Arsenal survive Goodison scare


Everton and Arsenal had to share the spoils in an entertaining evening fixture of the Barclays premier league.

The visitors got off to a flying start, with immaculate passes and keeping possession, however they lacked the necessary cutting edge to score.

They were made to pay when Seamus Coleman got in the end of a superb Gareth Barry cross to send the home fans to raptures.

It got worse in the closing stages of the first half, when Romelu Lukaku evaded Per Merteshacker far too easily on the right flank, before proficiently slipping the ball to Steven Naismith to make it 2-0. Later footage showed Naismith to be offside.

Roberto Martinez boys picked up from where they left off in the second half, giving the Gunners a taste of their own medicine with sleek passes, and counter threats.

With seven minutes left, Santi Cazorla cross met Aaron Ramsey, who scored to give a lifeline for the visitors from NorthLondon.

It was all nervy in the final minutes, and the home fans began to grow frustrated with Arsenal’s resilient force in the final third.

Giroud got in the end of Nancho Monreal’s cross to rescue a point for Arsenal.