Arsenal will continue their Premier League campaign at home to top-four chasing Everton on Friday evening.
The Gunners are currently ninth in the table, three points behind eighth-placed Everton, who still have ambitions of finishing in the Champions League positions this term despite a disappointing run of form.
Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw by relegation-threatened Fulham last weekend to make it four home games without a win.
The Gunners cannot afford any more slip-ups in the league if they are to have even the slightest chance of finishing in the top six this season.
Everton have also faltered of late and are winless in their last six games across all competitions. The Toffees are currently eighth in the Premier League, four points off Tottenham in sixth, having played two games less than Spurs.
Everton made it three successive draws and six games without a win when being held 2-2 at home to Tottenham on Monday.
Arsenal vs Everton predictions:
- Arsenal are winless in their last 4 home matches (all competitions).
- Arsenal have won only four of their last ten Premier League home games.
- Arsenal have drawn their last 2 home matches (all competitions).
- Arsenal have seen BTTS in 5 of their last 7 home matches (Premier League).
- Arsenal are undefeated in their last 23 home matches against Everton since 1996 (all competitions).
- Arsenal have lost just twice in their past 12 games in all competitions.
- Everton have drawn their last 3 matches (Premier League) and gone five without a win.
- Everton are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 away matches (Premier League).
- Everton beat Arsenal 2-1 when the teams last met in December.
This will be the 200th top-flight meeting between the sides. The Gunners have won 98, the most by one team against another in the top division.
Arsenal lead Everton 102-58 in the head to head record from 202 matches, with 43 draws between the sides.
The Gunners haven’t lost at home to Everton since 1996.
Everton are looking to complete their first league double over Arsenal since the 1985-86 season.
Following their 2-2 draw with Spurs last week, Everton will become just the second team to play on consecutive Fridays in the Premier League, after Arsenal did so in April 2004.
The Gunners are currently ninth in the table, having picked up just 46 points from their 32 league games this term. They are nine points off fourth-placed Chelsea but sit just four points behind seventh-placed Tottenham Hotspur as the race for European positions continues.
Arteta’s side have won six, drawn four and lost six of their 16 home league games this term, which is a record that will hand Everton confidence, particularly as the Toffees recorded a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture at Goodison Park back in December.
Everton are currently on a run of six games without a victory in all competitions, while they have not been victorious in the Premier League since beating West Bromwich Albion at the start of March.
The Toffees, as mentioned, are currently eighth in the table, six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea but now with a game in hand over the Blues, who dropped points at home to Brighton on Tuesday evening.
Arsenal are likely to improve from their performance on the weekend and indeed the reverse fixture.
Everton, on the other hand, are likely to operate to chase Arsenal on the ball, and could thrive on the counter, but they need to be efficient in front of goal.
Both Arsenal and Everton have won two of their last five league meetings.
Both teams really need a win to keep their hopes of finishing in the top six alive. With the quality that both sides have in their squad, it’s hard to see anyone coming out on top.
We are expecting a low-scoring draw at the Emirates.
Our Prediction: Draw @ 3.55