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Arsenal vs Everton: Match Preview

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After their heroics in the Champions League, Arsenal will be looking to continue their winning run on Saturday in the Premier League as they play Everton at the Emirates stadium.

A win over Everton would see the Gunners move into first place ahead of Manchester City, who play their Manchester rivals Manchester United on Sunday. Recent performances suggest Arsenal should have a comfortable game ahead of them, however Arsenal cannot underestimate this Everton side with the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley leading the attacking line.

Roberto Martinez has stated that Arsenal have been the best side in England in 2015, so how will his side cope against the North Londoners?

After an embarrassing 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United, Roberto Martinez has demanded his team bounce back against Arsenal, which could be an even tougher test than what they faced against Manchester United. Especially with the form Arsenal are in at the moment. With Arsenal’s attack looking deadly with the pace of Walcott and Sanchez, Martinez will need his defenders to have a much better performance than they did last weekend letting in sloppy goals despite dominating possession. The Everton boss will be hoping that poor performance doesn’t effect his players going into a fixture that  historically has been dominated by the Gunners.

Arsenal on the other hand will go into this game with huge confidence. Their victory over Bayern Munich midweek will be a huge morale boost for the squad. The obvious danger man for Arsenal is Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean has been electric in recent games for the Gunners and has proved to many that his first season was no fluke. Although, there have been rumours that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is looking to rest Alexis at some point, but can Wenger take the risk of leaving his best player out?

Another player who has impressed for Arsenal this season is Mesut Ozil. In his first two seasons at the club he struggled to show everyone what he is all about, however with pace in front of him he has been able to show his sheer quality in his passing and his vision. With one goal and six assists in eight Premier League starts, the German playmaker is finally starting to show why the likes of Jose Mourinho have labelled him as “the best number ten”. Despite this, Arsenal’s most expensive signing still has a lot of work to do in order to prove his critics wrong.


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