Mikel Arteta received polite applause from the Gwladys Street on his return to Goodison Park but little else as Arsenal’s miserable run of form continued. His team offered a little fight, true, but precious little quality as they endured a seventh Premier League game without a win while Everton ascended into second.

Yerry Mina’s header on the stroke of half-time delivered a merited win for Carlo Ancelotti’s side after Pépé’s penalty had cancelled out Rob Holding’s unfortunate own goal. The gulf in confidence between the teams was visible, and understandable, and despite an improved second-half display Arsenal lacked the guile and composure to rescue a point.

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