Everton vs Arsenal: Gunners secure a point at Goodison Park in EPL tie

Everton vs Arsenal: Gunners secure a point at Goodison Park in EPL tie, Rene Otinga
December 21, 2019 at 4:09 PM

- Everton vs Arsenal's Premier League game ended goalless on Saturday, December 21

- Alex Iwobi suffered an injury in this game and had to leave the pitch in the 11th minute

- The encounter was Freddie Ljungberg's last game as Arsenal's interim manager

Arsenal on Saturday, December 21, forced Everton to a goalless draw in a Premier League encounter played at the Goodison Park.

Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi started this game for Everton against his former club, but he got injured in the 11th minute and was replaced.

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The nature of Alex Iwobi' injury is expected to be revealed by Everton soon and Nigerians will hope it is not a big one.

Everton started this game impressively with Fabian Delph having the first chance to open the scoring, but his shot was blocked by Bernd Leno.

Five minutes later, Arsenal had their own chance to score when Bukayo Saka supplied a powerful cross inside Everton's 18 yard box, but Reiss Nelson failed to convert the chance.

The first half however ended goalless with both sides finding it difficult to find the back of the net.

New Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta and that of Everton Carlo Ancelotti were at the stands watching their teams as they are expected to be in charge from next games.

Both sides also failed to find the back of the net in the second half as the match ended 0-0.

Freddie Ljungberg earlier confirmed his readiness to stay at Arsenal and work with new manager Mikel Arteta despite not being given the managerial position on permanent basis.

The 42-year-old replaced Unai Emery on interim capacity at Arsenal, but he failed to make any difference at the Emirates stadium

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and