Walcott: Everton can be better than Arsenal

Kristopher Nichols
September 25, 2018

Team captain Cech is one of the best shot-stoppers of the past couple decades, but Emery expects more than that.

Unai Emery may have got off to a hard start to life at Arsenal, following defeats to Man City and Chelsea, but the Spaniard's methods are now starting to reap the rewards after the Gunners recorded their fifth consecutive win on the spin in all competitions.

There were plenty of empty seats around the Emirates and, with Arsenal struggling to find any rhythm, those who had shown up were growing restless by the time Lucas Digne's free-kick was tipped over by Cech.

Against Everton, coach Unai Emery made a decision to bench French youngster Matteo Guendouzi, who has performed well so far this season, and handed Uruguayan Lucas Torreira, another summer arrival, his first starting for Arsenal in the English Premier League.

"A big thanks to Petr Cech because he took a lot of balls today and we won our first clean sheet", he told Sky Sports.

He said: 'In the end, one goal was enough to win the game against Everton, and when you score a superb goal like Alexandre Lacazette's one for Arsenal, you are entitled to celebrate.

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"Sometimes you need to make sure you win an ugly game, when you are not playing completely well but you just dig deep, close the back door and win 1-0 no matter how".

"This club hasn't won the league for over 10 years so obviously you need to get back into knowing how to do it". They have started 2018-18 with three wins and two defeats from their opening five league games and host Everton on Sunday at 16:00 BST.

'At that point we needed a change to stop their attacking moments but then we scored and I chose to think again'.

'We started off with the new manager from scratch and we're trying to get a mentality of winning every game, progressing every game, working every day and hopefully we can build this up and win the title sooner rather than later'. Derby were good but we helped them in the manner of the goals we conceded, and how we played.

The 21-year-old has scored three goals in four Premier League appearances for Everton so far this season, according to WhoScored. It is an area where Arsenal have to improve if they want to become a title challenger this season.

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