The Spaniard had Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang generally to thank for the result after the striker scored twice, which includes the winner – taking his personal goals tally to 19 for the season and an astonishing 60 in 95 games for the Gunners.
The see-saw game could not have got off to a worse start for Arteta’s side, though, as their shambolic defending allowed Dominic Calvert-Lewin to overhead kick Everton into the lead following a Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick after just forty nine seconds.
But the Gunners slowly wrestled control of the game away from the visitors, with Eddie Nketiah side-footing a volley home to draw them level from early substitute Bukayo Saka’s notable left-wing cross, before Aubameyang slotted them into the lead.
Their development was once again checked when Richarlison capitalised on yet extra defensive frailty to poke Everton level just earlier than half-time, but Aubameyang headed the home side back in advance 26 seconds after the break.
Everton had chances to get at least a point, but Calvert-Lewin saw a move agonisingly elude his slide earlier than firing straight at Leno from close range.
The win means Arsenal remain unbeaten in 2020 and gives them back-to-back league victories for the first time seeing that the opening two matches of the campaign.
Should Manchester City’s Champions League ban be upheld, eighth place in the Premier League should be enough to qualify for the Europa League, and the top 5 ought to be appropriate ample for Europe’s premier club competition.
The Gunners are now simply two points off Burnley in eighth and four points at the back of fifth-placed Manchester United.
Everton, who have European aspirations of their very own following a run of 5 games unbeaten prior to this, are eleventh however nonetheless in the mix, a point worse off than the Gunners.