Everton v Arsenal
Sunday’s match at Goodison Park is massive for both Everton and Arsenal.
Indeed, arguably the two clubs are having to placate the angriest set of fans in the Premier League right now.
Everton are without a win in their last four matches. In fact, Everton have only won two of their last 12 matches in all competitions.
As for Arsenal, last weekend they lost 2-1 away at Watford.
Thierry Henry worries for the Gunners
French icon Thierry Henry has penned an article for the Sun on Sunday before the Everton game.
Henry spends much of his article trying to shield Granit Xhaka from criticism after last weekend’s Watford loss.
Xhaka was slammed by supporters for ‘picking his nose’ as Tom Cleverley scored an injury time winner.
This angle makes it even worse. Xhaka was picking his nose as Watford scored the winner. LOL pic.twitter.com/8jvDeS4Z4U
— فرحان (@lacomelette) October 15, 2017
For Henry, the Swiss international should be given a break as Arsenal’s defending at large against Watford was horrible:
There were five or six individual defensive errors committed before Xhaka was slow to react on the edge of the box, allowing Tom Cleverley to nip in ahead of him and slam home for Watford.
We can go through them. This isn’t to single people out or to apportion blame. But simply to point out that Arsenal’s defensive issues are a collective problem – and that hammering Xhaka is not the solution.
So will Arsenal improve in Liverpool on Sunday?
That’s up in the air, as Henry questions what’s going on behind the scenes at London Colney:
I don’t know what Arsenal work on at the training ground – I’m not there.
We’re only eight games in but Arsenal need to sort out their defending as soon as possible.
They’ve shipped seven goals on the road already and scored only one – a header at a corner!
That’s very unlike Arsenal.