Ben Foster has shared his prediction ahead of Everton’s meeting with Arsenal this weekend.
Speaking on Mark Goldbridge’s YouTube channel, the former goalkeeper claimed the Toffees could make things ‘awkward’ for their opponents on Sunday afternoon.
Everton will host the Gunners in their first match after their international break and are still hunting for their first win of the campaign.
Sean Dyche’s side picked up their first point as they drew 2-2 against Sheffield United last time out, while they suffered three defeats in their opening three matches.
Meanwhile, Arsenal currently sit fifth in the Premier League table after picking up 10 points from a possible 12. A huge 3-1 win over Manchester United last week will give the London club plenty of confidence as they travel to Merseyside.
However, Everton will be hoping to replicate their brilliant victory over Arsenal last season. Sean Dyche’s first match at Goodison Park saw James Tarkowski’s goal gift the Toffees all three points, ending the Gunners’ 13-match unbeaten run in the top flight.
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While Ben Foster expects Everton to make things difficult this weekend, he still fully expects the visitors to leave with the win.
Speaking on Mark Goldbridge That’s Football, Foster said: “It’s an Arsenal win. Everton could make it awkward for them and they will do.
“I’m talking a 1-0 Arsenal win or something, but it’ll be an awkward game for them. I don’t think Everton are that bad of a team, I just think confidence and morale are so low and that’s the way it goes down sometimes. When the chips are down, everything seems to go against you, everyone’s heads are down and it’s just hard to get points.
“The last game they want to be playing on Sunday afternoon is against Arsenal.”
Can Everton take any points away from Arsenal?
Everton will have to put on an exceptional display to take anything away from this weekend’s match, while their only hope is Bukayo Saka’s potential absence.
The winger was left out of England’s starting line-up against Scotland midweek due to an Achilles problem and remains a concern for Mikel Arteta.
Saka is definitely the Gunners’ most important player and, with Jurrien Timber and Thomas Partey also out, could hand the Toffees a minor boost in their search for some points.