Arsenal – Everton (Premier League)
Arsenal and Everton are up for action on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium in the 26th matchday of the Premier League. Arsenal returns home after a rather disappointing defeat at the hands of Swansea City, a result that keeps Wenger’s side away from European spots, with Tottenham already 6 points ahead of them. Everton, on their turn, were able to put an end to 7 straight games without a single win, including a game for the FA Cup, in the last round of the competition.
Arsenal are in 6th place with 42 points, from 12 victories, 6 draws and 7 defeats, with 46 goals scored and 3 goals conceded. The Gunners do not get here at their best, with only one win in their last five Premier League games, and having lost two of the last three, which has reduced their chances of finishing in one of the european spots , with the nearest place already 6 points above them, occupied by Tottenham.
Only Manchester City (37) have won more points in Premier League home matches than Arsenal (29) this season, and Wenger will try to make the home factor count here in order to get back to winning ways. Wenger’s side won 2 of their last 4 Premier League home games, tying the remaining 2 to Liverpool and Chelsea, scoring 10 goals and conceding 6 in the process. In all the 12 matches played here in the competition, the Gunners never went blank on the scoreboard and only scored less than 2 goals on two occasions, and still managed to keep clean sheets on 6 occasions.
In their last 5 official matches, Arsenal has a record of