Chaotic, rudderless, incoherent: Arsene Wenger might recognise the jibes being aimed toward his opposite number on Sunday: Everton manager Ronald Koeman.
Goodison Park can be a harrowing place for a struggling manager, and Everton’s troubles got deeper on Thursday when Lyon came to Merseyside and won 2-1 in the Europa League. There is little in the way of good news coming out of the Everton club at the moment; Thursday was a night marred by crowd violence, as one fan aimed a slap at Lyon players during a touchline melee.
Wenger’s Arsenal were struggling in the same competition until Olivier Giroud scored a superb winner at Red Star Belgrade, but they escaped with a dignity in desperately short supply for the club they visit Sunday. Another humiliating defeat might well hasten the end for Koeman.