For the third match this season, Unai Emery started Alexandre Lacazette alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when the Gunners tackle Everton on Sunday.
Both strikers failed to have a meaningful impact on the game during the first half of the game.
Both players rarely test Jordan Pickford, who was less busy in the first 45 minutes of the crunch tie.
Lacazette was anonymous until his 52nd-minute strike to put the Gunners ahead.
The Frenchman was in a good shooting position, he received the ball from Aaron Ramsey and played a first-time beautiful curler which deflected off the post into Pickford’s net.
It was believed Emery was planning to substitute the Frenchman for Alex Iwobi, however, his wonder goal changed the manager’s mind who later subbed off Aubameyang for the young Nigerian winger.
Arsenal’s slow start continues
Like all the matches played so far this season, the Gunners didn’t have a bright start to yesterday’s game.
They could have been three goals down before the mid-way break had it not been for Cech’s magical performance.
Against Chelsea and Manchester City, the Gunners conceded in the first period, while they struggled against West Ham, Vorskla, Newcastle before the second half.
Emery must work on his player’s psyche and make them realize the consequences of starting a game in a less-inspiring form.