Dec 8, 2013 at 4pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
Arsenal
1-1
Everton
Ozil (80')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Deulofeu (84')
Barry (43'), McCarthy (61'), Howard (77'), Deulofeu (89')

Mikel Arteta: 'Everton the best we have faced this season'

Mikel Arteta hails Everton by asserting that they are the "best team" that Arsenal have faced in the Premier League this season.

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has paid tribute to Everton by describing Roberto Martinez's men as the "best side we have faced in the Premier League this season".

The Toffees held the table-topping Gunners to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium, with Barcelona loanee Gerard Deulofeu cancelling out Mesut Ozil's opening goal with six minutes remaining to earn an impressive point in North London.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Arteta - who enjoyed a six-year spell with the Merseyside outfit - admitted that Martinez's charges posed them their toughest test so far.

"It was a really tough game, a really high tempo game. They dominated the first 35 minutes or so but after that we had three clear chances," he said.

"In the second half we were the better side. Everton are the best side we have faced this season in the Premier League.

"They been getting results because they are doing things right. They have a good mix of players and are hard to deal with."

Everton remain fifth in England's top flight, one point adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City, while Arsene Wenger's men sit five points clear of Liverpool at the summit.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil heads in the opening goal against Everton during their Premier League match on December 8, 2013
Read Next:
Match Analysis: Arsenal 1-1 Everton
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
Championship
La Liga
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Liga MX
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
3Chelsea24155445162950
4Liverpool23138254282647
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal24126645311442
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
8Burnley249781921-234
9Everton2477102639-1328
10Watford2475123344-1126
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
12Bournemouth2467112536-1125
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
18Southampton2349102334-1121
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand