Premier League In Focus – Arsenal vs Everton Preview

When? Saturday 3rd February 17:30 (UK)

Where? Emirates Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

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Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

Last five meetings: Arsenal W4, Everton W1
Premier League meetings: Arsenal W31, Everton W13, D7
All-time meetings: Arsenal W104, Everton W60, D45


Predicted line-up: Cech; Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal; Xhaka, Wilshere; Ozil, Mkhitaryan; Lacazette, Aubameyang

Unavailable: Cazorla (Injured)

Doubtful: Welbeck (Injured), Wilshere (Illness)


Predicted line-up: Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Jagielka, Martina; Schneiderlin, Gueye; Walcott, Rooney, Sigurdsson; Tosun

Unavailable: Funes Mori (Injured), Stekelenburg (Injured), Baines (Injured), Klaassen (Out of favour), McCarthy (Injured)


Arsenal may well have spent £60m on a striker at the end of January but defeat to Swansea at the Liberty Stadium has once again highlighted their defensive deficiencies. They are much more fearsome prospect at home though and they will look to bounce back against an Everton side who will have a former Gunner among their ranks. Theo Walcott will be making a quick return to the Emirates this weekend albeit in blue and will be hoping to build on his impressive start with the Toffees. Sam Allardyce’s men were well beaten at the hands of Tottenham in their last trip to North London and may well struggle to find a different outcome this time around.

The 1997-98 season saw Arsene Wenger win his first Premier League title as Arsenal manager and the trophy was secured after a 4-0 win over Everton at Highbury. The Gunners were in emphatic mood that afternoon and a late goal from club captain Tony Adams would begin the celebrations in earnest as the North London outfit won the first half of that season’s double, with FA Cup success to follow just a week later.