Cech: Arsenal have forgotten how to win Premier League titles

Arsenal tried to mount some late first-half pressure, Bellerin crossing but Everton clearing, and a miscued Aubameyang cross hit the bar.

"We controlled the match better in the second half and didn't concede the chances we did in the first period".

"We have very healthy competition here now and we are actually feeling the benefit of that".

"Also we had to help each other and push more".

Arsenal kept their first clean sheet of the season and had 36-year-old Cech to thank for keeping the visitors at bay in the first half.

"There will be teams that are interested and I'll tell you how it will end up working. But also we have three goalkeepers and Petr Cech is in good form", he added.

"What we lacked in the past?" said Cech.

"I gave him all the information I could to try and help him out during his period of settling in and I think he's very happy and I think he's a great manager for Arsenal". "He has a big experience, he has big quality".

With former PSG boss Emery demanding his defence play the ball out from the back the season started with two defeats against champions Manchester City and London rivals Chelsea.

Emery said his decision not to introduce Iwobi just before Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring in the 56th minute because he wanted to correctly gauge his substitutions.

Sigurdsson sparked another counter, the cross scrambled away with two Everton forwards lurking, and after 21 minutes Richarlison's strike from the edge of the box was stopped by Cech. I think this is what we lacked over the last three years, since I arrived in 2015.

Their manager Marco Silva was frustrated with his side's failure to take their chances and equally angry about Aubameyang's offside goal.

"The result is disappointing for us".

However, since then Arsenal have strung together five consecutive wins, and the north London club have shot up to the table, to sixth, just one point behind the coveted top four.

Silva said the linesman's decision made the game much harder for his side.

"It's clear where the player who scored the goal is".

After a laboured start from Arsenal, they finally pieced together an incisive raid when Hector Bellerin's cross found Aubameyang at the far post.

  • Angelo Rivera