Date: 8th April 2019 at 7:34pm
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There were many performances worthy of praise in our encouraging win over Arsenal on Sunday, and the one that especially stood out for these supporters was Bernard’s.

The £16.2million-rated summer arrival once again held down the left-wing at Goodison Park that had belonged to Richarlison for much of the campaign, but Marco Silva’s decision did not leave us lacking against the North London outfit.

Up against Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Shkodran Mustafi, our 26-year-old Brazilian was able to record 25 accurate passes as well as half of his attempted dribbles.

The only player to better Bernard’s dribbling record against the Gunners was Idrissa Gana Gueye with two, while Richarlison failed to pen a single successful effort to his name despite enjoying acres of space on the opposing flank.

Although that stat works against Richarlison, the result overall was very promising. The team worked at a superb level against another top six side, having recently beaten Chelsea, and despite our record against the Champions League-chasing outfits being as poor as it has been in recent years.

Bernard is seriously starting to come into his own, having been a fringe player for far too long. His desire, pace and skill all stood out from our win and here’s what was said on Twitter following the final whistle…