Everton player simply does not appear to be at ease with the ball right now.

Everton midfielder Amadou Onana had a forgettable outing against Arsenal at Goodison Park yesterday.

Trevor Steven, who was covering the game for TalkSPORT, was commentating on Mikel Arteta’s side’s 1-0 defeat.

This season, Everton fans have grown accustomed to the 1-0 scoreline at Goodison Park.

Following a solid effort against Fulham, they were dealt a sucker punch by Bobby De Cordova-Reid, before Sasa Kalajdzic did the same for Wolves.

Arsenal then inflicted their third consecutive home defeat thanks to a fantastic Leandro Trossard goal.

The visitors dominated possession but failed to produce many clear-cut chances.

Everton, on the other hand, failed to put pressure on Arsenal’s defense, despite the fact that new addition David Raya made his debut.

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Everton surrendered control of the game in midfield, with Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gueye unable to contend with Arsenal’s center players.

Declan Rice performed an excellent job of defending his back four, while no one could come close to Martin Odegaard.

Everton’s £33 million midfielder appeared sluggish and threw the ball away much too frequently.

He has tremendous potential and was named captain of Belgium during the international break.

However, Goodison Park fans haven’t seen the best of their number eight in a long time.

Everton’s Onana struggles against Arsenal.
Kevin Hatchard, a commentator, said of the 22-year-old: “He’s been a big hit since arriving from Lille.”

Trevor “Has he been a big hit, though I do question that?” replied Steven.

“He got off to a great start, didn’t he? But I don’t think he’s touched the levels of play that he did in his first five or six games for Everton.

“The numbers will tell you that only [James] Tarkowski won more challenges, so I think he’s done a lot of work in that regard,” Hatchard responded.

“But I think the kind of lung-busting runs we saw in the first few games have become less and less of a factor.”

“However, I believe he has caught the eye with his work away from the ball.”

“You’re right,” Steven concluded, “it’s with the ball that he’s really struggled.”

The 22-year-old is said to be worth as much as Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk right now, but he isn’t performing like it.

Onana was linked with a move to yesterday’s opponents Arsenal, but he ultimately stayed at Everton.

With the way he played yesterday and throughout much of the season, it’s difficult to imagine him playing many minutes had he made the trade.

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