Arsenal will continue their Premier League campaign at home as they welcome Everton on Friday evening.
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Ryan; Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Xhaka; Thomas, Ceballos; Pepe, Smith Rowe, Saka; Martinelli
Everton possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Keane, Godfrey, Holgate; Coleman, Davies, Allan, Digne; Rodriguez; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
The Gunners are currently ninth in the table, three points behind eighth-placed Everton, who still have ambitions of finishing in the Champions League positions. The proposed European Super League appeared to come crashing down on Tuesday night as all six Premier League clubs confirmed their withdrawal; the Gunners resume their league campaign at home to top-four chasing Everton on Friday evening.
Mikel Arteta‘s side will bring a four-game unbeaten run into the contest, including an impressive 4-0 victory away to Slavia Prague in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final on April 15, which set up a semi-final with Villarreal, with the first leg due to take place next week.
Liverpool, Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea, and two other Premier League sides are said to be involved in plans for a European Super League; Premier League and UEFA robustly condemn the proposals; a number of top Italian and Spanish clubs are believed to also be involved in the plans.
Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw by Fulham in their last league game, through a last-gasp equaliser from Eddie Nketiah. The Gunners are currently ninth in the table, having picked up just 46 points from their 32 league games this term; they are nine points off fourth-placed Chelsea but sit just four points behind seventh-placed Tottenham Hotspur as the race for European positions continues.
Arteta’s side have won six, drawn four and lost six of their 16 home league games this term, the Toffees recorded a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture at Goodison Park back in December. They are currently on a run of six games without a victory in all competitions, since beating West Bromwich Albion at the start of March.
Carlo Ancelotti‘s side have picked up just three points from their last five league fixtures courtesy of draws in their last three encounters. Indeed, back-to-back draws with Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion were followed by a 2-2 against Tottenham Hotspur.
The Toffees, as mentioned, are currently eighth in the table, six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea but now with a game in hand over the Blues, who dropped points at home to Brighton on Tuesday evening.
Everton’s away form this season has been excellent, recording nine wins from 15 Premier League fixtures on their travels. Arsenal, have found it difficult to show consistency at the Emirates Stadium, and its safe to bet for Ancelotti’s side to collect a huge three points on Friday courtesy of a narrow win.