Arsenal v Everton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
February 01, 2018
Emirates Stadium - Premier League
Arsenal are in desperate need of re-igniting their season against Everton this weekend, in a fixture defined by the January transfer window.
Arsenal beat Everton 5-2 at Goodison Park earlier this season, in Ronald Koeman's final game in charge of the Blues, and they have won their last three home games against Everton.
The Toffees picked a 1-1 draw at the Emirates in 2013, but their last win away at Arsenal came back in 1996, with Andrei Kanchelskis the scorer of the winner that day.
Jack Wilshere could return to the Arsenal midfield after missing their defeat to Swansea through illness, and Danny Wellbeck faces a late fitness test on a thigh injury.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could also hand home debuts to January signings Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after they completed moves to the club last week.
Everton are boosted by the return to fitness of Seamus Coleman, but fellow full back Leighton Baines is still out injured, and he joins Ramiro Funes Mori, James McCarthy and Martin Stekelenberg on the sidelines.
Theo Walcott returns to Arsenal for the first time since he swapped the Emirates for Goodison Park in January.
Arsenal v Everton Preview and Predictions
Arsenal are in an inconsistent run at the moment, with just one win in their last five Premier League games ahead of Everton's visit. Sam Allardyce's Everton picked up their first win since mid December in midweek, as they overcame Leicester City with a 2-1 victory.
This could be an intriguing battle between two sides in need of points to get their seasons back on track, but with their new additions Arsenal look like they should have just enough to pick up a win - priced at 2/7.
Both sides have plenty of goals in their ranks, particularly with their January signings looking to hit the ground running, and an over 2.5 goals bet priced at 4/7.
Arsenal to win 2-1 at 8/1
The Gunners are in real need of a win to get their top four challenge back on the road, Wenger will also be very keen to see his January recruits get off to a good start, particularly based on the number of high profile exits.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score anytime at 5/6
Aubameyang has arrived at Arsenal as a huge new signing and he will be eager to make a good impression in front of the home supporters. The Gabon international has been excellent for Dortmund this season, scoring 20 goals in all competitions for them so far this season.