Arsenal look to continue their Premier League title challenge as Mikel Arteta’s Gunners host Everton at the Emirates Stadium.
Victory would see Arsenal open a five-point lead over second-placed Manchester City, whilst Everton can climb out of the relegation zone with a win.
Arsenal have no fresh injury concerns to report after their narrow win at Leicester, with Jakub Kiwior, Thomas Partey and Emile Smith Rowe amongst players chasing a start after being named on the bench last weekend.
Mohammed Elneny and Gabriel Jesus both remain absent with knee injuries.
Everton have no fresh injury concerns to report following their loss to Aston Villa at the weekend.
Nathan Patterson (medial ligament), James Garner (back), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (hamstring) and Andros Townsend (knee) remain absent.
When is Kick-Off?
Arsenal host Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday 1 March at 7:45pm GMT, after the fixture was postponed in early September 2022, as mark of respect after death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Neither Sky Sports or BT Sport have selected this match for live broadcast in UK, although Sky will air highlights at 10:30pm GMT.
- Arsenal have lost four of their last five meetings against Everton (W1, L4).
- Everton have won one of their last eight visits to the Emirates Stadium (W1, L7).
- Arsenal have kept just one clean sheet in their last seven home matches against Everton, which came in a 2-0 win in September 2018.
- Mikel Arteta’s Gunners have won just one of four matches at home in 2023 (W1, D2, L1).
- Everton have lost each of their two league matches away from home in 2023 by 2-0 result at West Ham and Liverpool respectively.
Although a narrow win at Leicester will feel like a relief, the 1-0 result doesn’t tell the full story of how dominant they were with excellent game management, aided by a clinical finish after successfully mixing their tactics up in the second half.
Everton meanwhile continue to show positive attacking intensity but were wasteful of their chances with indecisive end product, whilst some sloppy second-half defending proved costily despite Jordan Pickford’s excellent saves.
I though can’t see Everton winning this game but if they can sort out their finishing and defend better, they could snatch a draw otherwise this will be a comfortable home win if Arsenal can show more quality up front.
Prediction: Arsenal 2-0 Everton
Result: Arsenal 4-0 Everton