05172021

Why Mohamed Elneny caused one of Mikel Arteta’s analysts to go ‘berserk’ during Everton clash


Why Mohamed Elneny caused one of Mikel Arteta’s analysts to go ‘berserk’ during Everton clash

An interesting story centering on the frustrations of Mikel Arteta and his staff during Arsenal’s defeat to Everton on Saturday has surfaced online today.

Toffees victorious

The Gunners of course made the trip to Goodison Park 24 hours ago, for a Premier League meeting with the Toffees.

Arteta’s men entered the clash in dire need of a result, having slipped to 15th in the English top-flight table ahead of the latest round of fixtures.

When all was said and done on Merseyside, however, Arsenal again failed to get the job done, en route to a 2-1 defeat.

An own goal from captain-for-the-day Rob Holding put Everton in front with 22 minutes on the clock, before Nicolas Pepe pulled the north Londoners level a short time later from the penalty spot:

Just when it looked as though Arsenal were set to head into the interval with something to build on, however, a corner from the left was met by Yerry Mina, to put the hosts back in control.

Arteta’s men, to their credit, pushed hard for a 2nd equaliser throughout the 2nd-half, but, in the end, a complete lack of creativity again cost the Gunners dear, amid a 4th defeat in 5.

Highlights: Everton 2-1 Arsenal