survived an Everton fightback to win 2-1 at Goodison Park and move to second in the table.

Barclay Sagna scored a rare goal from a tight angle on 36 minutes after being teed up by Andrey Arshavin.

The Gunners then went two up when Cesc Fabregas slotted home three minutes after the re-start following a one-two with Marouane Chamakh.

But Everton refused to give up and Lukasz Fabianksi produced fine saves to deny substitute Jermaine Beckford, Steven Pienaar and Louis Saha.

The Toffees finally pulled one back via Tim Cahill on 89 minutes after a Saha knock down to set up a grandstand finish but Arsenal held on for a vital victory.

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