Under pressure, Mikel Arteta continues to search for his first win after a series of defeats and draws. The Gunners travel this weekend to Goodison Park to take on Everton. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff at 830 pm.
The Gunners have had their worst start to the Premier League campaign since 1974-75 after 13 games and are nine points adrift of Everton. The Toffees look keen on contending for a top-four finish.
Their 1-1 draw to Burnley spelled the trouble at the Gunners camp in their midweek fixture. The only positive that can be taken from their draw was that talisman Aubameyang got on the scoring sheet.
Discipline continues to be a significant issue at the camp, with three players receiving red cards in four weeks. Pepe received a red card against Leeds United for violent misconduct, followed by Xhaka picking one for Burnley’s same incident against Burnley. Gabriel entered the list of red cards after picking two yellow cards against Southampton.
Things are different for the home side, especially from their two successive wins against Leicester City and Chelsea in a week. The win means that the Toffees have registered three wins, one loss, and one draw in their last five games. It is an impressive bounce-back of form, especially after their dip of form.
Everton vs. Arsenal Head to Head
Both sides have 32 games against each other, with Everton taking home five wins while Arsenal with 19 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Leicester City 0-2 Everton
Everton 1-0 Chelsea
Burnley 1-1 Everton
Everton 0-1 Leeds United
Fulham 2-3 Everton
Arsenal 1-1 Southampton
Arsenal 0-1 Burnley
Dundalk 2-4 Arsenal
Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal
Arsenal 4-1 Rapid Wein
Everton Team News
James Rodriguez missed the last two matches for Toffees and looked set to remain on the sidelines for this one. Full back Lucas Digne is still away from a return, but Seamus Coleman could be back in the lineup this weekend. The absence of Allan might force Ancelotto to call the pairing of Doucore and Gomes.
Arsenal Team News
Thomas Partey looks set to remain on the sidelines till the New Year, while Gabriella Martinelli will not feature until Christmas. Granit Xhaka and Gabriel remain unavailable due to suspension. Alexandre Lacazette might return to the starting XI this weekend.
Prediction and Odds
We cannot pretend like Arsenal will have a clean house ahead of their trip against an in-form side with two wins.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 3.5