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Arsenal vs Everton LIVE score: Premier League result and reaction as Gabriel Martinelli adds fourth goal

Arsenal 4-0 Everton: The Gunners extended their lead atop the Premier League with a crushing win

Michael Jones
Wednesday 01 March 2023 22:11 GMT
“We have to earn the right to win,” says Mikel Arteta

Arsenal’s young guns were once again firing on all cylinders as Bukayo Saka’s strike and Gabriel Martinelli’s brace helped down Everton to send Mikel Arteta’s side five points clear at the Premier League summit.

No other players under the age of 22 have scored more than five Premier League goals this season but both Saka and Martinelli reached double-figures with first-half strikes in a comfortable 4-0 victory.

Captain Martin Odegaard added a third before Martinelli tapped in to put the gloss on the win and leave Arsenal in a strong position as they pursue a first title in 19 years.

This was Arsenal’s game in hand, the original match called off following the death of the Queen, and they went into the contest having lost to the struggling Toffees last month. That was Sean Dyche’s first game in charge of Everton and things appeared to be on the up, but this loss leaves the visitors inside the relegation zone.

Relive all the action as Arsenal host Everton at the Emirates Stadium:


Arsenal 2-0 Everton

48 mins: How to Everton approach this second half? They need to get two or more goals to come away from this game with points, that’s a tough ask for a team who have been underperforming in that area.

Will Sean Dyche prefer instead to limit the damage and try to nick a goal from somewhere to keep the game alive?

Michael Jones1 March 2023 20:57

Second half: Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Thomas Partey has been introduced by Mikel Arteta to replace Jorginho.

Sean Dyche has also switched things up and has brought on Mason Holgate to replace Idrissa Gueye.

The Gunners get the ball rolling for the second half.

Michael Jones1 March 2023 20:53

HT Arsenal 2-0 Everton

With Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli on the scoresheet, this is only the fourth time a team has had multiple players aged 21 or under reach 10 Premier League goals in the same season.

The others were Leeds in 1999/00 (Michael Bridges and Harry Kewell), Manchester United in 2006/07 (Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney) and Arsenal last season (Saka and Emile Smith Rowe).

Michael Jones1 March 2023 20:49

HT Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Arsenal have named an unchanged XI for the 12th time in the Premier League this season, equalling their most games without a change in a single season in the competition (12 in 1996-97).

It seems to be working for Mikel Arteta’s men.

Michael Jones1 March 2023 20:45

HT Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Michael Jones1 March 2023 20:41

Half-time: Arsenal 2-0 Everton

45+4 mins: Everton have been their own undoing in that half. For 40 minutes Arsenal looked bereft of creativity in the face of a resolute defence but a couple of mistakes - both pounced on by Bukayo Saka - has given the Gunners a very comfortable lead.

They head into the break with a two-goal cushion.

Michael Jones1 March 2023 20:37

GOAL! Arsenal 2-0 Everton (Martinelli, 45+1’)⚽️

45+1 mins: VAR draws on the lines to check the offside and it’s bad news for Everton. Martinelli keeps himself onside and Arsenal have a second!

Michael Jones1 March 2023 20:34

Arsenal 1-0 Everton

45 mins: Disallowed goal!

Everton are spared some serious blushes. Idrissa Gueye dallies with the ball deep inside his own half. Bukayo Saka nips in and pokes the ball across to Gabriel Martinelli who takes it into the box and slots it past Jordan Pickford.

The assistant referee raises the offside flag immediately but VAR is going to check it.

Michael Jones1 March 2023 20:33

Arsenal 1-0 Everton

43 mins: That’s an important goal for the Gunners. Up to this point they hadn’t looked very threatening but now Everton are going to have to adapt their own gameplan to get a goal of their own.

As it stands Arsenal are moving five points clear.

Michael Jones1 March 2023 20:30

GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Everton (Saka, 40’)⚽️

40 mins: Arsenal lead! Bukayo Saka drifts into the box and waits for the ball in the gap between Mykolenko and Keane. Zinchenko carries through midfield then slips it into the gap for Saka.

Saka lets the ball run past him the smashes it into the roof of the net! Lovely finish.

Michael Jones1 March 2023 20:28

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