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Everything you need to know before the game GOAL: PSG 1-0 Club Brugge | Kylian Mbappe GOAL: PSG 2-0 Club Bruges | Kylian Mbappe GOAL: PSG 3-0 Club Bruges | Lionel Messi halftime PSG 3-0 Club Brugge TOR PSG 3-1 Club Bruges | Mats Rits GOAL: PSG 4-1 Club Bruges | Lionel Messi Full Time: PSG 4-1 Club Bruges Full Match Report Goodnight 22:09, Jonathan Gorrie Thank you for joining us for our coverage of PSG's big win against Club Bruges. You can read the full match report here. (Author: Gardener)

Champions LeagueLionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe both scored two goals as Paris Saint-Germain finished the Champions League group stage with force. While Bruges managed to keep PSG in check on Matchday 1, they could barely stop Mbappe from scoring the goal within two minutes. Visiting goalkeeper Simon Mignolet awkwardly knocked Nuno Mendes's cross into the path of Mbappe, who shot in after two minutes and the striker was back on the ball five minutes later when he volleyed the Belgian after a pass from Angel Di Maria . Mbappe is the youngest player to score 30 goals in the Champions League less than two weeks before his 23rd birthday. Messi added the third with a signature curl attempt from outside the box seven minutes before half-time and although Mats Rits pulled one back in 68th, PSG were always in control. Messi took a comfortable 76-minute penalty after being knocked down by substitute Ignace Van der Brempt. Thank you for joining us for our coverage of PSG's big win against Club Brugge. Routine win for the Ligue 1 giants after a brace from Mbappe and Messi. 89:00 - Icardi hits an aerial shot after a brilliant cross from Hakimi. 82:00 - No hat trick for Mbappe as Icardi has replaced him in the last few minutes. 74:00 - Messi pulls a foul from Hendry, who trips him up in the box. 68:00 - Rits hits you back after Lang breaks the entire PSG defense. 58:00 - PSG are now trying to quit the game. 50:00 - Ritz can't put his header in, but as much as PSG sits, Club Brugge caused more problems in those first five minutes of the second half than they did before the break. So far clinical from PSG. 41:00 - So far, breathtaking stuff from PSG. You could score the goals tonight. Di Maria, Messi and Mbappe were sleek and stylish all night. 37:00 - Messi rolls you into the top corner from about 25 yards. 34:00 - Messi somehow gets his shot despite being surrounded by defenders in the penalty area. 30:00 - Messi has been pretty calm about filming tonight. 28:00 - PSG keep causing problems. Bruges MUST win after this goal in Germany. 8:00 p.m. - So far it has hardly been a competition. PSG can now just pop the ball around and rely on their ridiculous attackers to punch holes in Club Brugge's defense. 16:00 - PSG are in the mood. Gueye just tried a Scissor Kick which tells you everything you need to know about the game so far! 12:00 - Admittedly, the level of the opponents has to be taken into account, but this PSG team is full of intensity and zest for action tonight. 06:00 - PSG are in full control here. Still, you feel that the problem with them is that they rarely take the lead in games. It remains to be seen how a threesome with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi can keep up with the intense demands of modern top football. In fact, Mauricio Pochettino doesn't look entirely happy with his lot in the French capital, to say the least. Bruges caused problems for PSG in the second leg which ended in a 1-1 draw, but whether they can repeat that feat in Paris remains to be seen. PSG are left without Neymar after the Brazilian sustained a serious ankle injury last week while Lionel Messi was able to rest without putting it at stake. Ruben Providence is questionable for the guests because of an ankle problem of their own, but otherwise the Belgians are expected to name a full-fledged team that will chase third. TV broadcaster: Today's game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 3, with coverage starting at 5:30 p.m. Live stream: BT Sport subscribers can also watch the game online via the website or the BT Sport app. Welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Club Brugge's trip to Parc des Princes this afternoon. The Champions League game is scheduled to kick off at 5.45 p.m.

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Is this the end of the road for Pepe at Arsenal?

