Welbeck and Iwobi fire Arsenal to crucial win at Everton

Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi scored before half-time as a new-look Arsenal side tore Everton apart in a scintillating first-half display at Goodison Park.
It was a fine performance from Arsenal and saw them close the gap on the top flight’s top two sides, although they remain eight points behind Leicester and three behind Tottenham with both sides still to play this weekend.
Welbeck’s beautifully-taken opener put Arsenal ahead inside the opening 10 minutes, before Iwobi added a second just before half-time.
Arsene Wenger’s men never looked in trouble thereafter – although their display will no doubt leave Gunners fans wondering why such form had deserted them in recent weeks.
Are Arsenal still in the title hunt?
This season is following the usual Arsenal pattern: start promisingly, fall away in ‘crisis’, and then recover strongly to still take something out of the campaign. This year could still end the same way – with yet another top four finish at least – but the Gunners need Leicester and Spurs to start slipping up if they are to be in with a chance in the title race.
At least Arsenal themselves seem to have got their house in order. MohamedElneny has been an excellent find in midfield alongside Francis Coquelin, and Alex Iwobi gives them energy to go along with his creativity in the advanced midfield position. It’s better from Arsenal, but is it too late?

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