Arsenal – Everton: League Leaders Are Back In Business (4-0)

Sean Dyche did not need to reinvent the wheel to frustrate the high-flying hosts in this fixture, but patience paid off in the end for Arsenal, whose opponents' resistance wore off with time.

Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.

Maturation requires one to learn from mistakes and grow from adversity— two qualities that the end of this season will put to the test for Arsenal. Not for the first time under Mikel Arteta, it seemed like the lapse of a defeat would cause the outfit to spiral into a string of setbacks. Dropped points at home to Brentford and Manchester City eroded the buffer at the top of the table, but they have rallied back. Another victory, opening a five point lead at the summit, would punish the architects of that blip.

Everton have hired the expertise of an escapologist to wriggle their way out of trouble. Sean Dyche is applying the tricks of his trade at Burnley to his new post, but no magic lies behind his success. Hard work, discipline, and organization set the tone for his debut in the dugout: a single goal triumph over the . . .

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