Nicolas Pepe failed to reach the heights at Arsenal and his future could now be outside the club. (Author: Gardener)

Nicolas PepeThere were many positives and expectations when, in the summer of 2019, Arsenal announced the signing of a particular player from Lille OSC worth £ 72m ($ 97m). Two years later, Nicolas Pepe was unable to justify his price. To sum up, Pepe only managed five minutes of football in Arsenal's last six Premier League games this season. One particular event in Arsenal's 2-1 defeat at Everton showed how far the 26-year-old had fallen in the pecking order. While Arsenal were doing poorly on the pitch on Monday night, it was the same unbearable situation for Pepe, who wasn't on the pitch. With the Gunners still leading 1-0 after 71 minutes, Gabriel Martinelli suffered a fitness problem and had to get out. Eddie Nketiah, who has refused to sign a new contract with the club, has been selected to succeed him. It led to confusion among fans as to why Nketiah Pepe or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was preferred, especially given the 22-year-old played across the board. Pepe was visibly angry on the bench and it added to the frustration of a player who might now consider looking for another season. This season Pepe's technical prowess has been put to the test, but his time in Lille and even his early form at Arsenal show that his problems are in confidence rather than skill. He is too easily dispossessed, his first touch often betrays him, and his once deadly finishing ability has not been seen at all in the current campaign. In his defense, getting on and off at Arsenal may have contributed to his downfall. The 26-year-old has never played more than four league games in a row and often found himself on the bench even as he started building form. About the decision to put Nketiah in front of Pepe after the defeat at Everton, the Gunners boss said: “Because I decided to play Eddie today to get him. I think he created three chances within 25 minutes and hit the post. ”When asked about the decision to prefer Nketiah Pepe, Arteta replied:“ He does everything in training that you have seen here in 25 minutes . At a time when Pepe is about to reach his prime, it's rather the opposite and perhaps a move from Arsenal could benefit everyone involved.

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Walker sees red as Man United and Arsenal score goals against Man City in the UCL

Manchester City's Champions League group campaign ended in defeat when they were beaten 2-1 at RB Leipzig. The result does not affect their skills (Author: Gardener)

Man United andManchester City's Champions League group campaign ended in defeat when they were beaten 2-1 at RB Leipzig. So it may not come as a surprise that Pep Guardiola's men have been a bit sloppy the entire time, with Manchester United and Arsenal reportedly targeting Dominik Szoboszlai to put the German side ahead at halftime. A close-up save by Zack Steffen prevented Andre Silva from taking a 2-0 lead before the break, but the Portuguese were not deterred in the second half as his powerful goal doubled their lead. Riyad Mahrez headed an Oleksandr Zinchenko cross from the left, but the Premier League champions failed to equalize. City played like a team participating in a dead rubber as they safely went into the game knowing they had won their group, but Leipzig found itself in a similar situation with its almost guaranteed spot in the Europa League and without Hope for second place. The home side played all the better when Steffen Konrad Laimer parried early on at his short post with a clever save. The Hungarian, who has been linked to United and Arsenal, expertly lapped the City goalkeeper after Lainer's through ball landed between John Stones and Nathan Ake. City was grateful when Steffen Silva defended brilliantly with a header from less than six meters. From a City perspective, there wasn't much improvement after the break and their deficit was doubled in the 71st minute when Silva hit the ball in after Fernandinho was expropriated in a dangerous area. Mahrez pulled one back five minutes later when he nodded the ball into the corner thanks to a threatening cross from Zinchenko. But any hope that City would get a point or even the win fell apart in smoke when Walker was deservedly dismissed after his senseless confrontation with Silva.

