Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny headed Arsenal to a 2-1 victory over Everton by seizing on poor defending twice inside two minutes before half-time on Saturday (October 24) in London.
Everton had provided little goal threat until Ross Barkley pulled one back, also before half-time, with a shot that deflected off Gabriel Paulista.
It was Arsenal’s fourth consecutive English Premier League victory and came at the end of a week when the Gunners raised their morale by beating Bayern Munich for their first Champions League win of the season.
Wenger on Arsenal v Everton
“After a massive game like Tuesday night it’s a good test for your squad and the hunger of your players. I feel that we played with the right focus, the right desire. We were a bit unfortunate in the first half just with one minute to go we got caught with a 2-1 that created a bit of insecurity in the squad. In the second half we continued to dominate but we couldn’t get the third goal and then we were a bit exposed on counter-attacks once or twice. Lukaku had the header and Petr Cech had a great save with very little time to go and that got us three massive points.”