A crucial fixture away to Goodison Park awaits the Gunners, against a difficult Everton team who are known to bring down Premier League big guns on their home ground. The North London side, however, would be determined to grab nothing less than a much-needed win from this one.
The Gunners go into this fixture having won only twice from 7 fixtures in all competitions. Arsenal have lost 7 times in the premier league. Everton cannot boast an impressive win record in this campaign either, having also lost 7 home games already this season, and 10 games in general in the league.
The North London club have a fine record against the Toffees, who have won only once in their last 17 meetings with the Emirates club. However, Arsenal cannot take anything for granted thanks to their recent slump in form but anything less than a victory in this fixture will mean a premature end to their season.
Arsenal play first this weekend and a win will exert some pressure on the leaders, which is the only other thing the Gunners can hope for apart from winning their games.
Arsenal will be without first-choice keeper Petr Cech, midfielders Aaron Ramsey, Mathieu Flamini and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, as well as long-term absentees Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Santi Cazorla for this one. Alex Iwobi along with Adelaide are expected to start on the bench.
Tony Hibbert and Browning are out injured for the rest of the season while Tom Cleverley has recovered from his illness. Gareth Barry is suspended following his sending off against West Ham in their last league fixture while Bryan Oviedo is struggling for fitness. Everton head coach Roberto Martinez is expected to field a similar starting lineup he used in the 2-0 win over Chelsea last weekend.
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal,
Alexis, Ozil, Campbell,
Stay tuned for the Official lineup!
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