Arsenal in desperate need of victory over Everton


Arsenal will be in desperate need of a victory when they host Everton for a Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, 3 February 2018, kick-off at 19h30 CAT.

Arsenal come into the clash having won just one of their last five Premier League matches, a string of results which leaves them in sixth place on the log and a full six points adrift of neighbours and arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur in fifth.

The Gunners’ latest setback was a 3-1 loss at relegation candidates Swansea City on Tuesday night – a galling defeat which has further upped the pressure on manager Arsene Wenger.

Yet there is a silver lining for long-suffering Arsenal fans, who can look forward to the debut of exciting forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabonese, who was the Bundesliga’s leading goal scorer last season, joined the Gunners for a club-record £ 56m before the close of the transfer window in midweek.

Everton, meanwhile, put an end to a six-game winless streak in the league by defeating Leicester City 2-1 at home on Wednesday night, thanks to two goals from former Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott.

In head-to-head stats, Arsenal and Everton have met in 196 matches across all competitions. The Gunners have claimed 98 wins compared to 56 for the Toffees, while 42 games have been drawn.

The teams’ most recent meeting was a Premier League clash in October 2017 which saw Arsenal claim a 5-2 win at Goodison Park thanks to goals from Naco Monreal, Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez. The Gunners have won five of the teams’ last six meetings.

Recent league form, latest results first

Arsenal L W L D D
Everton W D L L L

Head-to-head, all competitions

Matches played 196
Arsenal wins 98
Everton wins 56
Draws 42
Arsenal goals 328
Everton goals 236