LIVERPOOL, England -- A trio of thoughts from Everton and Arsenal's 2-2 draw.
1. Arsenal's away fortunes change
At first the scenario was eerily familiar. Arsenal traipsed off at half-time facing the steepest of uphill tasks to take a point, let alone three, at the home of one of their peers. A side who started slowly at the Etihad Stadium, Anfield, the Emirates Stadium and Goodison Park last season were two goals adrift at the break. Plus ca change, as Arsene Wenger might say.
What followed was...
Everton threw away two valuable points at Goodison Park as Olivier Giroud scored a last-minute header to hand Arsenal a dramatic 2-2 draw on Merseyside.
- Jolly: Arsenal's away fortunes change
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