Everton manager Roberto Martinez has come out to say his side are not scared to face Arsenal at the Emirates in this weekend’s FA Cup clash, Daily Star reports.
The Merseysiders have not beaten the Gunners away in over 18 years, but Martinez believes a perfect performance will send Arsene Wenger’s men out of the competition in a match that it might be worth placing a Bet with Betfair Promotion Code.
The Toffee’s last win over Arsenal was back in 1996, when Highbury was still their home ground.
They will have to beat the Gunners in their biggest clash of the season in their attempts to make it to the FA Cup semi-finals and end a 19-year trophy drought.
And the Everton boss is confident about the prospects of doing so.
“The worst thing in football – and probably life – is the unknown,” Martinez said.
“The fixture in December gave us all a clear indication of what’s needed if you want to be successful at the Emirates, and I think it’s reaching that level of perfection to which we aspire.
“In the past, when a team has been able to be successful at the Emirates, it’s because they’ve been very clear in what they’re doing and are perfect with it.”
The former Wigan boss is very aware of an Arsenal backlash after the Gunners lost 1-0 to Stoke that dashed their hopes of the Premier League title.
“Playing at home is a major factor for them and they’re going to try to take advantage of that and bounce back from the weekend.
“If you wanted to find a bad time to play them, now is probably the moment.
“But if you want to be successful in any competition, you need to be able to adapt and find a way in the hardest moments.