Everton's last 5 domestic results:Arsenal 4-1 Everton
Everton v Arsenal
Sunday 6th March 13:30
Premier League Match 32
- FA Cup (Lukaku)Everton 2-1 Cardiff
(Deulofeu, Coleman)Everton 3-2 Swansea
(Baines Pen, Lukaku, Barkley)Newcastle 0-3 Everton
(Barkley, Lukaku, Osman)Fulham 1-3 Everton
(O.G, Mirallas, Naismith) Arsenal's last 5 domestic results:Arsenal 4-1 Everton
- FA Cup (Ozil, Arteta Pen, Giroud x2)Tottenham 0-1 Arsenal
(Rosicky)Chelsea 6-0 ArsenalArsenal 2-2 Swansea
(Podolski, Giroud)Arsenal 1-1 Manchester City
Everton made it five wins in a row in the league with a 3-1 win at Fulham which is their best run since November 2002 when Everton won six in a row, a run that started off with a 2-1 win over Arsenal in the match which well and truly put Wayne Rooney on the radar. Going into this home tie, Everton have won six league matches in a row at Goodison Park and eight including FA Cup ties. Everton haven't won seven league matches in a row at home since March 2010. Everton have scored three goals in each of their last three matches.
Surprisingly, Everton have only played three matches at home against the rest of the top 7 going into this tie, and Liverpool are the only other team yet to face all six at home. Everton are unbeaten in the three matches with draws against Tottenham and Liverpool along with a 1-0 win against Chelsea. Incredibly, Everton have already managed more points at home to these sides than Manchester United and are equal with Tottenham. both of whom have played all six at home.
Arsenal picked up a vital point against Manchester City at the weekend which means even if they lose this match, they'll remain 4th albeit having played a match more than Everton. However the draw at home to Swansea before Manchester City means Arsenal have picked up two points from their last three matches. Arsenal have won three of their last ten league games despite a run of six wins in a row before that. Arsenal have taken seven points from their six away games in 2014.
This is Arsenal's final away game of the season to a team in the top 7. They haven't faired too well in previous matches and have the second worst goal difference, mainly down to losing 6-0 at Chelsea. They're only win came against local rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Arsenal conceded six against Chelsea and Manchester City, five against Liverpool and once against Manchester United in their defeats.
Stats and InjuriesEverton
: Long Term injuries Arouna Kone
, Darron Gibson
and Bryan Oviedo
along with loanee Lacina Traore
will all miss out this game whilst Phil Jagielka
could return, though Steven Pienaar
isn't expected to return for another week and Ross Barkley
picked up a knock in the last match.Arsenal
: Arsenal have a couple of long term injuries still missing through Abou Diaby
and Theo Walcott
whilst Ryo Miyaichi
and Mesut Ozil
will both miss out with hamstring injures. Aaron Ramsey
will still be a week from fitness, though Nacho Monreal
could return. Jack Wilshere
and Laurent Koscielny
are both unlikely to feature.