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Arsenal v Everton Premier League preview

Posted on February 02, 2018 by David Nugent

On Saturday evening, Arsenal will look to get back to winning ways as the Gunners welcome Everton to the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League.

Arsenal heads into Saturday’s game with the Toffees in unconvincing form of late. The Gunners have won just three of their last 11 games in the Premier League, a run that has left Arsene Wenger’s ten points behind fourth-place Chelsea.

The north London side produced a poor display last time out, as they suffered a 3-1 defeat at struggling Swansea City.

There are still positives for the Gunners heading into this clash, such as their strong home form in the Premier League. The home side have won 14 of their last 17 league games at the Emirates Stadium while suffering just one home defeat 19 home games in the league.

The Gunners have also been prolific at home in the league, scoring two or more goals in 13 of their last 15 home games at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal’s recent league games have been high scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in six of their last seven games in the top-flight.

They also have an impressive record on home soil against Everton, winning 16 of the last 20 meetings in all competitions.

Everton bounced back to winning ways last time out with a 2-1 win over Leicester City at Goodison Park. The victory ended a six-game winless run in the top-flight for Sam Allardyce’s team. The Merseysiders are ninth-place in the Premier League.

The Toffees have a terrible recent away record in the Premier League, winning only one of their last 20 games on their travels. The Toffees have lost their last two away games against Bournemouth and Tottenham.

In fact, Allardyce’s side suffered a 4-0 hammering in north London in their last away game in the league at Tottenham.

Team News

Arsenal are without Santi Cazorla, while Jack Wilshire and new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are both ill. Striker Danny Welbeck looks set to miss out due to injury once again. Henrikh Mkhitaryan could make his first start for the Gunners.

Everton are still without Leighton Baines, Ramiro Funes Mori, Maarten Stekelenburg and James McCarthy. New signing Eliaquim Mangala could make his Toffees debut.

Betting News

Arsenal are hot favourites to win this clash at odds of 3/10, while the draw is 19/4 and the visitors are 11/1 to record a victory in north London.

Arsenal will be confident of recording a victory in this clash, especially with Everton’s poor form. However, the signing of Theo Walcott from Arsenal and the return of highly-rated full-back Seamus Coleman could make life a bit more difficult for the home side.

Will Arsenal beat Everton on Saturday?

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