Sunday’s Premier League action gets underway at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal and Everton go head-to-head in a high-stakes fixture.
Mikel Arteta’s side immediately bounced back from a 3-1 league defeat at Manchester United by overcoming Zurich 2-1 in their Europa League Group A curtain-raiser on Thursday.
The Spaniard used the occasion to hand rest to several first-team stars as part of his bid to get back to winning ways in the Premier League and retain the top spot.
Before falling apart at Old Trafford, the Gunners had enjoyed a five-game winning start to the new top-flight season and are currently one point clear of second-placed Manchester City.
In stark contrast to Arsenal’s blistering start to the season, Everton’s form woes from the 2021/22 campaign continue to trouble Frank Lampard’s side this term.
Seven matchdays into the new Premier League season, the Toffees are still waiting for their first league triumph, having drawn their last four top-flight outings after losing the opening two.
Everton will take the field as one of only two Premier League sides yet to win this season as the pressure mounts on Lampard to deliver in north London.
Saturday’s encounter at the Emirates could be a potential landmark occasion as Arsenal’s possible victory would mark their 100th competitive win over Everton.
There is plenty of reason for optimism in Arteta’s corner, with the Gunners winning seven of their previous eight home league meetings with the Toffees (L1), including a 5-1 thumping on the final day of last season.
On top of that, Arsenal have won all three Premier League home fixtures this season via an aggregate score of 8-2, netting at least two goals in each outing.
Bringing the 2021/22 season into the equation, Everton are winless in their last seven Premier League matches (D4, L3), summing up Lampard’s problems in a nutshell.
Their disastrous league form is likely to go on, considering the Toffees have only won once in their last 26 Premier League away games against Arsenal (D4, L21).
If that’s not enough for concern, Everton have won none of their last five away league contests (D3, L2), failing to score more than once on each occasion.
Arsenal vs Everton Potential Line-ups
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Aaron Ramsdale; Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Granit Xhaka, Albert Sambi Lokonga; Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli; Gabriel Jesus.
Everton (4-3-3): Jordan Pickford; Nathan Patterson, James Tarkowski, Conor Coady, Vitaly Mykolenko; Alex Iwobi, Tom Davies, Amadou Onana; Anthony Gordon, Demarai Grey, Neal Maupay.
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Arsenal vs Everton Prediction
Everton’s goalless draw against Liverpool last time out marked arguably their best performance of the season, but Arsenal are miles ahead of the Reds in terms of the current form.
Indeed, this should be a routine victory for the Gunners, as was the case when the two sides met in the pre-season United States Tour when they claimed a comfortable 2-0 win.
Arsenal 3-1 Everton
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