Brendan Galloway admits his Everton side were outclassed in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester United.
The Toffees went into the match looking to extend a run of seven games unbeaten in all competitions but could not find their rhythm as they were stung by goals from Morgan Schneiderlin, Ander Herrera and Wayne Rooney.
The result was only Everton’s second defeat of the season, having also crashed at home to Manchester City in August.
Roberto Martinez’s men now have a week off to prepare for another extremely tough fixture on Saturday when they travel to Arsenal.
The Gunners find themselves in rude health and are 1.40 to win for their fourth straight game in the Premier League, while the draw is 4.50 and Everton priced as 7.50 outsiders.
The Toffees also appear to have history against them, having not beaten the Gunners in north London since January 1996.
Galloway is again expected to continue at left-back in the absence of Leighton Baines and he and his side will be looking for an improved performance following their uncharacteristically sloppy showing at the weekend.
The youngster admits the Red Devils are the toughest team they have faced so far this season but says the Toffees cannot afford to dwell ahead of their imposing trip to the capital.
“I think that United are the best we’ve faced this season,” Galloway said. “Both have been real, good tests but United on Saturday was tougher because they won most battles, which was disappointing.
“But we need to move on and forget about this one.”