A quick piece while on the Piccadily to the game – this should be an interesting affair especially with the lineup changes made by the boss.
Here are five reasons why we can come out on top this afternoon:
1. Back line shakeup
A few of the changes we anticipated has come to fruition particularly at the back. Per Mertesacker had a shocker against AS Monaco and rightfully makes way for new boy Gabriel.
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Hopefully this can introduce some much needed solidity at the back and help us deal with Everton’s pace. Not entirely convinced Kieran Gibbs should start after leaving us heavily exposed on Wednesday night but we will see how we go.
Everton’s shocking record visiting Arsenal
The Toffees have not won any of their last 18 league visits to Arsenal (D4, L14) and today will prove a tough test for Roberto Martinez’s men. Throw in the fact they played in the Europa League on Thursday too, the Gunners will be fresher.
Everton’s shocking form
They have won just once in their last 10 league games. It has been a struggle to replicate their strong showing of last season and are actually 17 points worse off than they were after 26 games last season.
Gunners strong domestic form
Despite their absymal midweek loss to Monaco, Arsenal have been strong in England. We have won five of our last six Premier League matches and have won the last six league games at the Emirates.
Santi sparkling in the League
Santi Cazorla has been incredible over the past few months and has been involved in six goals in his last five Premier League games (three goals, three assists). More of the same please Santi.