Most teams that head to the Emirates to take on Arsenal are labeled underdogs, and that was no different when Everton travelled down to North London for Sunday’s Premier League encounter.
Marco Silva’s side faced a difficult test, which was made even harder considering that their previous match ended in a shock 3-1 loss to West Ham United.
When the whistle blew for kickoff at the Emirates, the Merseyside outfit looked more than capable of taking the lead.
The team had handfuls of opportunities to get on the scoresheet, but ultimately failed to take them.
In the end, Everton were on the losing side of a 2-0 scoreline, with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netting the goals for Arsenal.
After the match while speaking to the club’s in-house channel, Silva insisted that his team deserved more than nothing.
However, the Portuguese coach did claim that his players need to be more “effective” when goalscoring chances come their way.
Some fans have now had their say – plenty feel positive about what they are seeing on the pitch but a few are taking a strong stance against the manager.
Over rated manager. Time will tell, but I give him til Christmas
— brandon (@brandon_538473) September 23, 2018
Rome wasn’t built in a day…New signings didn’t have a pre season and or not fit…Today showed me that there are reasons to he optimistic.
— Gary Hardie (@ghardie33) September 23, 2018
I don’t blame him. I blame the players. They are the ones on the pitch, but I do think he should have made the subs a lot earlier and FFS please don’t play DCL he is not premiership material, but would love him to prove me wrong
— Lola denton (@candydenton) September 23, 2018
I think this is the first game in a long time we have lost but I still have faith from. We outplayed arsenal away from home. We haven’t done that for as long as I can remember.
— Adam EFC (@AdGeo1878) September 24, 2018
Let’s face it, gaffer. Transition or not – mere 6 pts fr such 6 games simply poor ! Sort it pls !
— D Lee (@StoneMaiden7) September 23, 2018
We still haven’t beaten Arsenal away since 1996 but better than 5-1 last year. Must win next game. ⚽️
— Stephen (@Stephenah62) September 23, 2018
— Sayedfz (@_Isayyy) September 23, 2018
Wasn’t the worst performance I’ve ever seen but final third we were poor, finishing is awful. Had a few excellent opportunities but could finish none, and yes Cech did well but a couple should have been buried. 1 win in 6 is not a good start, results need vast improvement
— Paul Jones (@pauly1878) September 24, 2018
No sorry, bang average and needs to go.
— Paul Griffin 🏴 (@Paulgriffin5178) September 23, 2018