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- Arsenal have won only four of their last ten Premier League home games.
- Everton have lost just one of their last 11 league matches on the road.
- Everton beat Arsenal 2-1 when the teams last met in December.
- Arsenal have failed to win any of their last four home assignments in all competitions.
Arsenal continue to toil at the Emirates
Arsenal haven’t been enjoying many home comforts of late, and the Gunners could face another frustrating evening at the Emirates Stadium when away day specialists Everton land in the capital.
Mikel Arteta’s side needed an injury-time equalizer from youngster Eddie Nketiah to claim a late share of the spoils at home to relegation favourites Fulham last week – a result that pushed Arsenal’s winless run at the Emirates to four games in all competitions.
In the Premier League, The Gunners have misfired in four of their last six assignments, and their haul of four victories from ten there since before Christmas is a dismal return for a team with continental qualification aspirations.
Everton need a pick me up
Everton have failed to win any of their last six games, though it’s worth noting that four of those matches were contested at Goodison Park, where the Toffees have struggled to perform for much of the campaign.
Away from home, Carlo Ancelotti’s charges have enjoyed greater success however, and only Leicester and the two Manchester giants have gathered more points on the road than Everton this term.
The Merseysiders have lost just once in their last 11 league fixtures away from Goodison Park overall, and their counter-punching potency makes them a dangerous prospect for Arsenal this week.
Arsenal worth opposing
Everton haven’t won away at Arsenal since 1996, though the Toffees will feel they have a massive opportunity to reverse that poor record on Friday evening.
With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang recovering from malaria and Alexandre Lacazette sidelined with a hamstring injury, the Gunners will be shorn of their two most dependable goal-getters, and Everton could capitalise on their plight.
The Toffees are a formidable force on the road, and with Arsenal grinding through the gears at The Emirates Stadium, Everton look a superb price in the double chance market this week, while our 2-1 correct score prediction tips the Blues to end their lengthy wait for a victory in North London.
That was the score when Ancelotti masterminded a win against the Gunners in the reverse fixture in December, and Everton can complete the double over Arsenal on Friday.
Arsenal injuries and team news
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is recovering from malaria and is unlikely to feature, while Alexandre Lacazette is sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Key defenders David Luiz and Kieran Tierney are also out, while midfielder Martin Odegaard is still in the treatment room
Everton injuries and team news
Abdoulaye Doucoure and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are both out for Everton, though Carlo Ancelotti expects to have Dominic Calvert-Lewin back in the squad.
Elsewhere, Bernard, Yerry Mina, Fabian Delph and Andre Gomes are all doubtful.