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.
Martinelli had to be replaced shortly afterwards with the 22-year-old heading straight down the pitchside tunnel following some treatment. Trossard got the nod and had a huge influence on the game — helping the Gunners find a foothold and eventually go on to take all three points.
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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 justRead on football.london