By Saikat Mandal

3rd Feb, 2023 | 3:10pm

Everton news emerges as board unlikely to show for Premier League clash v Arsenal

Everton will take on Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday (4 February) at Goodison Park, but doubt remains whether the club board members will be present at the stadium, according to Chris Beesley.

Writing for the Liverpool Echo, Beesley reports that no decision has been made yet on whether Farhad Moshiri and Everton’s board of directors will attend Sean Dyche’s first game as manager at home to Arsenal.

None of Everton’s board members, consisting of chairman Bill Kenwright, chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale, finance director Grant Ingles and former player Graeme Sharp, were present at the previous home game against Southampton on January 14, and club insiders would be “surprised” if they return to the stadium on Saturday.


Jamie Carragher was way over the top when he wrote for The Telegraph (1 February) that Everton are the worst-run club in the country, but there’s no hiding from the fact that the Toffees are an absolute mess. 

If the board members are afraid to attend the first game under the new manager, then it doesn’t send a positive message. 

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After a disastrous transfer window, the club need everyone to stay together and ride the storm. They have to fight and earn every single point to stay in the Premier League. 

The Liverpool Echo reports that of groups Everton fans are now planning a demonstration march to Goodison Park before kick-off against the Gunners, and the fans are visibly frustrated. 

The Toffees have managed just 15 points from 20 games, their lowest-ever tally at this stage of a Premier League season. They couldn’t sign a single player in the January transfer window and lost one of the assets, which further weakens the squad.