After riding the Europa Super League waves and withdrawing at the last minute, Arsenal continues their Premier League journey against Everton. The match schedules for Friday at Emirates Stadium with kickoff at 10 pm.
The Gunners are currently ninth on the table, three points behind eight-placed Everton, who continue their ambitions of getting Champions League football. However, a disappointing run of form comes as a worry.
The Europa Super League elicited a lot of reaction from the football world. Arsenal got the bad end of it with fans coming into question over the ownership. Kroenke came under heavy criticism for lack of transparency.
Rumors have it that there is a rally of Arsenal fans likely to protest with banners of #KroenkeOut outside the Emirates. Moreover, in a press conference, Arteta acknowledged that it’s the fans’ right to express themselves.
Even though Josh Kroenke held an Arsenal forum with the fans, there is much mistrust towards his father’s leadership. A good positive sign is that their Europa League semi-finals clash with Villarreal is back in action after fears of pulling out.
On the other hand, Everton is on a horrid run of form after going six games across all competitions without a win. The side has not been victorious in the Premier League since defeating West Brom in March. Their top four credentials took a big hit with only three points in their last five outings.
Arsenal vs. Everton Head to Head
Both sides have 30 games against each other, with Arsenal takes home 18 wins while Everton has five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Arsenal 1-1 Fulham
Slavia Praha 0-4 Arsenal
Sheffield United 0-3 Arsenal
Arsenal 1-1 Slavia Praha
Arsenal 0-3 Liverpool
Everton 2-2 Tottenham
Brighton 0-0 Everton
Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace
Everton 0-2 Man City
Toffees 1-2 Burnley
Arsenal Team News
There is an injury crisis in the attack with both Aubameyang and Lacazette in the treatment room. It gives a chance for youngsters Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, and Balogun to start. Martin Odegaard returned to light training midweek but remained a doubt to feature.
Everton Team News
Absentees ahead of the clash include Doucore and Gbamin. Injury boosts for Carlo Ancelotti remain in Dominic Calvert Lewin from adductor problems and Andre Gomez from a thigh problem. Ben Godfrey will take up a role in central defense.
Prediction and Odds
Everton’s away form has been excellent, while Arteta focuses more on next week’s clash than this one.
Goals Over 2.5
Both Teams to Score