On Saturday evening, Arsenal host Everton in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium. The omens are good for a home victory, as the Toffees have been easy prey for the Gunners in recent seasons.
In fact, the side from north London have won 16 of their last 20 home games in all competitions, which is a fantastic record for the Gunners against any team.
The Merseysiders have caused Arsene Wenger’s problems at Goodison Park in the reverse fixture in recent campaigns. However, on home soil, Arsenal have enjoyed close to total domination.
Everton have a terrible recent away record
The visitors have a terrible recent record on their travels, winning just one of their last 20 away games in the Premier League. The Toffees only away win this season came in a 1-0 victory at Newcastle, where the hosts hit the woodwork twice.
Judging by the Toffees recent results at the Emirates Stadium, their poor record seems unlikely to improve this weekend. The visitors could cause the Gunners problems, though, especially with new signing Theo Walcott already making an impact. The winger will be keen to make an impact on his return to the club he left just a few weeks ago.
Arsenal strong at the Emirates Stadium
Arsenal have a strong home record in the Premier League in recent months. The Gunners have won 15 of their last 19 league matches at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners have also lost just one of their last 19 matches on home soil in the top-flight.
The combination of Arsenal’s good home record, the Gunners good record against Everton and the Toffees poor away record looks ominous for a much-needed home win on Saturday.
Gunners need to avoid complacency
Arsenal have a habit of drop points in the strangest games. Everton boss Sam Allardyce has stated that he believes that the Gunners are defensively weak and that his side can catch them on the counter-attack.
In Theo Walcott, they have the perfect player for a counter-attacking style of play. The north London side look like they should win this game quite comfortably.
However, Arsene Wenger’s side needs to avoid complacency heading into this clash against the inconsistent Merseysiders. With Liverpool and Tottenham playing against each other, this weekend is the perfect opportunity for the Gunners to make up ground on their rivals for a top-four position this season.
Will Arsenal continue their recent good home run against Everton?