Everton, whose colors Mikel Arteta defended as a player and of which he was even an emblem, sank this Saturday a little more the Arsenal of the Basque coach, which Carlo Ancelotti’s team won 2-1. While Everton was 2nd (5 points behind their eternal rival, Liverpool), the ordeal of the ‘gunners’ lived another chapter, since they have not won since last September 1, sowing more doubts about the future de Arteta in office, although so far the Arsenal leadership has expressed their support.
It was very difficult, as Everton and Arsenal themselves are, the challenge that the London team had before them in front of 2,000 spectators at Goodison Park on this 14th day, prior to Boxing Day. Ancelotti’s men are back in great form, like at the start of the season, when they were leaders. Arsenal, with many casualties (including that of its captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, due to injury) and in a great crisis of results, the opposite happens.