As Everton End Barren Run, Mikel Arteta Labels Arsenal “Not Good Enough.”

As Everton End Barren Run, Mikel Arteta Labels Arsenal “Not Good Enough.”

Everton scored twice in the final 11 minutes, to snap Arsenal’s eight-game winless streak with a 2-1 victory. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta slammed his team’s performance.

After blowing leads against Manchester United and Goodison Park in the last five days. Arteta’s side have missed a golden opportunity to move into the Premier League’s top four. Richarlison had two goals barely ruled out by VAR for offside either side of Martin Odegaard’s opening for the Gunners, implying another night of agony for the Toffees.

Richarlison, though, was not to be denied for a third goal. Heading home before Demarai Gray hammered home a thundering strike in stoppage time to seal a merited victory.

“I didn’t care for (the first half’s performance),” Arteta said. “There was no penetration, no threat, which is exactly what we’re trying to avoid.” It was insufficient.

“I’m looking for more from my team.” We had the game under control today, and now we must find a way to win.

“When the game is on, you have to kill it in the Premier League. You must put your huge opportunities in the net when you have them.”

Arsenal are still four points below the top four in seventh place. Thanks to a late comeback that shifted the spotlight from one Spanish manager to another. Arsenal have lost three of their last four games, leaving them four points behind the top four.

Everton supporters showed up with a prepared supporter demonstration for the 27th minute to commemorate the club’s 27-year drought without a trophy.

However, there was no mass walkout, and the home supporters contributed to a spectacular fightback.

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Mikel Arteta slammed his team’s performance

Everton manager Rafael Benitez stated, “It’s apparent that when the fans and players stay together, we are stronger.” “It’s a good step forward,” says the source.

Because of his past as a previous manager of local rivals Liverpool. Benitez was not a popular choice when he was named manager of the club in June.

The Reds’ 4-1 defeat in their last match fueled calls for Benitez’s dismissal. Although his standing at the club was bolstered over the weekend when sporting director Marcel Brands quit.

Ben Godfrey’s stamp on the face of Takehiro Tomiyasu went unchecked by VAR midway through the first half, giving Everton the respite they needed.

Richarlison sparked the game when his header from Andros Townsend’s free-kick struck the far corner, but he had barely gone offside.

Arsenal went into halftime with a lead. Rather than a deficit as Kierney’s cross was superbly picked out by Odegaard, who steered the ball into the bottom corner.

Everton’s players showed no signs of abandoning their manager after the interval. Charging out of the blocks and thinking they had levelled when Richarlison. Slammed home at the near post from Abdoulaye Doucoure’s pass.

Gray produced the moment of greatness that may turn his team’s season around two minutes into stoppage time. Charging towards goal and unleashing an unstoppable drive in off the post, sparking loud celebrations.

“Everyone was in pain, and everyone’s reaction was to believe and hope that we could succeed,” Benitez continued.

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