Mikel Arteta has issued a warning to his Arsenal players, emphasizing that they can only break their Everton winless streak if they are willing to give their all at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Arsenal hasn’t secured an away win against Everton since 2017, and Arteta recognizes that they must match the intensity of Sean Dyche’s team to end this disappointing run.
Everton, who are still seeking their first league win of the season, are eager for points, while Arsenal’s unbeaten record this season has not been entirely convincing.
Arteta expressed his excitement about the challenge and acknowledged that they have not won at Everton in the past six years, so they need to earn it this time.
He mentioned that they’ve faced similar situations before and managed to secure wins by identifying their shortcomings and correcting them.
Sean Dyche, the former Burnley manager, is known for building physically strong teams that can dominate opponents. Arteta believes Arsenal can withstand the physical test presented by Everton.
He mentioned that while they might have to engage in a battle with Everton, their tactic is to ensure their own strengths shine while neutralizing their opponent’s strengths.
Arsenal is set to make their return to the Champions League with a match against PSV Eindhoven next week, their first appearance in the competition since the 2016-17 season. Arteta emphasized the importance of staying focused and not being distracted by their return to Europe’s elite club competition.