Lots of positives. Easily the most entertaining Arsenal game of the season. Ozil, Sanchez, Laca buzzing… Ramsey combining well but still headless at times… Some of Ozil’s one touch play was brilliant. Xhaka played better but still got caught (maybe a foul) and cost us. Cech playing around too much back there and some of passes back to him were hospital balls - need to cut that out.
Overall really good. Could have been more if Belllerin could look up before crossing and we were more clinical.
Everton are TERRIBLE right now. Even when we were down, we were far better team and I just felt we would turn them over. It was just a matter of time. Monreal’s goal was huge.
Biggest thing for me though (and again, MAJOR caveat that Everton were HORRIBLE) was that we actually played for the most part like we NEED to play against teams that press aggressively (Everton did for the first 30+ minutes and then fell apart)… FASTER identification of options, FASTER and more direct passing and movement, and lighting countering, punishing… Ozil, Laca, Sanchez, Ramsey were destroying them with the quicker passing from defense and Xhaka. Xhaka did better in that regard but still has it in him to lose possession stupidly or be inaccurate even while not under pressure.
Oh and last thought… (in my very best Christopher Walken voice): “I have a fever… and the only cure… is more JACK WILSHERE”