Arsenal will look to maintain their title charge, with Man City hot on their heels, when they go head to head with relegation-threatened Everton at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners are now very much serious Premier League challengers, having failed to secure the coveted trophy for almost two decades.
Mikel Arteta has had to contend with the loss of Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus, out since the World Cup break, but has invested wisely in the January transfer window to bring in, among others, Brighton attacker Leandro Trossard and experienced Chelsea midfield general Jorginho.
Arsenal’s young squad have made massive strides this season, and in the final third, they have been particularly effective. Operating with a front three of Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, and Buyako Saka since Jesus’s layoff, they have managed to see off opposition, but the addition of Trossard has certainly aided matters.
At the back central defensive pairing, William Saliba and Gabriel have barely put a foot wrong, and Aaron Ramsdale has been inspired for much of the campaign.
Captain Martin Odegaard has provided guile, and Thomas Partey is very much the fulcrum that the team revolves around, while Granit Xhaka ably links midfield and attack while doing his utmost to halt opposition advances.
Ben White continues to marvel in his right-back slot, and Oleksandr Zinchencho is already a bona fide Arsenal hero, with his own terrace chant to prove it.
Arsenal tickets are now very much in demand as fans of the team look to witness their revival live and in person. The visit of Everton to North London will be one that Arteta is weary about, especially as they lost to the Toffees in their recent meeting and have shown more signs of fight under new boss Sean Dyche than they ever did during Frank Lampard’s Goodison Park reign.
Arsenal’s home form had been near flawless, going unbeaten in their first ten matches on home turf, beating the likes of Tottenham, Manchester United, and Liverpool, but they then stumbled and lost out to Man City.
During this mini-slump, Arsenal picked up one point from three games and effectively let City back in the race, and many had predicted that Arteta’s young side would start to crumble, but subsequent wins at Aston Villa and Leicester City have steadied the ship ahead of the visit of Everton.
A win over Dyche’s men would once again stretch their lead at the top to five points, and it’s a game that is sure to be full of goal-mouth action and blood and thunder challenges. Get your ticket now at SeatPick!