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Trossard, a substitute, wins Arsenal their first victory at Everton since 2017

Sep 19, 2023

LONDON, England – Belgian’s superb goal gives Arsenal a 1-0 victory and pushes them up to fourth place. Leandro Trossard scored the game-winning goal as Arsenal defeated Everton 1-0 for their first win at Goodison Park in six years. The victory sent the Gunners up to fourth place and dropped the winless Toffees into the bottom three.

How the game progressed

A VAR review determined that Eddie Nketiah was offside during the buildup to Gabriel Martinelli’s goal, which was overturned after Arsenal thought they had taken the lead on 19 minutes. Arsenal controlled possession for a large portion of the first half. 

A little while later, Martinelli had a hamstring injury and had to be replaced by Trossard.

Aaron Ramsdale was replaced by Mikel Arteta, who gave David Raya his Arsenal debut. In a half with few clear-cut opportunities, Ben White challenged Jordan Pickford at one end while Arnaut Danjuma’s long-range shot was saved by David Raya.  

Arteta doesn’t hesitate to take decisive action.

According to Alan Shearer, the Arsenal manager is aware that adjustments must be done if they are to win the championship.

There were remarkable moments in the game and a huge victory for Arsenal at Goodison Park. The Gunners’ opening goal, which was scored in the 69th minute, demonstrated their strength on offense. Leandro Trossard’s precise finish after getting Bukayo Saka’s assist was the result of an amazing passing movement that started from a short corner. Jordan Pickford, the goalkeeper for Everton, had no chance as the shot deflected off the post and into the goal.

For Arsenal, this goal was particularly significant because it was the first time since December 2021 that a substitute had scored in three straight Premier League games. It demonstrated the strength and significance of the Arsenal team, where players who come off the bench can make significant contributions to victory.

After scoring, Arsenal persisted in pressing for another, showing their steadfast desire to win. Martin Odegaard’s strike was stopped by an outstanding save from Everton’s Jordan Pickford. Despite the Gunners’ best efforts, their lone goal was sufficient to clinch all three points.

With the victory, Arsenal increased their lead atop the Premier League standings with 13 points after five games. Everton, on the other hand, has struggled, scoring just one point within the same time frame.

There was one match left when Premier League Matchweek 5 came to an end. Burnley was scheduled to visit Nottingham Forest in what seemed to be an exciting matchup. A powerful Forest team seeking their third victory of the year faced Burnley, who were attempting to earn their first point of the campaign. The finale of Matchweek 5 was made even more exciting by this game as both teams aimed to establish themselves in the league.

The competitive and dynamic aspect of the Premier League, where every game and moment has the ability to influence the course of the season, was best exemplified by Arsenal’s victory together with the thrill of the remaining contest.

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