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Published: 16:18 | 22/10/17

Koeman admits future not in his hands


Everton boss Ronald Koeman admits he is unsure about his future after his side were thumped 5-2 by a rampant Arsenal.

The Dutchman cut an increasingly beleaguered figure in the dug-out as his side was torn to shreds in a one-sided encounter at Goodison Park.

Despite spending nearly £130m in the summer transfer window, the season has gone from bad to worse with just two wins in 13 matches and this result sent them into the drop zone for the first time this season.

Ominiously, major shareholder Farhad Moshiri watched the game along with chairman Bill Kenwright and neither looked impressed with what they saw on the pitch.

Asked if was concerned about his future, Koeman told Sky Sports: "I don't know. I told the players I believe in them, in their commitment. The decision is not in my hands.

"That's normal, that's football. We have played nine Premier League games against the first five of the Premier League last season. 

"We are not in a position in the table that is good for Everton, I understand, I have been in football a long time, don't tell me what can happen, I don't think it's too late.

"It is not a time to start to be crazy. I am responsible for this team, it's a big result even against a team like Arsenal, we will see what happens."

Arsenal central defender Per Mertesacker believed that although his side had faced five Premier League away games without a win for the first time in ten years, this performance showed that there is not much wrong. 

The German said: "We created chances and that is what we have never lacked. We just lacked the execution in all those away games. 

"Even when we were 1-0 down we stuck together and had a good game plan. We knew they were under pressure and we took real advantage."

Image: Getty/Gareth Copley

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