Everton manager David Moyes had no excuses after watching his side produce a lame display in the 2-1 home defeat to Arsenal.
Moyes' side fell two goals behind before Tim Cahill grabbed a late consolation effort, but Everton never looked capable of salvaging anything from the match.
The Everton boss said afterwards: "I don't really feel as if we deserved an awful lot. I don't think we played all that well.
"I didn't think there was much in the game before the first goal. I didn't think Arsenal were great and I don't think we were.
"Losing a goal just before half-time was crucial to them and the one just after half-time made it really difficult.
"We tried to keep going, we'd wanted to do that from the first minute but I never felt we got into the tempo or speed of the game.
"There were things which on another day may have gone in Everton's favour but didn't.
"I thought we created one or two chances which on another day we might have scored. If we'd got the goal a bit earlier then who knows?"