Having gone a goal up so early on Wednesday, I for one was eagerly anticipating Arsenal to go on and really take the game to Everton.
By the end of the match, it was a different story and when Francis Coquelin’s attempt of a cross in the dying moments went out of play, BANG, went my forehead on my desk.
The Gunners are so frequently proving to engage in a love-hate relationship; one moment their brilliant and you could scream your affections towards them until the cows come home. The next, they are seemingly seeking a break up and are just letting us down gently with some shocking errors.
The manner in which we conceded during the week was just painful.
Not only did the goal come from a awful pass, but we had already just got away with a potential error moments earlier.
It’s so frustrating, and while I said the other day that a point at Goodison Park wouldn’t be the end of the world, at times it felt like it.
The result now means that we have to deal with the horrible site of witnessing Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Chelsea all sitting above us in the table.
On the positive side of things, I thought Jack Wilshere was awesome.
It was without a doubt his best game since returning from injury and he really demonstrated to the onlookers just how important he is to us.
Having him back is the equivalent to signing a £30m player. He certainly bailed us out a number of times, and kept the play ticking along for us. Let’s hope for more of the same this weekend against Swansea City.
Again, at home, you’d think that this was a certain victory. However, if there is one thing that Arsenal have taught us in recent years, it’s that they don’t do simple.
We were poor in the same fixture last season, with Michel Vorm’s horrible mistake gifting Andrey Arshavin the game’s only goal. While at the Liberty Stadium, we were on the wrong end of a 3-2 thriller.
The Swans proved that they’re no mugs after beating high-flying West Bromwich Albion (dear lord) in the week, but I’d still expect us to win the game.
Our season hasn’t really got going yet, but hopefully a win on Saturday will kickstart it for us.