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Martinez: Arsenal win a huge psychological boost for Everton

Everton have a top four finish and Champions League qualification is in their sights, and are now just a point behind Arsenal.

Roberto Martinez told a post-match press conference that their victory against the Gunners was 'a really good memory for everyone at Everton'.

He added:

"Yes it was a great performance and yes they were huge points from a psychological point of view, but now we're facing Sunderland at the weekend, and, as you can imagine, if we are not perfect in that game we're not going to get three points.'


Video: Manager Roberto Martinez looks ahead to Everton's FA cup tie against Swansea

Everton manager Roberto Martinez identified leadership qualities in Garry Monk by making him his first captain at Swansea so seeing him in the opposing dug-out this weekend comes as no surprise.

Monk, in temporary charge at Swansea following the departure of Michael Laudrup, comes up against his old manager in an FA Cup fifth-round clash at Goodison Park :-

Martinez pays tribute to Everton FC's heritage

The Lock-Up in Everton Park, north Liverpool Credit: PA

Roberto Martinez visited Everton Park to shed light on Everton Football Club's illustrious heritage.

The tower, which forms the centrepiece of Everton Football Club’s crest, has been permanently turned blue, with the manager himself pressing the switch.

The 235-year-old lock-up, known locally in north Liverpool as PrinceRupert’s Tower, sits on a triangular piece of ground in Everton Park between Netherfield Road South and Everton Brow.

The launch event was also attended by the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, and the Friends of Everton Park, and is the culmination of a year-long project to light up the tower and highlight the association between the Club and the community.


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