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Arsenal v Everton Premier League Preview

Posted on September 22, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, as the Gunners to make it four wins in a row in the top-flight.

Arsenal recorded a 4-2 win over Vorskla in the Europa League to make it four straight wins in all competitions after a poor start to their campaign. Last time out in the Premier League Unai Emery’s team recorded a 2-1 win at struggling Newcastle.

The home sides recent run of form has been powered by their attacking play, as Emery’s side have now scored at least two goals in all four of those four straight wins.

There are a few other major positives for Arsenal heading into this clash, specifically their home record. The Gunners have suffered just four defeats in their last 38 Premier League matches on home soil, winning six of their last seven league games at the Emirates Stadium.

The north London side also has an excellent home record against Everton, winning 17 of their last 21 meetings on home soil with the Toffees in all competitions

Everton have made a mixed start to their Premier League campaign. However, a 3-1 defeat last time out against West Ham means the Toffees have won just once in seven league outings dating back to last season.

The Toffees have failed to keep a clean sheet in seven Premier League games, as due to injuries and suspension boss Marco Silva has not been able to name the same central defensive pairing, with three different partnerships used already this season.

The Merseysiders have an awful recent away record in the English top-flight, winning just three of their last 29 outings on their travels in the top-flight. They have also never won at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League era, suffering five consecutive league defeats in north London.

Team News

Arsenal still have a number of injury absentees in Sead Kolasinac, Laurent Koscielny, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Carl Jenkinson and Konstantinos Mavropanos. Meanwhile, Lucas Torreira and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are also fitness doubts.

Everton have some major injury problems, with the likes of Michael Keane, Seamus Coleman, Andre Gomes and Phil Jagielka all ruled out through injury. Yerry Mina and James McCarthy have returned to training after injuries.

Betting News

Arsenal are big favourites to win this clash at odds of 4/9, while the draw is odds of 4/1 and the visitors are 13/2.

The Gunners will be in confident mood heading into this clash considering their recent form and also their home record against the Toffees.

Will the Gunners continue their recent winning run against Everton?

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