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PL Preview: Everton vs Arsenal (team news, current form, head to head and predictions)

Arsenal travel to Merseyside on Monday night (8pm GMT) to face Everton as they look to bounce back from the defeat to Man Utd on Thursday.

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Everton will also be needing a response after suffering a 4-1 derby trashing at home to Liverpool on Wednesday. Hence, tonight’s encounter is one centred on points and redemption.

Team News:

Colombian centre-back Yery Mina is back in training after the hamstring injury sustained in October and he could feature against Arsenal if passed match fit. So is Salomon Rondon who picked up a knock in the game against Liverpool on Wednesday.

Everton number 9, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is also making progress rehabilitating from a quadricep injury but the Englishman is still out for “at least two weeks”. Tom Davies is another unavailable player as the midfielder is still sidelined with a knee injury.

There’s some good news for Everton fans though as Andre Gomes has been confirmed fit and in contention to face Arsenal while Mason Holgate makes his return from a three-match suspension.

Arsenal also have a few fitness issues as Emile Smith Rowe and Bernd Leno would need some assessment on tight groins before the Everton clash.

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Sead Kolasinac is a definite absentee for this one as the Bosnian is ruled out until January after he sustained an ankle injury on international duty last month. Granit Xhaka meanwhile is back in training and is being assessed ahead of tonight’s game.

Everton Predicted xi: Pickford; Digne, Godfrey, Keane, Coleman, Allan, Docoure; Townsend, Iwobi, Gray; Richarlison

Arsenal Predicted xi: Ramsdale; Tavares, Gabriel, White, Tomiyasu; Sambi-Lokonga, Partey; Saka, Ødegaard, Martinelli; Lacazette

Current Form:

Both sides head into this one off the back of losses in big games but Arsenal’s recent form is a lot more preferable than Everton’s.

The Tofees have gotten only one point in their last five games, meaning they’ve lost four and drawn just once while the Gunners’ have won three out of their last five with the only two defeats in this period coming against Liverpool and Manchester United.

Head to Head:

Both sides have met 58 times in the premier league and the story of is best told from one perspective as Arsenal have been more dominant with 34 victories as against Everton’s 10 with both sides sharing the spoils on 14 different occasions.

Everton have been more dominant in recent games though as they last lost a premier league game to the Gunners two seasons ago in a game that ended 3-2 at the Emirates.

The Tofees owned this fixture last season as they did the double over Mikel Arteta’s men with 2-1 and 1-0 victories.

Predictions:

Everton are far worse at this stage this season than they looked as at this stage last season. Hence, Arsenal should be winning this one even though it’s an away fixture at Godison park in front of thousands of Evertonians.

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