Everton vs Arsenal – Team News/Update

Everton’s only win over Arsenal in the last 18 Premier League meetings was by 3-0 at home in April 2014

Everton have no new injuries but could makes changes after a run of one win in 10 Premier League matches.

Ross Barkley, Aaron Lennon and Enner Valencia are among those in contention for recalls.

Gabriel is likely to come into the Arsenal side in the absence of Shkodran Mustafi, who faces three weeks out with a hamstring injury suffered against Stoke on Saturday.

Aaron Ramsey remains sidelined with a similar problem.

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

  • Everton’s only win over Arsenal in the last 18 Premier League meetings was by 3-0 at home in April 2014.
  • The Gunners have more wins over Everton than any other Premier League side – victory on Tuesday would be their 30th over the Toffees in the league.

Everton

  • Everton won four of their first five league games but have only earned one victory in 10 subsequent matches.
  • However, they are unbeaten in 10 league games at Goodison Park since April.
  • Ronald Koeman’s side have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 Premier League fixtures.
  • Koeman is unbeaten in all five home matches as a manager against Arsene Wenger for Ajax, PSV, AZ Alkmaar and Southampton (W3, D2).
  • Romelu Lukaku has scored nine and set up three of Everton’s last 15 goals.

Arsenal

  • The Gunners have the division’s only unbeaten away record this season and have gone 12 games without defeat on the road since March.
  • They could remain unbeaten in 15 consecutive Premier League games for the first time since a 16-match run from December 2010 to April 2011.
  • Arsenal haven’t lost on a Tuesday in the Premier League since February 2006, winning 10 and drawing seven.
  • Olivier Giroud has scored five goals in his last six games against Everton.
  • Alexis Sanchez has been involved in 26 goals in his last 26 league appearances for Arsenal – scoring 18 and providing eight assists.

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WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY

Everton manager Ronald Koeman: “We need to win now. Every week there are several meetings about this [with the players].

“It’s all about commitment of players, bringing your quality to the team and that’s why we spoke together about how we can do it together to get a better run of results.

“But finally the answer is on the pitch, not between the four walls in a meeting room.

“Of course we will not win every game but one out of 10 is underperforming for everyone.”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: “When you look at the teams around us, you can see that the margin of difference between the teams has shrunk a lot. So the way you respond in every single game is absolutely vital.

“What is for sure is at the moment every game is like a cup final for everybody. We just came out of a game where we were 1-0 down and for the sixth time in the season, we come back after having been down.

“So let’s continue to focus on that, on our resilience and on our motivation and after let’s see how far we can go.”

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