Arsenal 2-0 Everton: Gunners stick it to Toffees, but defense remains a sore point

Now when a match begins first thing I look out for is defensive improvement from Arsenal. Perhaps ironic given our flaws under Arsene Wenger, whose defense was as rag-tag as it gets in the last few seasons.
With the Frenchman I guess I just gave up at some point. I realised Wenger was unlikely to sacrifice his attack-minded football principles for a little solidity at the back. It’s one of the reasons I admire Laurent Koscielny hugely: in a system which leaves defenders exposed, covering wide spaces, not only did Kos not fade away, he blossomed.
Another problem with Wenger was the football he’s thrown his defense under the bus for was not on display lately. We’ve become stale, predictable and impotent in the last two seasons. Throw in our defensive fragility and you get two deserved finishes outside the top 4.
However that little prelude aside, I was o...

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