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03/02/2018 | 5:30 pm

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03/02/2018 | 5:30 pm

In a sentence: After a poor result away at Swansea and some top January window signings, Arsenal are determined to prove they can still challenge for a top four spot.

Last time: Arsenal ran out winners in a thrilling 2-5 away win at Goodison Park.

This time: The Gunners are 2/7 on to come away with all three points, a draw is 4/1 and it’s 11/1 for The Toffee’s and Big Sam to come away victorious.

You might remember: The reverse fixture earlier in the season was one of the first times that Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette had played together at the same time, to much delight from the Arsenal fans.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Alexandre Lacazette arrived at Arsenal in the summer and has scored regularly

After losing in the pouring rain in Wales in midweek, it would be very Arsenal to bounce back with a resounding victory in front of their fans with new signings lighting up proceedings. If you fancy Arsenal to win 3-0 with Lacazette scoring first, that will get you 25/1. Or if you want a 4-0 win with Aubameyang scoring first, that’s priced at 40/1.

Lacazette was heavily involved in this fixture back in Merseyside, scoring one and being influential in the majority of the attacking play, so it does look like he has Everton’s number so far, but whilst many claim he will be dropped to the bench, Arsenal may prioritise his fitness over Aubameyang’s, who may take some time to acclimatise to the Premier League, perhaps suggesting he won’t start this game.

As for the Blues, they are desperate for some points but with Arsenal old boy Theo Walcott grabbing a brace against Leicester, you could get 150/1 for Theo to score first and Everton to win 2-1. Unlikely but certainly not out of the realms of possibility.

Wayne Rooney has also got previous with Arsenal during his time at Manchester United and of course during his first stint with Everton, so if you fancy him to score first you’ll get a price of 12/1, but for Rooney to score at any time, that’s at 10/3.

But when you look back on history at this fixture, Everton’s record away at The Gunners is dreadful, winning just once in 25 Premier League games, a home win seems to be a banker at this point. 19 Arsenal wins including 57 goals scored by the Londoners means you’d be foolish to bet against them this weekend.

Match Summary

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Look out for:

Nacho Monreal has been in surprisingly good goal scoring form, recently scoring the opener at Swansea and even scoring in this fixture earlier in the season, and he’s 25/1 to open the scoring and 8/1 to score at any time.

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We fancy:

A very convincing 3-1 win for Wenger’s side, priced at 10/1 which given how both sides are playing at the moment, may not be too bad of a call.

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It’s a long shot, but:

Wayne Rooney is 400/1 to score a hat trick which may seem like a bit of a dumb move to make, but does have a knack of scoring against the Gunners and in fact opened the scoring back up at Goodison Park when these two faced off.

Written by Tom Scholes

Tom Scholes is a huge sports fan with football and baseball his main passions. He follows football in England, France, Italy and the USA and when he’s not busy writing, Tom is usually making short documentaries or teaching music and history.