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PREVIEW (via Reuters)
New Everton boss Sean Dyche could hardly have chosen a bigger challenge than answering the ailing Merseyside club’s emergency call as he resumes his managerial career with a side seemingly spiralling towards the second tier of English football.
The 51-year-old Dyche was used to battling the odds at unfashionable Burnley, gaining a reputation as an astute tactician and motivator who squeezed every ounce of potential out of his squad during six full top-flight seasons.
It was presumably why he was chosen by Everton, hopefully as a saviour from relegation or a manager capable of leading them back up if the worst should happen and it falls out of the Premier League for the first time.
Dyche, Everton’s fifth manager in five years, begins what some call mission impossible on Saturday and it could hardly be a more challenging start with leader Arsenal at Goodison Park for a lunchtime kickoff.
With nine defeats and one win from its last 12 league games under former manager Frank Lampard and escalating discontent with the club’s ownership, only the most wildly optimistic fan will believe Everton can inflict only a second league defeat of the season on Arsenal.
To add another layer of gloom over the blue half of Merseyside, a transfer window that saw record spending in the Premier League completely passed Everton by.
While relegation rival like Bournemouth (50 million pounds ($61.65 million)), Leeds United (36 million) and Southampton (56 million) beefed up their squads with new signings, Everton spent zero despite selling young winger Anthony Gordon to Newcastle United for a reported 40 million pounds.
It means Dyche will have to make do and mend with a squad that look ill-equipped for a survival battle.
“It’s tough times at the moment but we want to bring back a good feeling,” Dyche, whose new team are second-bottom with 15 points from 20 games - above Southampton on goal difference and two points off the safety zone.
“Anyone can take the wheel of a ship in calm waters but we are not in calm waters. What I will say is we will put out a team that will fight and wear the badge with pride,” he added.
The only crumb of comfort for Everton is that it has won three of its last four Premier League games against Arsenal, albeit a very different Gunners side to this season’s model.
Arsenal, under former Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta, is favourite to win its first league title since the 2003-04 season and can open an eight-point gap over Manchester City if it wins on Saturday.
The north London club added Chelsea midfielder Jorginho and Brighton & Hove Albion winger Leandro Trossard in the January transfer window, both of whom could feature on Saturday.
When and where will Everton vs Arsenal Premier League match kick-off?
The Arsenal vs Everton Premier League match will kick-off at 6 PM, February 4, 2023 at the Goodison Park Stadium
Where can you watch the Everton vs Arsenal Premier League match?
The Everton vs Arsenal Premier League match will be live telecasted on the Star Sports Network.
Where can you live stream the match?
You can live stream the Everton vs Arsenal Premier League match on the Disney+Hotstar website and app.
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