Before we had the proverbial big six, we had a big five, which was sans Manchester City and Chelsea, because both clubs weren’t nouveau riche yet.
The fifth team, at the big boy table with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, was…Everton. Now here they are, on the verge of potentially falling down to the Championship.
Arsenal at Everton FYIs
Kick: Saturday, Feb 4, 2023 12:30PM UK time, Goodison Park, Liverpool, UK
Transatlantic Passage: How the Premier League Redefined Soccer in America: LINK
Team News for Both Sides: go here
Form Guide: Arsenal WWDWW Everton LLLDL
Premier League Standings: Arsenal 1st, 50 points Everton 19th, 15 points
Google Result Probability: Arsenal 68% Everton 12% Draw 20%
Arsenal can further help to send them on their downward spiral come Saturday by handing them another L this season, something they have had plenty of already. Arsenal’s main mission here is to just keep bagging three points, as much as they can, to try and hold off Manchester City in the title race.
We believe that Mikel Arteta will just keep the winning hand that he’s been playing over and over this season. And that hand looks like this:
Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction at Everton
Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli.
Prediction: Arsenal 2, Everton FC 0
Just expecting form to hold serve again this season.
Paul M. Banks is the owner/manager of The Sports Bank. He’s also the author of “Transatlantic Passage: How the English Premier League Redefined Soccer in America,” and “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry.”
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