June 15, 2024

Arsenal will return to London disappointed after a 1-0 loss to Everton on Merseyside.

The Gunners named the same starting lineup for the fifth game in a row, but despite the teamsheet consistency, we struggled for form early on.

We struggled in the first half, but Sean Dyche’s arrival brought an immediate improvement from their side, and we eventually made it to the break level. Bukayo Saka had come closest in the first 45 minutes, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin also had two chances that should have been converted.

The deadlock was finally broken after the break, and it was no surprise that it was another dangerous Everton corner that bore fruit for the opener. James

Tarkowski found space between a sea of players to get his head on the ball and send it into the goal, leaving us with only 30 minutes to make things right.

Despite fielding the full complement of Jorginho, Leandro Trossard, and Fabio Vieira, we were unable to break through an organized Dyche defense. Odegaard attempted to put an effort into the far side of the net, only to have his effort fly wide of the post as time ticked away.

As normal time turned into injury time, I couldn’t help but feel a little hopeful when I saw that there would be six minutes added on, but when Zinchenko sent his effort from the edge of the box well high and wide, that hope vanished, as did the three points we had hoped to take home this afternoon.

For the time being, I’ll refrain from commenting on the late altercation involving the Ukrainian defender in the dying minutes of the game, as the incident had no bearing on today’s result.

We now have a full week to prepare for our home game against Brentford, who have previously proven to be a difficult nut to crack.

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