Everton manager Roberto Martinez has slated his team after they were second best and beaten 2-0 by Arsenal on Saturday.
The Toffees were expected to be a tough opponent for the title-chasing Gunners, but goals from Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi were enough to see the visitors return to North London with a welcome three points.
Everton have a side loaded with young stars, but the majority of the home side put in forgettable performances in the defeat.
Arsenal had travelled to the Camp Nou in midweek and were eliminated from the Champions League by Barcelona, with fears that the Emirates Stadium side would be fatigued after playing a couple of games in quick succession.
Martinez was quick to admit that his team had not played well and stated that it looked like his side had played the extra game.
“There is no excuse to perform in the manner that we did. Arsenal were better than us in every single performance,” The Mirror quote him as saying.
“Arsenal had good focus and intent and we didn’t turn up. We haven’t performed that badly this season.
“We looked like the team that had had the extra game. It’s very disappointing.
“We were very very slow in our build up and were reactive, we didn’t anticipate any play. It was a fearful performance.”
Everton’s home form this season has not been strong and as such question marks will surely be asked by the club’s owners.