ARSENAL VS EVERTON : MATCH PREVIEW, STATS, PREDICTION

Arsenal vs everton preview
Arsenal vs everton

Arsenal vs Everton Team News

The Gunners are coming off a shock loss at Swansea City, and they will hope Aubameyang’s likely debut goes better than that of Henrikh Mkhitaryan in south Wales.

Arsenal have an excellent home record, with Manchester United the only side to win a league game at the Emirates in the last 12 months.

Jack Wilshere has also been ill and could be sidelined.

Danny Welbeck (hip) and Santi Cazorla (Achilles) remain absent for the Gunners

The Toffees, meanwhile, have consistently underperformed away from Goodison Park and have recorded just one league win on the road in the last year.

Everton’s new on-loan defender Eliaquim Mangala could be involved after joining from Manchester City.

Allardyce remain without long term absentees James McCarthy, Leighton Baines, Maarten Stekelenberg and Ramiro Funes Moni.

Arsenal vs Everton : STATS

This match is Sam Allardyce’s 500th in the Premier League, making him just the fifth manager to achieve this. 

Sam Allardyce has collected just three points from a possible 39 in away Premier League games at Arsenal (P13 W0 D3 L10), losing each of the last eight in a row, all at the Emirates.

Of the previous four, only Arsene Wenger won his 500th match in charge (Harry Redknapp drew, Alex Ferguson and David Moyes lost).

Arsenal new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a hand in 172 goals in 213 matches in all competitions for Dortmund (141 goals, 31 assists), averaging a goal or assist every 96 minutes.

Mesut Ozil has had a hand in seven goals in eight Premier League appearances against the Toffees (two goals, five assists) and has scored or assisted in each meeting at the Emirates (one goal, four assists).

The gunners are unbeaten in 23 home matches against Everton in all competitions (W19 D4) since a 2-1 Premier League defeat in January 1996 under BruceRioch.

Everton have played more Premier League matches at the Emirates without winning (11 – W0 D4 L7) than any other club.

Arsenal have never lost a Premier League game at the Emirates in the month of February (P21 W17 D4 L0), with their last home defeat coming against West Ham at Highbury in February 2006.

The gunners have made the most errors leading to goals in Europe’s big five leagues this season (11).

Date: Saturday, February 3

Time: 6:30 p.m. CAT

Venue: Emirates Stadium, London

Gee’s prediction Arsenal 2 : 1 Everton

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