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PHOTO: Mesut Ozil celebrates his goal against Everton



Arsenal were held to a thrilling 1-1 draw at the Emirates by Everton and were denied a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League.



After a stalemate first half, where the visitors had the better possession and created more half chances, the game opened up in the second half.

Arsenal’s neat passing and some clever movements created few good opportunities but the Blue-line defence was equally resolute, until in the 81st minute, darling-boy Mesut Ozil found the net from the close range.

Everton equalized through substitute Gerard Deulofeu four minutes later. In the dying minutes of the match, Olivier Giroud hit the bar with a wonderful volley