Gary Neville believes Everton have lost their sense of fight and have allowed a "dreary" culture to set in at the football club.
Sean Dyche's side failed to lay a glove on Arsenal during the head-to-head between the sides on Sunday afternoon, which ended with the visitors taking all three points back to the capital following a fine effort from Leandro Trossard.
Defeat has left the Blues stuck in 18th place in the Premier League, with four losses to their name from five matches and facing the likely scenario of a third consecutive relegation battle.
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There was little to cheer about for the home supporters in attendance at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon, who have now watched Fulham, Wolves and Arsenal each claim 1-0 victories on their home patch since the season started, and Neville has been left in no doubt that things have turned sour at Everton as supporters struggle for reasons to remain optimistic.
"How many people were in here? 40,000? 36,000 or 37,000 of them Everton fans," began the former Manchester United defender when speaking on the Gary Neville Podcast. He continued: "This is a wonderful ground and I used to love coming here as a player; we had fantastic battles, it was an up and at 'em type of game and there was a great spirit. It just seems to be dreary. It is, let's be clear. The football is a bit dreary and they are living off scraps. What are they hanging onto? What are they coming to the game looking forward to, the Everton fans?"
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