Arsenal have increased their lead in the Premier League over closest attackers Manchester City to 5 points. The London club did this by winning the make-up game with Everton 4-0. A month ago, leader Arsenal lost at the club from Liverpool after remaining unbeaten for thirteen matches.
Arsenal barely came close to goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in their own Emirates stadium in the first half. Shortly before the break there was finally a successful attack, initiated by Oleksandr Zinchenko and completed with a shot high in the short corner by Bukayo Saka. It was his tenth goal of the season. Not much later, Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye, chased by Saka, made a mistake. The Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli took advantage: 2-0.
For Everton, the duel with Arsenal a month ago was the first game under coach Sean Dyche. This was followed by a win and two losses, which means that the team is still below the relegation line. In London, too, nothing appeared to be achieved. Martin Ødegaard, the Norwegian playmaker, made it 3-0 in the 71st minute. Martinelli, just like Saka, only 21 years old, made it 4-0 with his eleventh goal of the season.