Gabriel Martinelli Bags Brace as Arsenal Thrash Everton to Extend Lead on EPL Top [Video Highlights]

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Arsenal have defeated Everton in the Premier League to open a five-point gap on the top of the Premier League table.

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Starting Lineup

Arsenal: Aaron Ramsdale; Ben White, Wiliam Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Martin Odegaard, Jorginho, Granit Xhaka; Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard, Gabriel Martinelli.

Everton: Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, James Tarkowski, Vitalii Mykolenko; Alex Iwobi, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Idrissa Gueye, Amadou Onana, Dwight McNeil; Neal Maupay.

Arsenal dominated play from the start as they seek to extend their lead on the Premier League table.

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The first match between the two sides ended in a shock win for Toffees with Sean Dyche thumping the Gunners at Goodison Park in his first game incharge.

Everton attempted to put up a strong challenge against the Gunners at Emirates but were jittery at the back and struggled to make a headway upfield into Arsenal’s half.

The Gunners had the game firmly in their control but struggled to break pass Everton’s brink wall defense.

Meanwhile, they had to battle with the Toffee’s quick pace counter attacks when losing possession.

After a marathon of pressure from the Mikel Arteta-led boys, Bukayo Saka opened the scoring for the Gunners late in the first half in the 40th minute.

The goal saw the Gunners move five points ahead of second-placed Manchester City to wield a commanding control in the Premier League title race.

Everton failed to break out with any formidable challenge after conceding the first goal as the Gunners still hold sway over the game.

Everton continued to sit deep and defend despite trailing the Premier League title hopefuls at Emirates.

The Toffees would have headed into the first half with Arsenal’s narrow 1-0 lead, but the Gunners doubled the lead just at the cusp of the first half.

Gabriel Martinelli scored a stoppage-time goal in the 45+1st minute to double the lead for the Gunners before heading into the first-half break.

Arsenal went into the first-half break buoyed with a commanding two-goal lead and were definitely cruising to a deserved win over the Toffees.

After the end of the first half, Arsenal showed a dominant display throughout wielding 64% of the ball possession while Everton had 36%.

The Gunners managed only three shots with two on target while Everton had 4 shots with 2 on target.

Sean Dyche needed to do more to bring the Toffees back into the game after conceding two late goals in the first half.

They had held off the Gunners throughout the game before finally being overwhelmed at the dearth.

Arsenal still dominated proceedings as the second half began and were looking set to wrap up the game with a convincing victory.

Everton continued to play second fiddle, sitting back to defend while attempting to upset the hosts on the counter attack.

It was still 2-0 after the hour-mark was crossed and the Gunners were definitely heading to victory as Everton failed to mount a formidable response after trailing by the two goals.

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Arsenal captain Martin Oddegard was on target in the 71st minute as he scored to make it 3-0 for the Gunners.

With 10 minutes to the end of the game, Gabriel Martinelli struck again to bag his brace and made it 4-0 for the Gunners.

The Mikel Arteta-led boys brilliantly outclassed the Toffees, grabbing a deserved 4-0 victory over Everton to extend their lead on the table.

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