Neville seeks successful start
Everton captain Phil Neville is targeting a positive start to next season after Arsenal were confirmed as the visitors to Goodison Park for the opening day of the campaign.
The Toffees, who finished fifth in the Barclays Premier League, drew 1-1 at home to Arsene Wenger's side in January, being denied victory only by Robin van Persie's 90th-minute equalizer, having lost 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium in October.
Neville believes a good performance at home to the Gunners on 15 August can set them up for another successful season.
"I am like every other football fan when the fixtures come out," Neville said.
"We all want to know who we have got in the first few weeks and over Christmas and the new year.
"The opening fixture of a new season is always an exciting one anyway, but the fact that we are playing a side like Arsenal adds even more spice to the occasion," he said. "
"A full house at Goodison on day one is always something special and we will be looking to get off to a good start."