Arsenal extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. The Gunners were made to work for the three points, but a late goal from substitute Alexandre Lacazette sealed the victory and moved them four points clear of second-placed Leicester City.
The game started off slowly, with both sides struggling to create any clear-cut chances. Arsenal had the better of the possession, but Everton were able to keep them at bay with some resolute defending. The first half ended goalless, with neither side able to break the deadlock.
The second half saw Arsenal step up the pressure, and they were rewarded in the 73rd minute when Lacazette came off the bench to score the winner. The French striker latched onto a through ball from Mesut Ozil and fired a low shot past Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
The goal sparked wild celebrations from the Arsenal players and fans, and the Gunners were able to see out the remainder of the game to secure the win. The result moves them four points clear of Leicester City at the top of the table, and they will be looking to extend their lead when they face Manchester City next weekend.
The win was a huge boost for Arsenal, who have been in impressive form since the start of the season. They have now won seven of their last eight Premier League games, and are looking increasingly likely to challenge for the title this season.
The victory was also a huge boost for manager Mikel Arteta, who has been under pressure in recent weeks following a string of poor results. The win over Everton will give him and his players a huge confidence boost, and they will be looking to build on this result in the coming weeks.
Overall, it was a hard-fought win for Arsenal, but one that could prove to be crucial in their quest for the title. They have now opened up a four-point lead at the top of the table, and will be looking to extend that lead when they face Manchester City next weekend.