Everton vs Arsenal: Arteta's woes continues as Gunners suffer 2-1 defeat to Toffees

Everton vs Arsenal: Arteta's woes continues as Gunners suffer 2-1 defeat to Toffees

- Everton vs Arsenal game ended in victory for the home team

- Yerry Mina scored a late first-half goal that saw the Toffees claim maximum points

- The Gunners are two spots above the relegation zone, their worst start to the season in decades

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Arsenal's struggles deepen in the Premier League following their 2-1 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday, December 19.

The defeat meant the North Londoners have suffered four losses in their last five top-flight games while they sit just five points above the relegation zone.

Carlo Ancelotti's men took the lead after just 22 minutes of action through an own goal from Rob Holdings.

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Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi made attempts to get a cross to his teammates' in the Gunners danger zone but it deflected by the 25-year-old and went straight into their visitors' net.

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Everton vs Arsenal: Arteta's woes continues as Gunners suffer 2-1 defeat to Toffees
Everton vs Arsenal: Nicolas Pepe sending Jordan Pickford the wrong direction during Arsenal's 2-1 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park. Photo by Jon Super - Pool
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The Super Eagles winger was facing his former teammates and he made a point by inspiring the Toffees to victory in the game.

However, the hosts were unable to maintain their leadership in the game beyond the 35th minute with Nicolas Pepe levelling up for the guests from the spot.

The Ivorian sent Jordan Pickford the wrong direction after Holding was fouled in a delicate position on the pitch.

Ancelotti's men restored leadership moments before the first half ended with a superb header from Yerry Mina.

The former Barcelona defender rose above his opponents to head home a Gylfi Sigurdsson's corner from the left flag.

And the goal was enough to seal the victory for the Merseyside team as they rose to second on the table with 26 points - five behind Liverpool.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal's position on the Premier League table has given former Gunners midfielder Ray Parlour a cause for concern.

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