Arsenal To Face Everton For Second Time This Season

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To remain top of the Premier League, you must maintain form and winning momentum. This will be the challenge for Everton on Sunday when they travel to face Arsenal.

This return fixture has perhaps less of the tension of the earlier meeting, with Arsenal having now secured a place in next season’s Europa League.

Europa League hopes alive for Arsenal, they host return fixture with Everton on Sunday

With Arsenal having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Mikel Arteta’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.

Also, Arsenal keep finding ways to win, having secured 12 victories in their last 20 games is astonishing this season. With 66 points, they currently sit fifth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 21 wins, 13 losses and 3 draws having won 21 matches, drawn three meetings, and lost 13 fixtures.

If odds are anything to go by, Everton cannot expect to get a good result of their trip to Arsenal. This is particularly true, given both team’s form. Arsenal have won 12 fixtures, drawn two matches, and lost four meetings at home this season.

Arsenal will have secured 69 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good Attacking Performance

Arsenal have a good scoring record this season, with 56 netted so far (53 from open play and three penalties). Their stand out attacking players have been Bukayo Saka (5), Edward Nketiah (4), and Gabriel Magalhaes (2). Arsenal have conceded 47 goals.

Injury and illness have depleted Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal and they will likely be missing four key personnel for Sunday’s match.

With the Premier League season well into its stride, Everton have managed to gain 39 points

The warning signs are there for Frank Lampard going into this game, following a loss to Brentford in their last game and a draw against Watford before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.

Also, suffering 12 losses in 19 matches is a terrible run of form for any club, Frank Lampard’s Everton will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. With a sixteenth position in the league and 11 wins, 20 losses and 6 draws, they currently have 39 points in the League having won 11 games, drawn six fixtures, and lost 20 fixtures.

Everton have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having won two meetings, drawn four matches, and lost 12 games of their 18 League matches on the road this season.

Winning this fixture will see Everton on 42 points.

Everton’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Frank Lampard, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.

Arsenal v Everton – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Arsenal and Everton have faced each other 61 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Arsenal’s favour (37 – 11). In addition, Arsenal are unbeaten in their last thirteen of the past 20 games with Everton. The last time both teams met in this competition was December 2021 and the score line ended up with a 2-1 win for The Gunners.

Performance Report

For Arsenal, Bukayo Saka scoredfive goals in 37 League fixtures so far, while Richarlison, one of their best scorers, has nettedsix goals in 36 League matches this season for Everton.

Other players of note for Arsenal are Bukayo Saka and Edward Nketiah with five goals each and for Everton are Richarlison and Mason Holgate with six goals both.