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Diogo Dalot's class gesture to the young Man Utd fan who was hit with a coin by an Arsenal fan

Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot has invited a young disabled supporter to visit Old Trafford after being hit by a coin. (Author: Gardener)

Diogo Dalot'sManchester United defender Diogo Dalot has invited a young disabled supporter to visit Old Trafford after the 12-year-old was hit by a coin tossed from Arsenal's away goal. George Howe sustained a head cut while sitting in the disabled stand while attending his first game at United's home stadium last Thursday and being hospitalized. The boy, who suffers from epilepsy, brain scars, autism and suffers from seizures, was treated on-site by medical staff before his father took him to the emergency room. Despite United securing a thrilling 3-2 win over the Gunners, George was unable to see the end of the game and had to ruin his first trip to Old Trafford. His father, James Howe, says the coin came from the away stands above the disabled area and also claimed that he saw a number of Arsenal fans mock young fans in wheelchairs. "It was disgusting," he told the Manchester Evening News. They ended up right where George was sitting, so I swapped places with him to keep him from getting hit. “I was pelted with coins for the entire second half and one hit George on the head about 15 minutes before the end. And since he has seizures, it is not ideal if he is hit on the head. ”Mr Howe tweeted about his experience and when United defender Dalot - who started in the last few weeks - found out about it, he bid gave young George an immediate opportunity to return to Old Trafford for a more positive experience. He wrote, “I'm sorry to hear that your son had to go through all of this ... hopefully he is fine now! “I am delighted to invite you both to our next home game so that your son can really enjoy football. Manchester United and Arsenal are working together to review CCTV footage and identify the culprits who are likely to be banned from attending future games. MORE: Sascha Lense and Chris Armas join Manchester United employees, confirms Ralf Rangnick. You can find more stories like this on our sports page. Follow Metro Sport for the latest news about

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Darren Bent calls the one “spark” in a “boring” Arsenal team under Mikel Arteta

Emile Smith Rowe was one of Arsenal's standout players that season but missed the 2-1 loss to Everton at Goodison Park. (Author: Gardener)

Darren BentDarren Bent beat up Arsenal for their lackluster performance against Everton in an appearance that highlighted how much they missed Emile Smith Rowe. Arsenal's performance came under heavy criticism for lacking an offensive threat when Mikel Arteta put captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the bench. Alexandre Lacazette led the line before Arteta gave Eddie Nketiah a chance to impress from the bench, but none of Arsenal's attacking options helped. Former Premier League striker Bent believes Smith Rowe's absence was palpable and if Arteta doesn't tactically improve the team then he believes even bottom-bottom Norwich could beat them. "I looked at Arsenal and thought, 'How boring are we now?" He said on talkSPORT. "We used to have an identity in the way we played, but in the first half last night it was hard to see what Arsenal was trying to do. "You could see very clearly that we missed Smith-Rowe - he's the spark on this team right now - but it just looked so lackluster. It's almost like Arsenal wasn't trust where they are after they take the lead. "Arsenal were lucky, it was only 2-1 and any day any other team can beat Arsenal." They are not difficult to play when Norwich shows up and it put together they could beat Arsenal. "We'll find out if Bent's prediction will come true when Arsenal travels to Norwich on Boxing Day. MORE:" You didn't get it "- Gary Neville reveals Arsenal problem under Mikel Arteta after defeat of Everton on MORE: "I'm not worried" - David Seaman hits back on Gary Neville's comments on Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Check out our sports page.

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Mikel Arteta's decisions are open to review as Arsenal lose momentum with Man Utd and Everton defeats

Mikel Arteta's in-game management comes under scrutiny after Everton suffered their third loss in four games on Monday Night Football; Arsenal does not click as an attacking force and has slipped to seventh place in the Premier League table (Author: Gardener)

