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Trossard Secured Victory for Arsenal Over Everton, Ending Goodison Park Drought

Leandro Trossard emerged as Arsenal's hero by netting the decisive goal that saw the Gunners break their Goodison Park jinx against Everton, solidifying their impressive start to the 2023-24 season.

The match initially appeared to favour Arsenal, with Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli seemingly putting them in the lead during the first half. However, the VAR intervened and disallowed the goal, leading to moments of celebration being swiftly quashed.

Undeterred, the Gunners, who had opted for David Raya over England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, continued to dominate proceedings. Their perseverance paid off when Belgium international Leandro Trossard's second-half strike hit the post and found the back of the net.

This crucial goal not only secured a rare victory for the North London club on Merseyside but also marked their fourth win in five games at the start of the 2023-24 season, highlighting their impressive form.

Following the triumph, Arsenal's manager, Mikel Arteta, expressed his elation at maintaining their unbeaten streak in the season. Arteta spoke to Sky Sports, saying: "We talked about it, this is the challenge. For six years we haven't won here and there are a few reasons for it. "It's how you do things and the input you do in every single action. I think we played an incredible game, we kept them quiet and created many, many chances, The first (disallowed) goal, as well, should be allowed. We dominated the game and we are extremely happy to go away with a win and a clean sheet."

Regarding Gabriel Martinelli's injury, Arteta disclosed: "He felt something in his hamstring so he will need to be assessed."

When asked about the differences in their approach compared to past defeats at Goodison Park, Arteta responded: "We took the game into the areas we wanted for long and we were really solid. We gave very, very little away. They haven't created a single chance. It's about intelligence but also about the fight."

Commenting on Trossard's pivotal goal, Arteta praised the forward, saying: "Great finish. He did it in the week with Belgium as well. It's what we need - the players who came in did very well, the subs that came on did very well. We need everyone on their toes and we fully trust them."

Finally, Arteta shed light on Arsenal's use of short corners, stating: "Obviously they are very strong in the box so we need alternatives. It's about creating a story in the game and the players have to sense when is the best moment to do it."

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