Report card: Arsenal burn brightly but fade away to familiar darkness

The lowdown

“Plus ça change…” as Arsène Wenger probably isn’t fond of saying. The Gunners once again pulled fourth place out of the fire just as things were starting to look hairy, fending off an Everton challenge that dipped puzzlingly after the Toffees’ 3-0 win against Wenger’s team at Goodison Park. But this season could have been so much more than the usual mixed bag.

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