Arsenal maintained their unbeaten start to the Premier League season with Leandro Trossard's goal earning a narrow 1-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park.
Trossard struck with just 21 minutes remaining of match to break the home side's resistance, with the Belgian firing in following a well-worked corner.
The result ended Arsenal's barren run at Goodison Park, a ground the Gunners had failed to win at since 2017.
Mikel Arteta had chosen the match to change his starting line-up with David Raya and Fabio Vieira notable inclusions in place of Aaron Ramsdale and Kai Havertz.
Below, Mail Sport's ISAAN KHAN recaps three things we learned from the clash on Merseyside, ahead of Arsenal's return to the Champions League this week.
Raya's selection begins the battle to be Arsenal's No 1
It is becoming a regular occurrence to eagerly await the Arsenal team-sheet to see what new surprise Mikel Arteta has unfurled.
First there was the puzzlement around leaving out Gabriel Magalhaes in consecutive games, starting Thomas Partey at right back and then the continued selection of Kai Havertz.
Yesterday the manager threw another curve ball from his box of tricks: a debut for goalkeeper David Raya, in place of Aaron Ramsdale.
There was always an inevitability he would start at some point. The congested schedule ahead for the Gunners, including the return of Champions League football, had been the rationale for the Spaniard’s signing.
But starting Raya in their fifth league game of the season? That certainly was not on the cards.
He did not have much to do, fielding just the one shot on target. His sweeper-keeper attributes, though, were clear, finding himself near the halfway line on many an occasion. It’s a quality his manager admires. TheRead on m.allfootballapp.com