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Arsenal 5-1 Everton: Gunners end season with win but miss out on top four

Gabriel Martinelli
Gabriel Martinelli stroked home his sixth goal of the season from the spot

Arsenal missed out on Champions League qualification for a sixth successive season despite a comfortable win over Everton on the final day.

The Gunners needed to defeat Frank Lampard’s side and hope Tottenham would lose at already relegated Norwich, but with Spurs winning 5-0 at Carrow Road theirs was a forlorn task.

Mikel Arteta’s side took the lead midway through the first half as Gabriel Martinelli stroked home a penalty after his shot struck Alex Iwobi’s arm, with the spot-kick awarded after a video assistant referee check.

Eddie Nketiah nodded in following a corner to extend the hosts’ lead after 31 minutes, before substitute Donny van de Beek, in what is likely to be his last game for Everton, side-footed in.

It proved to be a short reprieve as two second-half goals in three minutes ended the game as a contest. Both came from corners as Cedric Soares slotted in, then Gabriel poked in after Everton had initially cleared.

Martin Odegaard added a late fifth as Arsenal finished in fifth place, two points behind Tottenham, but despite missing out on the top four, their fans were at least able to celebrate a return to the Europa League after missing out this season.

Everton’s record-equalling 13th away defeat meant they finished four points clear of the relegation zone.

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Arsenal

Starting XI

  1. Squad number32Player nameRamsdale
    Average rating

    6.54

  2. Squad number17Player nameCédric Soares
    Average rating

    6.18

  3. Squad number16Player nameHolding
    Average rating

    6.14

  4. Squad number6Player nameGabriel Magalhães
    Average rating

    6.51

  5. Squad number20Player nameNuno Tavares
    Average rating

    5.97

  6. Squad number25Player nameMohamed Elneny
    Average rating

    6.35

  7. Squad number34Player nameXhaka
    Average rating

    6.41

  8. Squad number7Player nameSaka
    Average rating

    6.92

  9. Squad number8Player nameØdegaard
    Average rating

    6.98

  10. Squad number35Player nameGabriel Martinelli
    Average rating

    7.37

  11. Squad number30Player nameNketiah
    Average rating

    6.88

Substitutes

  1. Squad number9Player nameLacazette
    Average rating

    7.31

  2. Squad number19Player namePépé
    Average rating

    7.09

  3. Squad number23Player nameSambi Lokonga
    Average rating

    7.20

Everton

Starting XI

  1. Squad number15Player nameBegovic
    Average rating

    5.16

  2. Squad number17Player nameIwobi
    Average rating

    5.35

  3. Squad number4Player nameHolgate
    Average rating

    5.25

  4. Squad number5Player nameKeane
    Average rating

    5.33

  5. Squad number32Player nameBranthwaite
    Average rating

    5.27

  6. Squad number2Player nameKenny
    Average rating

    5.24

  7. Squad number11Player nameGray
    Average rating

    5.54

  8. Squad number26Player nameDavies
    Average rating

    5.18

  9. Squad number16Player nameDoucouré
    Average rating

    5.23

  10. Squad number36Player nameAlli
    Average rating

    6.38

  11. Squad number9Player nameCalvert-Lewin
    Average rating

    5.80

Substitutes

  1. Squad number24Player nameGordon
    Average rating

    4.45

  2. Squad number30Player namevan de Beek
    Average rating

    6.32

  3. Squad number60Player namePrice
    Average rating

    4.86

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Line-ups

Arsenal

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 32Ramsdale
  • 17Cédric Soares
  • 16Holding
  • 6Gabriel
  • 20Tavares
  • 25Elneny
  • 34XhakaSubstituted forSambi Lokongaat 63′minutes
  • 7SakaSubstituted forPépéat 78′minutes
  • 8Ødegaard
  • 35Martinelli
  • 30NketiahSubstituted forLacazetteat 67′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Leno
  • 4White
  • 9Lacazette
  • 10Smith Rowe
  • 19Pépé
  • 23Sambi Lokonga
  • 65Oulad M’hand
  • 69Swanson
  • 87Patino

Everton

Formation 5-4-1

  • 15Begovic
  • 17Iwobi
  • 4Holgate
  • 5Keane
  • 32Branthwaite
  • 2Kenny
  • 11Gray
  • 26DaviesBooked at 69minsSubstituted forPriceat 77′minutes
  • 16DoucouréSubstituted forvan de Beekat 37′minutes
  • 36AlliSubstituted forGordonat 67′minutes
  • 9Calvert-Lewin

Substitutes

  • 19Mykolenko
  • 20Tosun
  • 23Coleman
  • 24Gordon
  • 30van de Beek
  • 31Lonergan
  • 60Price
  • 61Dobbin
  • 64Welch
Referee:
Andre Marriner
Attendance:
60,201

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenalAway TeamEverton
Possession
Home74%
Away26%
Shots
Home26
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Arsenal 5, Everton 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Arsenal 5, Everton 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Albert Sambi Lokonga.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Isaac Price (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

  5. Post update

    Gabriel Magalhães (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton).

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Demarai Gray (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonjoe Kenny.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Nuno Tavares (Arsenal).

  9. Post update

    Demarai Gray (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gabriel Martinelli.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Anthony Gordon.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Arsenal 5, Everton 1. Martin Ødegaard (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nicolas Pépé.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Martin Ødegaard.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal).

  15. Post update

    Michael Keane (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Arsenal. Nicolas Pépé replaces Bukayo Saka.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Everton. Isaac Price replaces Tom Davies.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Asmir Begovic.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Asmir Begovic.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Albert Sambi Lokonga (Arsenal) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gabriel Martinelli.

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