Tomorrow Arsenal make their way to Goodison Park, a place they haven’t had much success in recent years.
Our results at Everton in previous years is as follows:
2022/2023 – Lost 1-0
2021/2022 – Lost 2-1
2020/2021 – Lost 2-1
2019/2020 – Drew 0-0
2018/2019 – Lost 1-0
In fact, the last time we won was in the 2017/2018 season, when we beat them 5-2 thanks to a Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez masterclass.
That is an atrocious record given Everton are not a good team. Every time this fixture comes around, it’s the same narrative every time – Everton are a team struggling to pick up points, they then play us, make it physical and “turn things around”. We literally hand them 3 points every time to kickstart their season.
Our record in the North West on the whole is poor. Every time we go to Goodison Park, Anfield, Old Trafford or the Etihad, I am filled with dread. I have no idea if it’s the travelling, the distance or just the air, but we have a massive problem when it comes to playing in that area of the country.
So the big question is can we get a result tomorrow? Or will Everton predictably make it tough for us and grind out a narrow win against us?
Leave your thoughts in the comments section and let me know if we can finally break the Everton hoodoo this season!