Everton"I want more from my team," Mikel Arteta told Sky Sports. The Arsenal manager offered no apology for his side's poor performance in Monday's 2-1 loss to Everton, but for many supporters, the players aren't the only ones currently underperforming. Arteta has increasingly put a third defeat in four games to the test. "It was a worrying sign how they lost," said Sky Sports expert Jamie Carragher. After losing 3-2 at Manchester United, this was the second game in a row that Arsenal have given up a lead. The momentum of their 10-game unbeaten run has been lost at a time when rivals are finding their own. Arsenal have slipped to seventh place, behind Manchester United and Tottenham - two clubs that were in crisis a few weeks ago. "They can win the next home game and they will continue to fight for the top four," added Carragher. But it's nonetheless worrying how quickly her progress has been, and Arteta has not helped herself with some of the decisions that ultimately contributed to her recent defeat. Back on the team after a three-month absence with a serious knee injury, Granit Xhaka was already tiring when he fouled Anthony Gordon for a yellow card in the 63rd minute, which later prevented him from catching Andre Gomes ahead of Everton's winners. Arteta could have turned to Albert Sambi Lokonga, who excelled in their most recent 2-0 win over Newcastle, but instead his first change was the introduction of Nuno Tavares for Kieran Tierney. Tavares' erratic performance was in line with his recent performances and only added to the nervousness that enveloped Arsenal. The 21-year-old lost possession eight times, according to Opta, especially in the moments before Everton equalized. The remaining changes made by Arteta were similarly difficult to understand. Eddie Nketiah, who recently turned down Arsenal's offer on a new deal, hadn't played a single Premier League game this season before his introduction against Manchester United on Thursday and was still selected ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Gabriel Martinelli on 71 minutes. Nketiah would miss a glorious chance to put Arsenal in the lead and the decision to hold Aubameyang back was even stranger given Alexandre Lacazette's obvious troubles. The Frenchman, who has been goalless since mid-October, didn't get a single shot and only had one touch in the Everton penalty area. Arteta was unaware of Arsenal's offensive weaknesses. "No intrusion, no threat," he told Sky Sports. But Aubameyang's late miss as he snapped at his efforts in the Everton box suggests his already feeble confidence may now have taken another blow. Mohamed Elneny got 90 minutes at Old Trafford after barely playing all season, only to find himself unused on the bench at Goodison Park. It all feels mixed up and while Monday's game might have turned out differently had it not been for Everton's Ben Godfrey somehow escaping the penalty for his stamp on Takehiro Tomiyasu's face in the first half, Arsenal were already struggling at that point. Individuals are out of shape, Thomas Partey first, but this was another game to add to the lingering sense of ambiguity about Arteta's overarching offensive strategy. Arsenal are shooting more shots on goal this season but many of them are speculative and there is still a lack of creativity. Only Norwich has created fewer opportunities with the Premier League clubs. Arsenal have scored just 18 goals in 15 Premier League games so far, placing them 12th in the league this season, and the underlying data offer little reassurance. In fact, they are even lower in 14th place with their expected net goals totaling -3.9. One could argue that these numbers are skewed by Arsenal's heavy losses to Manchester City and Liverpool, but the meeting with Everton was the ninth game that season in which they were outdone by their opponent in terms of expected goals. It's the actual goals that really matter, of course, but another concern is how Arsenal will react to scoring them. Martin Odegaard's hit at Goodison Park should have been a platform to build on, but like Emile Smith Rowe's kick-off at Old Trafford four days earlier, it instead prompted Arsenal to give up control and let their opponent take the initiative. "When you have your opponent at hand in the Premier League, you have to kill the game," said Arteta afterwards. But on the pitch, Arsenal could see a waste of time with 20 minutes to go. His players don't seem sure about holding on or twisting after taking the lead, and it's a recurring problem, as evidenced by the fact that they've lost eight points from the winning positions this season - which is their grand total for the entire last season equivalent in just 15 games. Arteta has redesigned the site according to his wishes. The tighter schedule due to the lack of qualification for Europe has given him more time with the players on the training field. Arteta wants more from his team.

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Arteta's Pepe warning gives a clear indication of what Arsenal will do in January

Arsenal have already considered signing a striker in the coming window but Mikel Arteta's comments on Nicolas Pepe's absence from the squad only fuel speculation (Author: Gardener)

