Arsenal vs. Everton
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Kick off: 6:30PM
Arsenal will be looking to get their top-four challenge back on track when they host Everton at the Emirates Stadium this evening.
The Gunners find themselves eight points adrift of the Champions League places with only 13 matches of the season remaining, and they face an Everton side that picked up their first win of 2018 last time out.
Arsenal have now won just three of their last 11 Premier League games since the beginning of December – with two of those coming home and away against Crystal Palace – and you have to go back to November 26 for their most recent victory over top-half opposition.
Arsenal certainly cannot afford many more slip-ups if they are to return to the Champions League next season, but they will be confident of returning to winning ways this evening having lost just one of their last 29 matches at the Emirates Stadium, stretching back to March 2017.
Arsenal were not the only team to suffer a disappointing spell in January, with Everton losing their opening three matches of the year before being held to a 1-1 draw by struggling West Bromwich Albion.
The Toffees finally returned to winning ways on Wednesday night, though, with Arsenal old boy Theo Walcott continuing his bright start to life at the club by scoring a match-winning brace against Leicester City at Goodison Park.
The win was Everton’s first in eight matches across all competitions, and also their first against a team currently above them in the table all season.
Arsenal possible XI: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Ramsey, Xhaka, Wilshere, Ozil, Lacazette, Mkhitaryan.
Everton possible XI: Pickford;,Kenny, Keane, Mangala, Martina, Gueye, Davies, Walcott, Rooney, Sigurdsson, Tosun.