Arsenal started promisingly with Aubameyang looking lively, but it was Nacho Monreal who had our first big chance after 12 minutes but Jordan Pickford was more than equal to it.
After that though Everton went into the ascendance with Richarlison, Sigurdsson and Walcott all getting forward and testing Cech and the defenders. On the half hour Sokratis got booked for a heavy challenge and Digne tested Cech yet again from the resulting free kick forcing our keeper into an excellent save. Ten minutes later Walcott came close to scoring but Cech was our saviour once more and straight away Sokratis had to be replaced by Holding due to injury.
After a bit of Arsenal pressure that came to nothing it was Charlison who had the last chance of the half but Cech was on it easiy. Despite Arsenal having two thirds of the possession we only had one shot that tested Pickford while Cech was the best player for Arsenal.
After the break Arsenal seemed to respond to Emery’s half time talk as usual and Ramsey was denied a certain goal by Pickford’s acrobatics, but ten minutes later Lacazette finally got one past the Toffee’s Number One in off the post from an excellent shot. Then just three minutes later his sidekick Aubameyang made it 2-0 with a typical poachers goal and the Arsenal fans were visibly relieved. The Gabonese hitman was replaced by Iwobi ten minutes later with the game looking done and dusted.
With the clock running down nicely Emery is still thinking of the attack and brought on Welbeck for Ramsey, but then Everton went into full attack mode to try and salvage something from the game and Sigurdsson came close to pulling one back, and then Tosun got even closer but Cech saves the day yet again.
Everton kept trying but it was too little too late and the Gunners recorded their 5th win in a row and unbelievably their very first clean sheet of the season!
Can our reserves make it six wins in a row against Brentford on Wednesday?
Onwards and Upwards!