ArtetaArsenal have already considered signing a striker in the coming window but Mikel Arteta's comments on Nicolas Pepe's absence from the squad only fuel speculation.Mikel Arteta's warning to Nicolas Pepe is a clear indication that Arsenal will enter the transfer market in January will get in. The Gunners' problems in front of goal this season are well documented, they have only scored 18 goals, less than Watford, who is in 17th place just above the relegation zone. Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang was therefore dropped for the North Londoners game on Monday night after Goodison, but the same problems were evident when Alexandre Lacazette took his place as the visitors lost 2-1 to Everton. Arsenal can't play their chances - they have fired 10 or fewer shots six times this season, 40% of the games they have played so far. Lacazette was stripped of all quality service and had to fall deep to get the ball. Nicolas Pepe has fallen out of favor with Mikel Arteta Will Mikel Arteta have to sign a new striker in January? The Gunners could have used Nicolas Pepe on the pitch but he was unexpectedly dropped from the day's squad. Lille's £ 72m signing has not met its high price tag since arriving in the Emirates, but this season he is on the sidelines of Arteta's roster. Eddie Nketiah, who has expressed his wish to leave the Emirates, has been preferred to Ivorian in recent weeks. Arsenal were already considering signing a striker in the upcoming window but Arteta's comments on Pepe's absence only fuel speculation. When pressing for the decision, Arteta claimed that it was his performance in training that earned his place on the squad ahead of other players - suggesting that Pepe did not show enough in training to be selected. He added, “He does what you see here every day in training. Every day. Arteta announced that Arsenal plan to add reinforcements in the upcoming window but the players could also go the other way, with Alexandre Lacazette preferred. He added: “We are in talks. We have conversations every week about how we can improve the team and what can happen in the January transfer window that can affect our squad. "A lot has to be done, we know and we don't expect big things to happen, but we have to be very vigilant in the market to see if we can improve the team. We have to be prepared because things can and injuries can happen during this time of the season and you have to be prepared and planned. "

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Mikel Arteta's decisions are open to review as Arsenal lose momentum with Man Utd and Everton defeats

Mikel Arteta's in-game management comes under scrutiny after Everton suffered their third loss in four games on Monday Night Football; Arsenal does not click as an attacking force and has slipped to seventh place in the Premier League table (Author: Gardener)

Everton"I want more from my team," Mikel Arteta told Sky Sports. The Arsenal manager offered no apology for his side's poor performance in Monday's 2-1 loss to Everton, but for many supporters, the players aren't the only ones currently underperforming. Arteta has increasingly put a third defeat in four games to the test. "It was a worrying sign how they lost," said Sky Sports expert Jamie Carragher. After losing 3-2 at Manchester United, this was the second game in a row that Arsenal have given up a lead. The momentum of their 10-game unbeaten run has been lost at a time when rivals are finding their own. Arsenal have slipped to seventh place, behind Manchester United and Tottenham - two clubs that were in crisis a few weeks ago. "They can win the next home game and they will continue to fight for the top four," added Carragher. But it's nonetheless worrying how quickly her progress has been, and Arteta has not helped herself with some of the decisions that ultimately contributed to her recent defeat. Back on the team after a three-month absence with a serious knee injury, Granit Xhaka was already tiring when he fouled Anthony Gordon for a yellow card in the 63rd minute, which later prevented him from catching Andre Gomes ahead of Everton's winners. Arteta could have turned to Albert Sambi Lokonga, who excelled in their most recent 2-0 win over Newcastle, but instead his first change was the introduction of Nuno Tavares for Kieran Tierney. Tavares' erratic performance was in line with his recent performances and only added to the nervousness that enveloped Arsenal. The 21-year-old lost possession eight times, according to Opta, especially in the moments before Everton equalized. The remaining changes made by Arteta were similarly difficult to understand. Eddie Nketiah, who recently turned down Arsenal's offer on a new deal, hadn't played a single Premier League game this season before his introduction against Manchester United on Thursday and was still selected ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Gabriel Martinelli on 71 minutes. Nketiah would miss a glorious chance to put Arsenal in the lead and the decision to hold Aubameyang back was even stranger given Alexandre Lacazette's obvious troubles. The Frenchman, who has been goalless since mid-October, didn't get a single shot and only had one touch in the Everton penalty area. Arteta was unaware of Arsenal's offensive weaknesses. "No intrusion, no threat," he told Sky Sports. But Aubameyang's late miss as he snapped at his efforts in the Everton box suggests his already feeble confidence may now have taken another blow. Mohamed Elneny got 90 minutes at Old Trafford after barely playing all season, only to find himself unused on the bench at Goodison Park. It all feels mixed up and while Monday's game might have turned out differently had it not been for Everton's Ben Godfrey somehow escaping the penalty for his stamp on Takehiro Tomiyasu's face in the first half, Arsenal were already struggling at that point. Individuals are out of shape, Thomas Partey first, but this was another game to add to the lingering sense of ambiguity about Arteta's overarching offensive strategy. Arsenal are shooting more shots on goal this season but many of them are speculative and there is still a lack of creativity. Only Norwich has created fewer opportunities with the Premier League clubs. Arsenal have scored just 18 goals in 15 Premier League games so far, placing them 12th in the league this season, and the underlying data offer little reassurance. In fact, they are even lower in 14th place with their expected net goals totaling -3.9. One could argue that these numbers are skewed by Arsenal's heavy losses to Manchester City and Liverpool, but the meeting with Everton was the ninth game that season in which they were outdone by their opponent in terms of expected goals. It's the actual goals that really matter, of course, but another concern is how Arsenal will react to scoring them. Martin Odegaard's hit at Goodison Park should have been a platform to build on, but like Emile Smith Rowe's kick-off at Old Trafford four days earlier, it instead prompted Arsenal to give up control and let their opponent take the initiative. "When you have your opponent at hand in the Premier League, you have to kill the game," said Arteta afterwards. But on the pitch, Arsenal could see a waste of time with 20 minutes to go. His players don't seem sure about holding on or twisting after taking the lead, and it's a recurring problem, as evidenced by the fact that they've lost eight points from the winning positions this season - which is their grand total for the entire last season equivalent in just 15 games. Arteta has redesigned the site according to his wishes. The tighter schedule due to the lack of qualification for Europe has given him more time with the players on the training field. Arteta wants more from his team.

