Everton manager Roberto Martinez was left frustrated by the two soft goals conceded during the 2-1 defeat at Arsenal, although he did praise how his the team reacted to "get back" into the game. The Spanish boss, nevertheless, believes that the Toffees enjoyed a number of chances to rescue a point in a good second-half but Petr Cech was once again decisive to deny Gerard Deulofeu the equaliser later in the game.
Two headers from Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny put the Gunners ahead but Ross Barkley's goal just before half-time brought Everton back into the game. Romelu Lukaku had an opportunity to level the game later as he headed against the bar before Deulofeu's late chance.
Martinez lamented his side giving away the two goals, feeling his side could have eventually secured at least one point from their visit to the Emirates Stadium.
"We shot ourselves in the foot in terms of giving away such an easy two-goal lead. We put ourselves in a really difficult position but I enjoyed the reaction and the desire to get back [in the game]," Martinez said after the game.
"From that point on we had two very important moments in the second half. Petr Cech made a very important save [from Gerard Deulofeu] and there was a great header from Romelu Lukaku that hit the crossbar when it looked like it was going in.
"All in all, to look like you can rescue something from the game after giving away a two-goal lead, it showed what we have in the squad but, from the other side, there is disappointment for giving away such soft goals," he added. "I did feel at times that we found it easy to get in good positions on the pitch and maybe having a little more know-how in front of goal, we could have used [those positions] a little better."