Everton were unbeaten for this season and level on points with Arsenal before their shock home defeat to West Ham last week, but does that mean we should be wary of them bouncing back at the Emirates tomorrow? Unai Emery obviously thinks so. He said: “They have a very big history and a good coach with good players too. Their start has been good with lots of good moments in their games, and other moments like in their last match against West Ham.
“They didn’t win that important match [against West Ham] but maybe this is why they can be more dangerous to us because they come here and need to show their supporters that they are better than the last match. They lost against West Ham and they want to show us, to show their supporters, that they can win here. We need to think about our performance and work hard with respect to Everton, knowing that they have good players and good tactics. We need to impose ourselves on the game.”
And we will impose ourselves, of that I have no doubt. Marco Silva may be a good manager, but if he couldn’t beat the Hammers at home he is hardly going to be a threat to Arsenal at the Emirates. The Gunners scored ten goals in our two games against them last season and they have a huge inferiority complex when it comes to us. This feeling is probably not helped by having not won at Arsenal for over 20 years!
But good old Theo Walcott reckons that this Everton team can finish above us, which is probably just sour grapes because he wasn’t good enough to make it here. He said: ‘I genuinely believe, the football we are playing, the way the manager can take us is above Arsenal and more. That’s the reason I joined the club, with the young talent coming through and the signings. I feel like we’re nearly there, I really do.’
Really Theo??? Get a grip mate.