Arsenal suffered their second Premier League defeat of the season on Tuesday when they went down 2-1 away at Everton.
The Gunners took the lead at Goodison Park courtesy of Alexis Sanchez’s 12th league goal of the campaign, but the home side hit back through Seamus Coleman and Ashley Williams to seal a much-needed three points for Ronald Koeman’s men.
Despite the defeat, Arsene Wenger’s side remain second in the Premier League table, although could find themselves nine points behind league leaders Chelsea by the time they take on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
It was a frustrating evening for the Gunners, but it shouldn’t detract from a fine opening four months of the season, which has seen them win ten of their 16 league games, and indeed win their Champions League group for the first time in five years.
However, Tuesday’s loss did highlight a few deficiencies in the Arsenal side, and Wenger may already be turning his attentions to how he can bolster his squad in the January transfer window.
And, with the African Cup of Nations starting next month, he may be tempted by some of those players on show in the competition, so here are TWO AFCON stars to keep an eye on…