Arsenal and the Everton curse: Why Mikel Arteta is cursed away to his former club

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Arsenal FC at Goodison Park on February 4, 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
(Image credit: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has an atrocious record away to Everton. Is he in fact a sleeper agent, given that he was signed from Goodison Park by Arsene Wenger?

At the start of February, the Gunners continued their hoodoo on Merseyside, dropping three points in the title race – made even more painful by the fact they could have extended their lead over Manchester City, who lost 24 hours later. 

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.