Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has criticised Everton after their 1-0 defeat to Arsenal.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the former striker claimed they needed to be more direct but admitted that they ‘never really looked’ like scoring.

Everton were eager to keep up their brilliant unbeaten run against the Gunners as they hosted their first Premier League clash after the international break.

The Toffees looked to be closing in on a vital point on the hour mark but were eventually broken down by a brilliant goal from Leandro Trossard.

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Having already replaced Beto with Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the home side rarely looked like much of a threat to their visitors and didn’t care to put up much of a fight after going behind.

The team were booed as they departed the pitch at full-time and Hasselbaink was left very disappointed by their dull display.

“I fear for them a little bit,” he said. “That’s why I said at half-time, let them go a little bit more direct.

“But when they passed the ball they didn’t look sure and they didn’t look accurate. They didn’t really look like they were going to score either.

“Yes, in the first half they were hard to break down, but you to win games and you need to score goals, but they never really looked like they knew how to score a goal today.”

Everton can’t score goals

Everton have now played five games of the new campaign and have scored only two goals – both of which came against the newly-promoted Sheffield United.

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While many teams would have done well to only concede one goal to Arsenal, their clear lack of goal threat at the other end of the pitch was much more of an issue.

Sean Dyche’s side ended this weekend’s game with only one shot on target and a penalty claim, and were left helpless when Arsenal went ahead, with no clue of how to find the back of the net themselves.

Everton have added a number of attackers to their ranks this summer and Dyche is going to have to act quick to work out exactly how to make them work well together before he loses his job.

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