Arsenal continued their push for a top four finish in the Premier League with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. The Gunners were in complete control throughout the match, with Gabriel Martinelli scoring a brace and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe also getting on the scoresheet.
The result leaves Carlo Ancelotti’s side in peril of being dragged into a relegation battle, while Arsenal are now just two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the table.
The Gunners started the match on the front foot and were rewarded for their early pressure when Martinelli opened the scoring in the 15th minute. The Brazilian forward latched onto a through ball from Dani Ceballos and fired a low shot past Jordan Pickford to give Arsenal the lead.
The home side continued to dominate proceedings and doubled their lead just before the half-hour mark. This time it was Aubameyang who was on target, as he latched onto a cross from Bukayo Saka and fired a powerful shot into the top corner.
Arsenal continued to press forward in search of a third goal and were rewarded in the second half when Pepe scored from the penalty spot. The Ivorian forward was brought down in the box by Yerry Mina and made no mistake from 12 yards, sending Pickford the wrong way to make it 3-0.
Martinelli then put the icing on the cake with his second goal of the game in the 81st minute. The 19-year-old forward latched onto a through ball from Ceballos and fired a low shot past Pickford to make it 4-0.
The result leaves Everton in 16th place in the table, just two points above the relegation zone. The Toffees have now lost four of their last five league games and are in danger of being dragged into a relegation battle.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are now just two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the table and are firmly in the hunt for a top four finish. The Gunners have now won four of their last five league games and will be looking to continue their good form when they face West Bromwich Albion next weekend.