​Premier League In Focus – Everton vs Arsenal Preview

When? Sunday 22nd October, 13:30 (UK)

Where? Goodison Park

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

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Head-to-head – last five meetings: Everton W1, Arsenal W4
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Everton W7, Arsenal W30, D13
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Everton W60, Arsenal W103, D45

This is a fixture steeped in history as these two Premier League ever-presents go head-to-head at Goodison Park. Of the previous 208 matches, Arsenal have won 49.5% of them.

When focusing on the Premier League and the half-century of previous encounters, Arsenal’s record improves further as they have won 60% of all of their top-flight meetings with Everton since 1992.

Everton have only won once since their opening day home victory over Stoke. That was also the last time in which Everton kept a Premier League clean sheet.

Wayne Rooney’s penalty against Brighton last Sunday sees the former England international return to the top of Everton’s scoring charts with three Premier League goals to his name.

Rooney has now scored against 36 of the 39 Premier League clubs that he has gone up against in his career.

Everton have found the net on just five occasions this season, with Oumar Niasse the only other player to have scored for the Toffees. After eight league matches they are scoring just 0.63 goals a game.

Arsenal suffered their first league loss since late August after defeat to Watford last weekend.

Troy Deeney’s penalty at Vicarage Road was also the first goal that they conceded in five matches (444 minutes without conceding).

Petr Cech has failed to save any of the last 18 penalties he has faced in the Premier League, last saving one for Chelsea against Fulham in February 2011.

Arsenal have found the net on 12 occasions from their first eight Premier League matches - an average of 1.5 goals per game.

Arsenal have the joint best disciplinary record this season, a record they currently share with Stoke. They have picked up just eight bookings in as many games.

Mesut Ozil has played 396 Premier League minutes this season and he has failed to make a positive contribution in the way of a goal or an assist.

Arsenal have picked up just one point away from home this season.

The late summer of 2009 saw Arsenal run riot at Goodison Park as Arsene Wenger’s men strolled to a 6-1 win in August of that year. Louis Saha’s late goal was scant consolation as the Gunners got their season of to the perfect start with six of the best.