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On Sunday afternoon, Everton will play Arsenal in desperate need of a result after a poor start to the new Premier League season. The Toffees have just one point from their first five games and pressure is already building on manager, Sean Dyche.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are yet to play particularly well this season but have still amassed an impressive ten points from four games and will fancy their chances of adding another three here. The match will take place at Goodison Park and kick-off at 16:30 UK time.
Everton vs Arsenal H2H: The story so far
Everton and Arsenal are two of the most prestigious clubs in English football and have an incredibly long history of matches against one and other. In total, they have played against each other an incredible 221 times in the past with both teams enjoying memorable moments in the fixture.
- Everton wins: 65
- Draws: 46
- Arsenal wins: 110
Although Arsenal have enjoyed more victories over Everton than vice versa, the recent record between the two clubs shows a more topsy-tervy pattern. In fact, the Toffees have come out on top in four of the last six meetings between the two clubs which will give Sean Dyche plenty of optimism going into today’s clash.
History in the making
If Everton come out on top today then they will equal their longest-ever home winning streak against Arsenal. From 1910-1913, the Toffees enjoyed four consecutive victories over the Gunners and a win here would match that feat.
The starting XI last time Arsenal won at Everton.
Wilshere and Coquelin came off the bench. pic.twitter.com/n0pqOCbgiO
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) September 17, 2023
Everton vs Arsenal: Last five H2H matches
England Premier League 01/03/23
England Premier League 04/02/23
England Premier League 11/09/22
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England Premier League 22/05/22
Arsenal 4-0 Everton
Back in March 2023, Arsenal were still very much in the box seat in the Premier League title race and were ruthless when Everton came to the Emirates. A double from Martinelli and a further two from Saka and Odegaard got the job done for the Gunners which left Everton closer to the drop zone.
Everton 1-0 Arsenal
In February 2023, Sean Dyche was appointed as Everton’s new manager and his first game in charge was against league leaders, Arsenal. The home support created a phenomenal atmosphere inside Goodison Park and Everton managed to get the win via a James Tarkowski header midway through the second half. The Sean Dyche era had begun in the best possible fashion.
Arsenal 5-1 Everton
On the final day of the 21/22 season, Arsenal played Everton with neither side playing for anything. Many of the away players were seemingly already on the beach after escaping relegation and Arsenal ran riot at the Emirates. Arsenal had five different goalscorers on the day while Donny van de Beek managed to net a consolation for Everton.
Everton 2-1 Arsenal
Back in December 2021, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal faced Rafa Benitez’s Everton. There was huge pressure on both managers at the time but it was Everton who came out on top courtesy of a last-gasp strike from Demarai Gray. It was Arsenal’s 8th defeat of the season and many believed it was one that would get Arteta the sack.
Arsenal 0-1 Everton
The last time Everton recorded an away win against Arsenal was in April 2021. Back then, Carlo Ancelotti was in charge and the Toffees were fighting for a Champions League place – what a difference two years can make. On the night, Bernd Leno gifted Everton the win with a howler of an own goal which effectively ended Arsenal’s season.
Introducing Wayne Rooney
Back in October 2022, title-chasing Arsenal visited Goodison Park to take on Everton. The game was tied at 1-1 deep into the second half when David Moyes introduced a 16-year-old, Wayne Rooney on onto the pitch. Rooney announced himself in the best possible way with a stunning strike late on to earn his side the three points.
October 19, 2002: “Remember the name, Wayne Rooney!”
16-year-old Wayne Rooney scores first Premier League goal, a game-winner in the 90th minute to propel Everton a 2-1 win & ending Arsenal’s 30-match unbeaten streak
At the time he was the youngest goal scorer in Prem history. pic.twitter.com/eRgzUYjMVt
— This Day In Sports Clips (@TDISportsClips) October 19, 2020
Despite Everton’s impressive recent home record against Arsenal, things aren’t looking great at Goodison Park at this moment in time. Arsenal, on the other hand, will be buoyed by their last-minute win over Manchester United and will be looking to make a statement. We’re going with Everton 0-3 Arsenal.
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