Everyone is used to seeing Arsene Wenger young Arsenal teams putting opponents under relentless pressure with their beautiful football, but last night the tables were turned at Everton.
Arsenal started smartly and scored early on through Thomas Vermaelen, but then the Gunners sat back and soaked up the pressure from Everton for most of the match.
Arsene Wenger was quietly impressed after the game. “We were resilient, focused, with a great desire to defend and our defence played very well tonight,” he said.
“You’ve seen a side of us that people don’t know.”