28
Jan

Match Preview: Everton v Arsenal (Premier League)


Written by Chris Wheatley

109 Comments  

Arsenal’s bid to secure a top-four finish faces a stern test when the Gunners head to Goodison Park to take on Everton.

Arsene Wenger’s side are currently fifth in the table and are five points ahead of their opponents, but are three points adrift of fourth-placed Aston Villa – a margin that could be doubled before Arsenal take to the field.

Everton’s lack of fit strikers was expected to see them struggle to maintain their top-four challenge, but boss David Moyes has guided his side to an eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

Their last two games have seen them secure back-to-back 1-1 draws at Anfield against Liverpool, with Moyes delighted by the spirit shown among his injury-hit squad.

He commented:

“We’ve had it now for four or five weeks and we could have gone under because we didn’t have any forwards, but they haven’t half mucked in and got around it well.

“The boys at the back have given us that opportunity by keeping clean sheets and defending very well and we have to base ourselves on that until we can get some of the forwards back.”

Moyes still has Yakubu, Louis Saha and James Vaughan all sidelined, but record signing Merouane Fellaini returns after a two-match suspension.

Arsenal were held to a goalless draw by Cardiff City in the fourth round of the FA Cup at the weekend, with the Gunners’ strikers failing to find their shooting boots.

Wenger still has Mikael Silvestre, Theo Walcott and Cesc Fabregas sidelined by injuries, but Gael Clichy should return at left-back after suspension.

“We are very short at the moment and cannot rotate very much,” Wenger admitted after the weekend stalemate. “I could rest a few players today but not as many as I had wanted.”

However, things are not as bad as they may seem for the north London outfit, who are unbeaten in their last eight league games.

Earlier this season Arsenal won 3-1 against the Toffees at the Emirates Stadium, thanks to goals by Samir Nasri, Robin van Persie and Walcott.

Gooner Talk’s Predicted Starting XI

Almunia
Sagna – Djourou – Gallas – Clichy
Eboue – Denilson – Diaby – Nasri
Adebayor – van Persie

Match Prediction: Everton 1-1 Arsenal

Gooner Streams will provide live stream links of this Premier League clash on GoonerStreams.com. Post-match highlights will be avaliable at midnight on Gooner Talk for those of you who were unable to watch the game.

Leave your views and predictions of tonight’s  game – which kicks off at 20:00 BST time – in the comments section below.


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109 Comments on "Match Preview: Everton v Arsenal (Premier League)"


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Mraces
7 years 12 days ago

lets forget all the arshavin nonsence until at least 2mrw lol and get behind the boys for a good win tonight.everton have worked hard in their last two games and i can see us taking advantage of this in the last 20 mins, 0-2 :D, come on you reds!!!!!

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bergy
7 years 12 days ago

Sky Sports News understands that Zenit St Petersburg will accept a £15 million one-off payment from Arsenal for star playmaker Andrei Arshavin. Chief news reporter Bryan Swanson said the Russian club’s general manager Maxim Mitrofanov has confirmed they will accept a £15million bid for the player. It is understood that the current bid on the table from Arsenal is £12million plus £3million in add-ons but Zenit’s board met on Tuesday night and they want the £15million as a one-off payment. Previously, Zenit had been looking for £20million for Arshavin, but are ready to accept a smaller amount providing the money… Read more »

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bergy
7 years 12 days ago

think its very small chance it might stil happen

hope for 3 points tonight.very possible without eboue/song

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harrison
7 years 12 days ago

i fancy a win tonight so fingers crossed and i reckon van persie will be insperational once again lets hope and chuck chelski out the top four

Guest
7 years 12 days ago

Ha.

It didn’t take long for someone to post something Arshavin-related did it?!?! 😉

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arsenal556
7 years 12 days ago

2-0 to arsenal tonight please please please please

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Mr.T
7 years 12 days ago

I’m quite nervous about this game to tell you the truth but I’m hoping and praying we can get all 3 points.

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arsenal556
7 years 12 days ago

if ade can put away his chances then we should beat everton

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RVP
7 years 12 days ago

Thats if we make chances, the only players that look like creating something lately are Nasri, Van Persie and Denilson

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Bergy
7 years 12 days ago

We must win .cant afford not 2 get 3 points. Just a thought,why is zenit comin out with al this nonse? Now suddenly they wil accept 15m. But they have stated a fee was agreed.must be the weirdiest eva arsenal transfer

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arsenal556
7 years 12 days ago

zenit are waiting to see if another club makes a higher bid, then if this does not happen they will sell him to us

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john
7 years 12 days ago

Please Arsenal put a performance on and try and put everton to the sword. Just to shut up our critics. I get so pissed of with so called pundits dismissing arsenal . Just hope we dont play gallas and toure together

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grant
7 years 12 days ago

is there a live link to tonights game? please help if anyone knows thanks gooner grant

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AndyMcPhail
7 years 12 days ago

im nervous about every game at the moment to be honest.

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arsenal556
7 years 12 days ago

we have to beat everton tonight and west ham on the weekend if we have any chance of finishing in the top four

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Ricky
7 years 12 days ago

Any good links for the game tonight??

Guest
7 years 12 days ago

Gooner Streams will provide live stream links of this Premier League clash on GoonerStreams.com.

Post-match highlights will be avaliable at midnight on Gooner Talk for those of you who were unable to watch the game.

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abc
7 years 12 days ago

0-1 Gunners win!! c’mon u Gunners!!!!!!!!!

