By Peter Lynch

18th Sep, 2023 | 8:10pm

Further misery piled on Everton boss Sean Dyche as Arsenal overcome Goodison Park ‘fortress’

Everton were really low on confidence going into their Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday (17 September).

Not only were the Toffees struggling in the relegation zone, but the Gunners were flying high near the top of the table.

Moreover, the Merseyside outfit had lost both of their league matches at Goodison Park before the meeting with Mikel Arteta’s men.

But the hosts still had reasons to believe that an upset was possible thanks to their impressive home run against the North London club.

Before the clash, Everton hadn’t lost at home to Arsenal in the Premier League since Arsene Wenger’s last visit to the stadium, as per the official Premier League Twitter account (17 September).

But the visitors brought down the “fortress” [official PL Twitter account, 17 September] that is Goodison Park on Sunday by taking all three points home after their 1-0 victory, with Leandro Trossard scoring the only goal of the game.

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The loss has piled further misery on Toffees boss Sean Dyche, a manager who really needs to start picking up points if he is to ease the pressure on his shoulders, even at this early stage of the season.

He hasn’t had many reasons to smile in his tenure at Goodison Park, with his highlight perhaps coming on the very final day of last season when he managed to save the club from relegation to the Championship.

Whether the former Burnley man lasts at Everton until that time this season remains to be seen, with many fans undoubtedly already wanting a change in manager.

Up next for the Toffees is a very tricky trip to Thomas Frank’s Brentford next Saturday (23 September), with the Bees sitting 10th in the table.

In other Everton news, one pundit has slammed the Toffees live on talkSPORT as an “absolute mess” claim is made.