Speaking after the 4-0 win over Everton, Mikel Arteta said about his Arsenal players: “They are so willing to learn”. “I am happy,” he added.
Arsenal opened up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League with the win. The hosts were initially frustrated by their struggling visitors but goals from Bukayo Saka and Martinelli shortly before halftime put them in command as they took maximum advantage of their game in hand over second-placed Manchester City.
Martin Odegaard made it 3-0 with a close-range finish in the 71st minute before Martinelli grabbed his second of the evening to complete the rout.
A third-straight victory since losing at home to City in February lifted Arsenal to 60 points from 25 games, five clear of their Manchester rivals.