Arsenal ended their poor run of form against Everton at Goodison Park with a hard-fought 1-0 win after Leandro Trossard scored the decisive goal
Arsenal found success with a new set piece trick in the hard-fought 1-0 win against Everton at Goodison Park. Leandro Trossard came on as a substitute and proved to be the difference-maker for the Gunners on a difficult afternoon in Merseyside.
Arsenal thought they had opened the scoring in the first half after Gabriel Martinelli raced through and slotted the ball past Jordan Pickford. However, VAR intervened and disallowed the Brazilian's strike after Eddie Nketiah was deemed to be in an offside position during the build-up.
Arsenal continued to push for an opener in the second half and took the lead with just 20 minutes left to play. Bukayo Saka opted to take a corner kick short to captain Martin Odegaard with the Gunners working the ball back to Saka after some nice passing play, before Trossard lashed the ball home into the back of the net.
Mikel Arteta celebrated by embracing his coaching staff - potentially pointing to the fact that this new routine had been practised in training. This was not the first time in the game that Arsenal went short with a set piece and Gary Neville picked up on the new approach after Trossard's opener.
Speaking after Trossard gave Arsenal the lead at Goodison Park following a brilliant corner kick routine, Neville said: " I just asked how long that ball was in the corner for and apparently it took 26 seconds to take that short corner. Which is an absolute mountain of time.
"Particularly in this climate with the referees trying to pick up on everything but it worked. You saw Mikel Arteta and the coaching team start to celebrate because it's worked,Read on m.allfootballapp.com