Seamus Coleman is hoping Everton can spring a surprise when they head to the Emirates Stadium to play Arsenal on Saturday.

Everton traditionally do well against the teams vying for UEFA Champions League places but this term they have lost all five of the Barclays Premier League games they have played against teams in the top seven.

Coleman is confident that The Toffees can come out on top in North London though.

"We are going to try and win the game like we always do. Sure it would be good to come out with at least a point but we always feel we can beat the big teams when we come up against them.

"It will be tough but we are going there to try and win," the Irishman said.

In order to do that Everton will have to stop the league's most potent striker in Robin van Persie and Coleman admires him a lot.

"He is fantastic, his finishing is brilliant and he always looks like he is going to score."

There is also likely to be a familiar figure in the Gunners' line-up for all Evertonians as Mikel Arteta plays against his former team for the first time, but Coleman insists he won't go easy on his old pal.

"Mikel was at the club for so long and is loved by everyone here so I'm sure it will be a bit weird and it will be a big day but we will we be looking to get one over on him."

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