Arsenal boss Unai Emery challenges Rob Holding to claim starting spot


"Yesterday we showed, going through hard moments in the game, we managed to get the win with the clean sheet so this is very positive".

Everton's Theo Walcott (left) has a shot saved by Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London.

Lacazette's sublime strike will stand the test of time, but Aubameyang's was more fortunate as the Gabon forward was clearly offside.

Cech has managed to keep his No. 1 spot despite added competition from summer signing Bernd Leno, although Emery has said he will continue to assess that situation throughout the season. "He started the season very well and he is having the performances that we want". A first clean sheet.

Making his first start in the Premier League since signing from Sampdoria in the Summer, 22 year-old Uruguay worldwide Lucas Torriera was a contributing factor to this newfound resilience.

Arsenal are up to sixth place in the Premier League, a welcome sight after the gloom that followed their two-game losing streak at the start of Emery's reign.

Cech mast a last-gasp challenge on Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Cech mast a last-gasp challenge on Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Where the rest of us saw Alexandre Lacazette break the stalemate in Arsenal's favour with a precise finish against Everton on Sunday afternoon, Crooks saw only grief, misery and decay.

"I think this is what we have lacked since I arrived at Arsenal more than three years ago".

The Gunners took the lead against the run of play, with the France global having a poor game and the knowledgeable commentators had suggested that he was going to be replaced by Iwobi, only for Emery to change his mind.

"We had three or four clear chances".

Tom Davies released Dominic Calvert-Lewin into space on the right, but Petr Cech raced out to deny the striker with his foot on two minutes. It has been a tough adjustment period for a player who, at 36, is in the twilight of his career but his faultless display against Everton showed he is getting there.

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil should learn from Liverpool's versatile footballer James Milner in a bid to improve his game, according to former Gunners midfielder Paul Merson.

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