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neil johnson
7 years 12 days ago

chris, really what is the latest with arshavin? are we likely to bid 15mill? time is nearly up now, you have so far got it right so …..

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Afro Man
7 years 12 days ago

man i can see cahill scoring from a cross !!!!!

damn that little mofo!!

cmon you gunners !!!!

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arsenal556
7 years 12 days ago

does any one know the line ups for tonights game

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Ricky
7 years 12 days ago

line up should be at the top of the screen..

Lets hope ade gets he’s finger out tonight as he’s performance could be vital in this game.

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Jaaack
7 years 12 days ago

Andrei Arshavin has admitted that his dream move to Arsenal may not happen in the January transfer window. The Russian playmaker’s protracted transfer from Zenit St Petersburg looks to have collapsed with the two clubs failing to agree a fee.The UEFA Cup winners are expecting £20m for Arshavin, while Arsenal are believed to have offered nearer £15m. The 27-year-old said: “I am waiting for the end of this saga, but I realise that my chances of playing away from Zenit are becoming increasingly less. But I don’t want that – it is my main priority [to leave].” 2-1 to the… Read more »

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Afro Man
7 years 12 days ago

his main priority is to leave!!!

he needs to sort out these pay demands then!

FFS

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Afro Man
7 years 12 days ago

this is our team!!

almunia

sagna
gallas
djourou
clichy

nasri
denilson
song
diaby

rvp
adebayor

no eboue!! thank fuck that mofo is out

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Bone8
7 years 12 days ago

Starting lineups anyone?
Edit: Nevermind…

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arsenal556
7 years 12 days ago

the line ups for tonights game

almunia

sagna djourou gallas clichy

nasri denilson song diaby

adebayor van persie

subs: fabianski toure vela ramsey bendtner eboue gibbs

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josh gooner
7 years 12 days ago

rosicky back in 8 weeks!!! amazing news! however i think that will be the nail in the coffin for the arshavin deal unless something gets sorted tommorow. 2 1 to the gunners tonight!!

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Afro Man
7 years 12 days ago

the midfield is crazy!!!

apart from Nasri who is good.

my god we need to buy players!!!

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afc
7 years 12 days ago

How does anyone know what his salary demands are?? he earns £40000 a week after tax at the mo not £100000… Arsenal arent saying giving info out,zenit are coming out with all strange things and the worst one is his agent who is sprouting crap all the time!!! until feb 2nd at 5pm we will not know!!!

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arsenal556
7 years 12 days ago

atleast eboue isint starting

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Ricky
7 years 12 days ago

those links are not working lads..

can anyone help?

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pierre
7 years 12 days ago

any streaming link?

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neil johnson
7 years 12 days ago

why do us fans tolerate this shit from the club? run the team on pennies , buy the shirts , pay the money for membership, we are all FOOLS as a result of the board

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trfgh6566
7 years 12 days ago

We need Arshavin, this team is fucking terrible

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sarfaraz
7 years 12 days ago

i do not understand y wenger does not put nasri in da middle. v do not look like scoring at the moment

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arsenal556
7 years 12 days ago

come on arsenal o-o at half-time we should win this match

nasri and van persie to score 2-0 to arsenal

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lesta gooner
7 years 12 days ago

watching the game this evening is like watching paint dry
this team is like a 2nd divsion french team, i agree with neil , this team is poor , no creativity and i dounbt arshavin is gonna sign, we are a fucking mess man , and it brings tear to my eye as to what we have become .

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arsenal556
7 years 12 days ago

shit 1-0 to chelsea

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sarfaraz
7 years 12 days ago

bring on vela!!!!

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BillyGallas
7 years 12 days ago

Cant believe this team has gone soooooo much downhill in 1 year.

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chris
7 years 12 days ago

well 1-0 everton…we definately aint gonna be geting CL football next year..and at this rate 5th place is what were fighting for with everton now..fuck the board

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Orpington Gooner
7 years 12 days ago

I can understand putting Bendtner on but Eboue???!!! WTF

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afc
7 years 12 days ago

wheres vela?

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BillyGallas
7 years 12 days ago

i never criticise wenger but this is a disgrace.

hardly a chance. i know its a tough game but we are the arsenal.

why not start Vela.
Play Wilshere in home games.
bet u any money he will blame the Arshavin saga this time.

that WONT happen either.

Guest
7 years 12 days ago

1-1

Guest
7 years 12 days ago

full time.

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GoonerJC
7 years 12 days ago

who would’ve thought after the way we played…

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d-Da Gooner
7 years 12 days ago

I’ve had enough of this shit!!!! I’m behind the team & Wenger is great but he is a STUBBORN fucker!!!! A blind man could see we need a DM/CM & another right/left sided midfielder!!!! Inter 2 bob here we come. Fuck all this Arshavin crap, we’re gonna do exactly what we did at the end of the last transfer window & that bid desperatly for someone, get turned down & finish 5th. It’s time to face facts & I’m sick & tired of all this ‘on our day talk’ coz the only time we play even a half decent game… Read more »

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Mr.T
7 years 12 days ago

Listen…we need to sign somebody and we need to sign them tomorrow. I don’t give a fuck if it’s Arshavin or not…we need a QUALITY MIDFIELDER! After the first 5 minutes we couldn’t do NADA! And I knew exactly when Everton were going to score. Before the cross I shouted CLOSE THE MAN DOWN! We give soooo much space to the opposition it’s a joke! First half Everton pressured every ball and we hop around like little fairies in a garden! We NEED to sign somebody! It took us 93mins. to manage a shot on goal! None of the midfielders… Read more »

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