- Scoreless at halftime
- Lacazette smashes opener
- Aubameyang makes it 2-0
Arsenal moves sixth with 12 points. Everton is 12th with six. Flipped.
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Everton had a pair of good chances go wanting, the first an ungiven penalty to Dominic Calvert-Lewin and the second a ball bounding through the six.
Jordan Pickford made a palm stop on Nacho Monreal‘s bouncing shot as the hosts finally got into the match after the first 10 minutes.
Richarlison was lively in his return from a red card suspension, forcing Cech into a two-palmed save in the 21st minute.
Ex-Arsenal man Theo Walcott won a dangerous free kick with a clever dribble into the box, and Gylfi Sigurdssson hoped his 30th minute effort would punish the Gunners.
Lucas Digne took the kick instead, and Cech popped it over the goal for a corner kick. No luck.
Richarlison played Walcott through on Cech with a 38th minute pass, but the goalkeeper reacted quickly to deny Walcott.
Alexandre Lacazette took one touch too many on the doorstep before halftime.
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Arsenal broke through in the second half.
Aaron Ramsey played a part in both goals, the first an assist on Lacazette’s outstanding strike in the 56th minute.
Then Aubameyang wrong-footed Pickford with an in-tight shot to the back post.
Cech made a fine save on a free kick in the 71st to deny Everton a way back into the match.