Arsenal blew the chance to move top of the Premier League last night as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park, which handed rivals Chelsea the chance to move six points clear at the top of the table against Sunderland this evening.
The Gunners had lost twice in all competitions heading into the match and had not lost away from home all season but blew their ranks against the Toffees, losing in the Premier League for the first time since the opening day.
Rather concerning for Arsenal, the result highlighted a major problem within the Gunners ranks that needs to be addressed quickly if Arsene Wenger’s side are to have any chance of success this season.
11 games without a clean sheet now for Arsenal. When the goals dry up that's going to prove costly
— Orbinho (@Orbinho) December 13, 2016
Not keeping a clean sheet since a 2-0 EFL Cup victory over Reading at the end of October, Arsenal now have a huge run of fixtures in the Premier League as they travel to face Manchester City this weekend before tackling West Brom, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth over the festive season.
In truth though, Arsenal’s fine run of results has papered over the cracks and the performances have been short for a while. Arsene Wenger still has a lot of work to do.