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Man of the match

Howard
6 (7.1%)
Oviedo
0 (0%)
Distin
2 (2.4%)
Jagielka
3 (3.5%)
Coleman
15 (17.6%)
Barry
3 (3.5%)
McCarthy
13 (15.3%)
Pienaar
3 (3.5%)
Barkley
36 (42.4%)
Mirallas
0 (0%)
Lukaku
0 (0%)
Osman (sub)
0 (0%)
Deulofeu (sub)
4 (4.7%)
Naismith (sub)
0 (0%)

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Author Topic: Arsenal v Everton  (Read 68587 times)

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December 05, 2013, 09:58:15 AM
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Arsenal v Everton
Emirates Stadium (Capacity - 60, 361)
Sunday 8th December 16:00
Premier League match 15



Arsenal's last 5 domestic matches 2013/2014:

Arsenal 2-0 Liverpool (Cazorla, Ramsey)
Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal
Arsenal 2-0 Southampton (Giroud x2)
Cardiff 0-3 Arsenal (Ramsey x2, Flamini)
Arsenal 2-0 Hull (Bendtner, Ozil)


Everton's last 5 domestic matches 2013/2014:

Everton 0-0 Tottenham
Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton

Everton 3-3 Liverpool (Mirallas, Lukaku x2)
Everton 4-0 Stoke (Deulofeu, Coleman, Oviedo, Lukaku)
Manchester United 0-1 Everton (Oviedo)



Arsenal

Arsenal secured a routine 2-0 win over Hull City on Wednesday night as a couple of first team players were rested to the bench such as Gibbs, Arteta and Giroud. This is Arsenal's 5th clean sheet in their last 6 matches as the Gunners show no signs of slowing down their title charge despite defeat at Old Trafford a few weeks ago.


There are still a few pundits and footballing fan's who doubt that Arsenal are serious title contenders in spite of their strong start to the season. Going into this top 7 clash, Arsenal have only played Tottenham at home, Liverpool at home and Manchester United at Old Trafford from last year's top 7 in their opening 14 games so perhaps the talk of a title challenge is premature. Having said that, you can only beat what's in front of you and 6 points is a solid return from those fixtures.


Substituting Wigan, Reading and QPR with Cardiff, Crystal Palace and Hull, the above table shows how these teams have gotten on against some of the 'lesser'teams in the league. Aston Villa on the opening day of the season remains Arsenal's only dropped points against last season's bottom half teams. Maintain that sort of standard and Arsenal could gain 50 points just from teams in the bottom half this season.

Possible Line ups


Everton

Everton are looking break back to back unwanted records as they head to the Emirates on Sunday. Bryan Oviedo's dramatic late winner ended Everton's 21 year drought at Old Trafford and travels to the red side of North London haven't been prosperous in the Premier League era either as it's 17 years since Everton beat Arsenal away in the Premier League. Confidence will be high with just one defeat in the league this year which is the lowest of any side.


Everton have accumulated the most clean sheets this season having only conceded in 6 of their 14 Premier League games, however only half of these have been wins. Despite the positive style of play from both sides, there's plenty of signs to point towards a game of few goals given both team's defensive abilities this season.


Stats and Injuries



Arsenal will be without long term injuries Abou Diaby and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain whilst Podolski is also unlikely to be fit in time. Everton will likely be without Leighton Baines along with long term injuries Darron Gibson and Arouna Kone






This will be the 200th meeting between the two sides.
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December 05, 2013, 07:31:52 PM
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Why isnt Pienaar in the OP team? Been one of our best players recently, first name on the sheet for me.
Was thinking rotation, might be a big ask to start 3 games in a week. If Deulofeu starts then himself, Mirallas, Barkley and Pienaar will have started 2 games each this week.
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December 05, 2013, 08:05:39 PM
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3 games in 8 days is a big ask if you ask me. He looked pretty tired to me in the second half last night as well.


By the way how narrow does their team look with Wilshere and Cazorla on the wings? We really need our full backs involved as much as possible.
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December 05, 2013, 10:23:22 PM
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Everton 0-0 West Brom
Cardiff 0-0 Everton
Everton 1-0 Chelsea

Aston Villa 0-2 Everton
Everton 0-0 Tottenham
Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton

Everton 4-0 Stoke
Manchester United 0-1 Everton



Our Clean sheets come in 3s...
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December 06, 2013, 12:50:30 AM
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I haven't left him out because he isn't good enough. Left him out in case of fatigue.

He's by far our most intelligent player and the only attacking player who can control the tempo of a game from that position. He's also probably the most fouled player in the league.
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December 06, 2013, 02:52:20 AM
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Can't believe you left him out.

That's it, I'm changing my poster of the year nomination!
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December 06, 2013, 05:07:15 PM
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We haven't conceded from open play since 19th October against Hull.

Aston Villa 0-2 Everton
Palace 0-0 Everton
Everton 0-0 Tottenham
Everton 3-3 Liverpool
Everton 4-0 Stoke
Man Utd 0-1 Everton


Not bad.
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December 07, 2013, 05:38:27 AM
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Kopite behaviour.

YNFA?
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December 07, 2013, 05:50:58 AM
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Don't think he was expected to play anyway  Check the OP line up. My line up predictions are infallible.
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December 07, 2013, 05:55:03 AM
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My sources say "You'll never fart alone"

I should note that although my line ups are perfect, premier league managers aren't and sometimes get them wrong.
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December 07, 2013, 07:02:30 AM
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December 08, 2013, 08:35:14 PM
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No beard, no win.
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December 08, 2013, 09:03:33 PM
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It's the same team as Wednesday.
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December 09, 2013, 12:26:45 AM
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Only negative point for me today was Lukaku.
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December 09, 2013, 12:30:51 AM
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It was nice to have 2 pundits in the studio who were in our corner for once. Even though Merson was ex Arsenal.
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