on Everton Rafael Benítez quickly metastasized as pressure over Mikel Arteta, whose Arsenal fumbled their lead.
And now, three defeats in four games have left Arsenal in seventh place, still four points adrift of the top-four.
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Meanwhile, Everton fans turned up with a planned supporter protest for the 27th minute to mark 27 years without silverware.But instead of a walk out, the home supporters stirred up the spirits for a fightback.
So, this home crowd certainly played a crucial role in their club pulling off this 2-1turnaround at home.
“It’s very clear when the fans and the players stick together we are stronger,” said Everton boss Rafael Benitez. “Hopefully it is the right step forward.”