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Mikel Arteta's decisions are open to review as Arsenal lose momentum with Man Utd and Everton defeats

Mikel Arteta's in-game management comes under scrutiny after Everton suffered their third loss in four games on Monday Night Football; Arsenal does not click as an attacking force and has slipped to seventh place in the Premier League table (Author: Gardener)

Everton"I want more from my team," Mikel Arteta told Sky Sports. The Arsenal manager offered no apology for his side's poor performance in Monday's 2-1 loss to Everton, but for many supporters, the players aren't the only ones currently underperforming. Arteta has increasingly put a third defeat in four games to the test. "It was a worrying sign how they lost," said Sky Sports expert Jamie Carragher. After losing 3-2 at Manchester United, this was the second game in a row that Arsenal have given up a lead. The momentum of their 10-game unbeaten run has been lost at a time when rivals are finding their own. Arsenal have slipped to seventh place, behind Manchester United and Tottenham - two clubs that were in crisis a few weeks ago. "They can win the next home game and they will continue to fight for the top four," added Carragher. But it's nonetheless worrying how quickly her progress has been, and Arteta has not helped herself with some of the decisions that ultimately contributed to her recent defeat. Back on the team after a three-month absence with a serious knee injury, Granit Xhaka was already tiring when he fouled Anthony Gordon for a yellow card in the 63rd minute, which later prevented him from catching Andre Gomes ahead of Everton's winners. Arteta could have turned to Albert Sambi Lokonga, who excelled in their most recent 2-0 win over Newcastle, but instead his first change was the introduction of Nuno Tavares for Kieran Tierney. Tavares' erratic performance was in line with his recent performances and only added to the nervousness that enveloped Arsenal. The 21-year-old lost possession eight times, according to Opta, especially in the moments before Everton equalized. The remaining changes made by Arteta were similarly difficult to understand. Eddie Nketiah, who recently turned down Arsenal's offer on a new deal, hadn't played a single Premier League game this season before his introduction against Manchester United on Thursday and was still selected ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Gabriel Martinelli on 71 minutes. Nketiah would miss a glorious chance to put Arsenal in the lead and the decision to hold Aubameyang back was even stranger given Alexandre Lacazette's obvious troubles. The Frenchman, who has been goalless since mid-October, didn't get a single shot and only had one touch in the Everton penalty area. Arteta was unaware of Arsenal's offensive weaknesses. "No intrusion, no threat," he told Sky Sports. But Aubameyang's late miss as he snapped at his efforts in the Everton box suggests his already feeble confidence may now have taken another blow. Mohamed Elneny got 90 minutes at Old Trafford after barely playing all season, only to find himself unused on the bench at Goodison Park. It all feels mixed up and while Monday's game might have turned out differently had it not been for Everton's Ben Godfrey somehow escaping the penalty for his stamp on Takehiro Tomiyasu's face in the first half, Arsenal were already struggling at that point. Individuals are out of shape, but a sense of ambiguity remains about Arteta's overall offensive strategy. Arsenal are shooting more shots on goal this season but many of them are speculative and there is still a lack of creativity. Only Norwich has created fewer opportunities with the Premier League clubs. Arsenal have scored just 18 goals in 15 Premier League games so far, placing them 12th in the league this season, and the underlying data offer little reassurance. In fact, they are even lower in 14th place with their expected net goals totaling -3.9. One could argue that these numbers are skewed by Arsenal's heavy losses to Manchester City and Liverpool, but the meeting with Everton was the ninth game that season in which they were outdone by their opponent in terms of expected goals. It's the actual goals that really matter, of course, but another concern is how Arsenal will react to scoring them. Martin Odegaard's hit at Goodison Park should have been a platform to build on, but like Emile Smith Rowe's kick-off at Old Trafford four days earlier, it instead prompted Arsenal to give up control and let their opponent take the initiative. "When you have your opponent at hand in the Premier League, you have to kill the game," said Arteta afterwards. But on the pitch, Arsenal could see a waste of time with 20 minutes to go. His players don't seem sure about holding on or twisting after taking the lead, and it's a recurring problem, as evidenced by the fact that they've lost eight points from the winning positions this season - which is their grand total for the entire last season equivalent in just 15 games. Arteta has redesigned the site according to his wishes. The tighter schedule due to the lack of qualification for Europe has given him more time with the players on the training field. Arteta wants more from his team.

