Koeman has full support from Everton

Ronald Koeman says he isn't fearing for his job despite Everton having started the 2017/18 season very slowly.

The Toffees head into Sunday's Premier League clash with Arsenal at Goodison Park in 16th place with just eight points after two wins, two draws, and four losses.

Koeman spent a huge sum of money strengthening his squad in the off-season after securing a seventh-placed finish last term, to seal their spot in the Europa League.

While they have also struggled in Europe, with a 3-0 loss to Atalanta followed up with a 2-2 draw at home to Apollon, ahead of Thursday's clash with Lyon, Koeman remained confident in his position.

He said: "They [owner Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright] came to see our new building and of course they had a good lunch and yes, they spoke about football.

"There was not really a message but the feeling is that they are behind the manager and that is a nice thing, but everybody knows that in football it is all about results.

"For now I have full support from the board but we all know our results need to improve."

Koeman added that he is eyeing a return to winning ways having failed to overcome Brighton and Hove Albion last time out, drawing the game 1-1.

He said: "We need a win to put us back into contention in the European group but we also need a win to boost our confidence.

"If we had scored the last two big chances we had at Brighton then the picture is changed for this game.

"We always knew we had a tough start to the season; when we play Arsenal on Sunday it will be the fifth game from nine against teams who finished in the top five of the Premier League last season.

"A good result will hopefully give the players a lift ahead of the Arsenal game and also the slightly easier league fixtures that follow. That is what we need to do."

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