Big Match Breakdown: Arsenal v Everton
Can Arsenal close the gap on the top four?
Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from their shock defeat to Swansea City at home to Everton on Saturday evening.
Both sides brought in new faces during the recent transfer window. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan could make their first league starts for the Gunners here. And Theo Walcott is set to take on his former side wearing the blue shirt of Everton.
Ahead of the game, the Coral News Team have all the pre-match info for you…
Head to Head
Arsenal have won four of the last five meetings between the two clubs, including a 5-2 victory at Goodison Park earlier this season.
The Toffees have only won away once at Arsenal in the Premier League era, all the way back in 1995/96.
Arsene Wenger’s side are currently sixth, 11 points ahead of Everton in ninth.
If Mkhitaryan starts alongside Ozil, Arsenal will have a very fluid attack here. Everton’s central midfielders will need to make sure they’re well organised or they could spend 90 minutes chasing shadows.
Everton are likely to play on the break and they could cause real problems in wide areas. Walcott and Yannick Bolasie have the pace to trouble the Arsenal backline.
Gylfi Sigurdsson could also find some joy on the edge of the box. The Arsenal midfield, especially Granit Xhaka, have a bad habit of failing to track their runners.
Arsenal have struggled on the road this term, but they’ve only lost one league game at home in the last 12 months.
There’s little value in backing an outright Arsenal win. Both sides have struck in the last four games at the Emirates – Arsenal and Both Teams to Score is 2/1.
Aubameyang is 14/5 to open the scoring and his Arsenal account here.
After bagging a brace against Leicester City in midweek, Walcott is 4/1 to strike anytime against his former side.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing