June 12, 2024

Breaking News: An uncommon triumph for Manchester over Everton…

The European club football weekend had it all, with lots of delicious talking points from the Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A, Premier League, and La Liga.

From Nice upsetting Paris Saint-Germain to Bayern Munich fighting Leverkusen to a draw, from Manchester United losing to Brighton to Inter Milan crushing AC Milan. After Heidenheim’s historic first-ever victory, Arsenal’s grueling victory over Everton, and Chelsea’s mounting frustration, Sunday’s events came to an end.

The Sunday lead: Arsenal triumphs once more, but not to the level expected
Despite Arsenal’s lackluster effort, Leandro Trossard’s winner in the second half against Everton kept them within striking distance of Premier League leaders Manchester City and extended Arsenal’s winning streak.

Michael Arteta, the manager, benched goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in favor of David Raya, a Brentford loanee. Raya made his team debut, and it paid off when substitute Trossard scored the game’s winning goal on 69 minutes from an angle beyond Jordan Pickford, thanks to a set play by Bukayo Saka. City leads all teams without a loss this season with five games played and fifteen points overall. With Arsenal’s win, they are now only two points behind them.

Arteta will view Arsenal’s ability to win despite their lack of star power as a plus, even though they haven’t quite found the playing style that allowed them to lead the table for the majority of the previous season. His team disintegrated during the conclusion of the previous campaign, which allowed City to overtake them in the title chase. The season started off for Arsenal with close wins at home against Fulham, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, and Crystal Palace. They hadn’t won at Goodison since 2017 prior to their trip there on Sunday.

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