Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger felt Everton were over-physical as they battled to a point at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night - claiming midfielder Darron Gibson should have been sent off for twice pole-axing Theo Walcott in the first half.
Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere, meanwhile, clashed with Everton's Kevin Mirallas as the players walked off at the break, reacting angrily after appearing to be squirted with a water bottle.
The Gunners have little respite though as they must quickly now prepare for Saturday's trip to Fulham, where they could move five points clear of rivals Tottenham, who would have played two matches less ahead of their Sunday clash with FA Cup finalists Manchester City at White Hart Lane.
"It is important (to get a five-point gap). We always knew this week was going to be a big one for us," the Wales midfielder said.
"We are still unbeaten in a load of games and hopefully we can finish the week off strongly by getting a win against Fulham. That will put us in a strong position."