Arsenal were dealt a blow in the race for a top-four finish after succumbing to a 1-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.

Phil Jagielka’s first Premier League goal in two years gave the hosts the lead after 10 minutes and after a dismal second-half performance, Arsenal fell to a sixth away defeat of the season.

Arsenal coach Unai Emery made two changes from the 2-0 win over Newcastle, bringing in Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mohammed Elneny for Alex Iwobi and Aaron Ramsey.

The Gunners looked as if they would start from where they off when Mkhitaryan sent Alexandre Lacazette through on goal. Kurt Zouma came flying in with a clumsy challenge and took out his compatriot in the penalty area, yet escaped punishment from referee Kevin Friend.

After a sluggish start, Everton began to grow with confidence and soon found themselves in the lead.

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