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Demarai Gray is enjoying 'insane moment' after scoring Everton winners against Arsenal

The Toffees celebrated their first win in nine Premier League games on Monday. (Author: Gardener)

Demarai GrayDemarai Gray enjoyed a "crazy moment" after his injury-time goal sealed Everton's 2-1 win from behind against Arsenal on Monday. The winger cracked a fine shot from just off the post in the second minute of added time at Goodison Park as the Toffees celebrated their first win in nine Premier League games. The hosts had equalized in the 79th minute when Richarlison - after refusing two attempts after VAR checks - headed in the follow-up when Gray's goal came back from the crossbar and Martin Odegaard made up for the start shortly before the break. Gray, who has scored five goals and provided two assists since joining Everton from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, told Sky Sports: “It was a crazy moment, my best moment here so far. “It was important for us to get this victory. Last game I said that I felt like it was coming. We are an experienced squad and with the fans who have had the whole game behind us it was more than deserved. ”Everton started the game with just two points from the last 24 and after losing 4-1 to Liverpool last week, after Marcel Brands left his role as football director while the club said coach Rafael Benitez would continue to receive owner Farhad Moshiri and the "full support" of the board of directors. In the 27th minute of the game, a small number of Everton fans left their seats in protest at the club's leadership, which is 27 years and 2022 since they last won a trophy. There was also loud support for the team at various points in the competition and delirium in the crowd at the dramatic finale. When asked why the French full-back wasn't involved, Benitez said: “I think as a manager you have to make decisions and make your team choices. “I've decided that Ben Godfrey could be a good option for us for this game and he did really well, so I'm really excited about that and that's it. Everton improved in the table from 16th to 12th place and was eight points ahead of the relegation place. Gunners boss Mikel Arteta expressed his frustration with the performance of his team, which also included substitutes Eddie Nketiah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who failed to take advantage of the good chances at 1-1 and 2-1 respectively. Nketiah was substituted on for Gabriel Martinelli, who Arteta said had suffered an Achilles tendon problem. When asked if Nicolas Pepe is on the bench and Nketiah is coming on for Martinelli rather than the Ivory Coast international, Arteta said: “I decided today to play Eddie to get him. He created three chances and in 25 minutes I think he hit the post once. “Every day in training he does what you can see here in 25 minutes.

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