Premier League preview: Arsenal vs Everton – Emirates Stadium – September 23, 2018 – 16:00 hrs BST
Arsenal V Everton Tips
Arsenal V Everton Correct Score Tips
Arsenal 3-1 Everton @ 11/1 with Bet365 Odds *
Arsenal 4-1 Everton 18/1 with Bet365 Odds *
Best Odds Arsenal V Everton
* Manchester United V Wolverhampton Best Odds taken from the leading online bookmakers and were correct as of 19/09/2018 – subject to change.
Arsenal will seek to keep their winning momentum going when they host Everton at the Emirates Stadium on September 23, 2018. After starting the season with defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea, the Gunners registered three consecutive Premier League wins and followed it up with a win in their Europa League opener beating Ukranian club Vorskla 4-2 last Thursday night.
£56m signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took his tally to three goals this season with a double strike in the game against Vorskla and could be a big threat to the Everton defense on Sunday.
Mesut Ozil who has been mostly off-colour this season also came good as a substitute with a goal in the same game.
Coach Unai Emery will probably adopt the 4-2-3-1 formation that has worked well for him so far.
The defense comprising of Nacho Monreal, Rob Holding, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichtsteiner still don't look very convincing despite the Gunners recent successes.
In fact, goal-keeper Peter Cech has conceded in each of the side's six outings so far and this is something the Toffees would like to cash in on come the 23rd.
Everton will miss the services of their ace striker Brazilian striker Richarlison sent off in the 2-2 draw against Bournemouth following an altercation with rival defender Adam Smith.
The Toffees are seriously handicapped at the back owing to the long absence of veterans Phil Jagielka, Seamus Coleman and new signing Yerry Mina.
The present string of defenders Jonjoe Kenny, Mason Holgate, Kurt Zouma and Lucas Digne may not be the best equipped to keep Arsenal's attackers at bay.
Forwards Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Cenk Tosun and Gylfi Sigurosson have largely been ineffective and without Richarlison, it's unlikely Everton could make any impression at the Emirates.
Coach Marco Silva will eventually have to bank on ex-Arsenal winger-cum-forward, Theo Walcott, to conjure up something.
Walcott has already found the back of the net twice from his 4 outings for the Toffees this season.
For Arsenal, Alexandre Lacazette could very well start off giving a further edge to their attack. Alex Iwobi could make way for the 27-year old ex-Lyon striker in that case. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Danny Welbeck could play behind the strikers.
New signing Lucas Torreira, who has been very impressive of late, looks doubtful for Sunday's clash having hobbled off in the 57th minute during the Vorksla clash.
Arsenal V Everton Who Will Win
The odds favour the hosts overwhelmingly what with a depleted Everton side to take on. History is also against the visiting Toffees who have won just one of their last 8 games against Arsenal and lost seven.
Arsenal's possible starting XI: Cech (goal), Bellerin, Papastathopoulos, Monreal, Mustafi, Ramsey, Ozil, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Everton' possible starting XI: Pickford (goal), Holgate, Zouma, Digne, Kenny, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Walcott, Tosun, Calvert-Lewin.