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Arsenal fancied to continue dominance over Everton

February 2, 2018 by  
Filed under International, Premier League

Arsenal host Everton on Saturday aiming to put Tuesday’s embarrassment at Swansea City firmly behind them.

The Gunners’ 3-1 defeat left them sixth in the Premier League, eight points behind the top four. They are in serious danger of missing out on the Champions League once again.

Arsenal are priced at 3/10 to win the game, with Everton on offer at 9/1. The draw is available at 17/4, but check out these bet offers before wagering on the game.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could make his Arsenal debut this weekend after completing a club-record GBP 60 million move on Deadline Day.

The striker was brought in from Borussia Dortmund as Olivier Giroud left for Chelsea, but he may have to only be fit enough for a place on the bench after picking up a virus.

Fellow January arrival Henrikh Mkhitaryan is likely to be handed his first start behind Alexandre Lacazette, but Arsenal will be without Jack Wilshere due to illness.

Danny Welbeck could return following a hip injury, while Santi Cazorla remains on the sidelines.

Theo Walcott seems certain to start for Everton against his former club after scoring twice in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Leicester City.

Eliaquim Mangala may make his debut after joining on loan from Manchester City, but the Toffees are missing James McCarthy and Maarten Stekelenburg, while Wayne Rooney and Leighton Baines are also doubtful.

Arsenal have won just once in their last five league outings. But their recent record against Everton will give them plenty of confidence for this weekend’s game.

The Gunners have been beaten twice in their last 22 meetings with the Merseyside club in all competitions and haven’t lost a home game to them since 1996.

Last season’s corresponding fixture ended 3-1 to Arsenal and they can be backed at 10/1 to match that scoreline this weekend.

Hector Bellerin scored the opening goal that day and he is priced at 10/1 to get on the scoresheet again.

Everton’s victory over Leicester was their first in seven games and Walcott’s performance against the Foxes was certainly impressive.

The forward is on offer at 4/1 to score at the Emirates Stadium and that could be worth an interest.

Everton haven’t kept a clean sheet for five games and manager Sam Allardyce will be desperate to put an end to that run.

Mangala’s addition to the squad strengthened Everton’s defensive options. So the 28/1 on offer for a 1-0 away win will tempt punters who think the visitors can spring a surprise.

Arsenal are strongly fancied to continue their recent dominance over Everton and backing a home win and both teams to score at odds of 15/8 could pay dividends.

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