Still in the title race?

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Photography credit: http://www.theguardian.co.uk

Photography Edit: Laura Brewington

A magnificent first half performance keeps Arsenal in the title race with two stunning goals by Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi.

Arsenal demonstrated an outstanding display of Wenger style football this afternoon at Goodison Park, responding to their exit from the FA Cup and Champions League earlier this week.

Danny Welbeck opened up the scoring after only seven minutes of play and Alex Iwobi marked his Premier League debut with his first Arsenal goal on the brink of half time.

The first half ended with a surrounding echo of boos from the Everton fans, while they should of applauded a fine counter attacking display from Arsenal.

While Everton failed to test Arsenal properly during the first half, they were piling on the pressure in the second half. Thankfully for Arsenal, Koscielny and Gabriel put on a solid defensive display and the Toffees only managed to achieve two shots on goal. 

Worrying moments for Arsenal during the second half as Ospina came flying out to deny Lukaku who slid into the back of him, causing the Columbian to be in excruciating pain.  Matthew Macey was seen warming up minutes after Ospina was given treatment on the pitch, but luckily Ospina powered on. The unexpected star took one for the team and Arsenal were fortunately still 0-2 up.

Giroud (subbed on in replacement for Welbeck) had a clear cut opportunity to make it 0-3, but fired the ball into the side netting two minutes before full time.

The final whistle blew and Arsenal added more woes to Everton, who have now lost 8 home games in the Premier League.

A truly inspiring display from Arsenal today, especially from man of the match Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck who made Arsenal look very dangerous up front.

An all round excellent performance from every Arsenal player on the field. Well done boys!

Player Ratings 

Ospina (8), Bellerin (9), Gabriel (7), Koscielny (8), Monreal (7), Coquelin (8), Elneny (8), Iwobi (9),Ozil (8), Sanchez (7), Welbeck (8)

Subs

Giroud (6), Gibbs (6), Chambers (6)

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