Instead of the three points that Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger were hoping, and probably expecting, to bring home from This evening’s away match against Everton, the Gunners will head home to north London with nothing, despite taking the lead and playing pretty well.
You could say that the run of the ball went in the home team’s favour a lot more often than ours but to be honest I would say that Everton deserved it as they put in a really spirited and committed performance and we just could not quite match their intensity.
We really should have got a draw with a great chance in the final minutes but Iwobi’s shot hit a foot and that was that and it is a blow to our Premier League title hopes but not a knockout one as long as we now pick ourselves up for the away clash with Man City on Sunday.
To be fair I think the lads could do with a little rest as we have been playing all those midweek games and that may just have been the difference. Not to say that Arsenal were poor though, as we started well and took a deserved first half lead through a deflected Alexis Sanchez free kick.
We could not get the second though and our fluency was not quite there and the Toffees drew level at the worst possible time on the stroke of halftime with Baines finding Coleman unmarked in the box, just about the only defensive mistake of the half.
The winner came from another header from Williams after a corner and there were just minutes left, not enough for the Gunners to get back although we came close. These things happen gooners so don’t despair.