Arsenal will take revenge against Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night in the Premier League. Sean Dyche led Everton to a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture at Goodison Park on February 4 in his first game as manager, just 25 days before this return match in London.
The Gunners will try to do what they failed to do last month by winning their 100th league game against Everton. If they win this in midweek, they will become the first team in English league history to win a century of matches against a single opponent.
Based on the history of these two clubs, the Gunners will be confident of securing win number 100 in this game, having lost just one of their last 26 Premier League home games against Everton (W21 D4).
Everton, on the other hand, has won four of their last five Premier League games against Arsenal, including that one-goal victory last month. That’s the same number of victories they’d had against the north London club in their previous 28 meetings (D8 L16). The bad news for Everton is that they will have to do something they haven’t done in 37 years: defeat a top-of-the-table team away from home in a league match. The Merseyside club has not done this since a 2-1 away win at Wimbledon in September 1986.
Arsenal and Everton will face off in the Arsenal vs Everton of Premier League 2023 on 2nd March 2023 at the Emirates Stadium, North London
Know the Match Details
Competition: Arsenal vs Everton, Premier League 2023
Date: Thursday, 2nd March 2023
Kickoff: Wednesday, 01-03-2023; 07:45 PM (GMT)
Thursday, 02-03-2023; 01:15 AM (IST)
Venue: Emirates Stadium, North London
Arsenal is still without Gabriel Jesus, who is working hard at London Colney as he prepares to return from knee surgery. Their only other known absentee is midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who is expected to miss the rest of the season due to a severe knee injury.
Thomas Partey came off the bench at Leicester after returning from injury and is now pushing for a starting spot as Arteta makes changes in a busy schedule.
Arsenal Possible Starting Lineup:
Aaron Ramsdale, Takehiro Tomiyasu, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhães, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Martin Ødegaard, Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka, Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard, Gabriel Martinelli
Everton is still without winger Andros Townsend, and Dyche is concerned that striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be able to play against Arsenal due to a hamstring injury.
Scottish full-back Nathan Patterson’s return from a knee injury has also been delayed, but James Garner is nearing a return in midfield.
Everton Possible Starting Lineup:
Jordan Pickford, Seamus Coleman, Conor Coady, James Tarkowski, Vitali Mykolenko, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Idrissa Gueye, Amadou Onana, Alex Iwobi, Neal Maupay, Dwight McNeil
Arsenal vs Everton Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Arsenal has won 16 games, lost seven, and drawn seven of the 30 meetings between the two teams.
- Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka has 17 goal contributions in 24 league starts this season.
- Martin Odegaard, a Norwegian midfielder, has 14 goals in 23 league appearances for Arsenal.
- Alex Iwobi, a Nigerian midfielder for Everton, has six assists in 24 league appearances.
- Everton winger Dwight McNeil has four goals in 14 league appearances.
Statistics for Arsenal and Everton
Arsenal leads the league table by two points over second-placed Manchester City, who has played one more game. Arsenal fans are hoping for a league title, and the club’s performances thus far have been deserving. However, it remains to be seen whether the club will be able to complete the task.
Bukayo Saka, a Hale End academy graduate, has led the charge. Saka is currently one of the best players in the Premier League, and the same can be said of Martin Odegaard. The attacking performances of Odegaard and Saka have been crucial.
Everton, on the other hand, sits in 18th place in the league table, one point behind 17th-placed Leeds United. Appointing Sean Dyche as manager was a wise decision; Dyche’s ability to get the best out of available players has been well-documented, and it can be argued that he is the best manager Everton could have chosen.
They’ve won two last four league games and are gradually climbing the standings. However, every result from now on will be critical for Everton as they attempt to avoid relegation and remain in the Premier League.
- Arsenal has the opportunity to become the first team in Premier League history to win 100 games against a single opponent. The Gunners have faced the Toffemen in 203 games and have won 99 of them.
- Everton has only defeated Arsenal once in their last 26 games, and that victory came in April 2021.
- Everton has never won an away game against a team that started the game at the top of the Premier League table.
Arsenal vs Everton Prediction
This is a fantastic opportunity for Arsenal to gain some breathing room from City’s title pursuit.
Everton will almost certainly come to the Emirates and sit in, hoping to frustrate and earn a valuable point on the road that will lift them out of the bottom three, with their inexplicable failure to sign a striker in January haunting them once again versus Villa.
However, Arsenal demonstrated the patience that will be required to break down such teams in the run-up during their narrow win at Leicester, and they know what it takes to persevere and avenge their loss at Goodison Park.
It won’t be easy or pretty, but Arsenal has more than enough to win and close the gap on City to five points. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Watch out for an exciting game with Arsenal to win at the odds of 1.35.
Arsenal vs Everton Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Martin Ødegaard is the driving force behind so much of Arsenal’s creative output in 2022-23. This season, the Norwegian has an xG assisted total of 4.2 in the Premier League from open play, ranking fifth in the competition and trailing only Gabriel Martinelli (4.5) at Arsenal. He’s also created 41 chances from open play, which is fourth in the Premier League and one less than teammate Bukayo Saka (42).
His total of 95 progressive passes in open play this season is more than any other Arsenal player in the league, and only Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne (20) has attempted more through balls in open play than him (17).
Ødegaard has scored in two of his three Premier League starts against Everton, but has yet to score in this season’s rematch at Goodison Park.