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Everton result was not a bad one by any means

In Arsenal FC, Premier League on January 11, 2010 by Highbury N5 Editor

I took the time out to watch the game on Football First on Saturday night, much to the displeasure of my Spurs supporting missus who seemed to take great delight in us going 1-0 and 2-1 down, only to go rather quiet when Denilson and Rosicky found the back of the net via deflections.

One observation – Eduardo was very lively throughout the game, movement was brilliant and deserved a goal.

That game could easily of been lost, take out two world class players from any team on the planet and you will see them struggle to overcome some sides. Take Lampard, Drogba and Cashley out of the Chelsea side, take Evra, Fletcher and Rooney out of United’s team and see what you are left with.

It was great to see us fight back yet again though, it was one of those occasions where you have to dig in and get what you can out of the game…. this was an Everton side that drew 3-3 at Stamford bridge so looking at it, it is a point gained rather than two points lost, in my view anyway.

Rather worryingly, the game might just cost us even more injuries and thankfully, there is no midweek game. Gallas, Traore, Vermaelen and worryingly, Denilson all picked up knocks, for the latter, it is hopefully a case of it looked worse than it is. I’m hearing noises of Denilson fracturing a vertebrae in his back again, I just hope they are wrong. If it is true, we need cover brought in sharpish.

Back to the game, Everton were keen to avenge the beating we handed out at Goodison Park and I think were just that little bit more alert and sharper on the day.

Hopefully by next weekend there will be a few injury returns, Cesc may be back, Clichy is back in training and Bendtner is 2 weeks away according to the boss. A few games under their respective belts before the crunch run of games at the end of the month is just what the Arsenal doctor ordered.

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