Arsenal vs Everton
Everton will travel to Arsenal in Sunday’s late Premier League kick-off.
Both sides head into the tie on the back of some solid results.
The Toffees have experienced a huge upturn in form since Carlo Ancelotti stepped into the dugout.
Everton began the weekend 9th in the English top-flight, with their last league loss coming on January 1st.
However, despite notching up a decent run of results, Ancelotti and the rest of Everton will no doubt be concerned about the Merseyside club’s dismal away record against the Premier League ‘top six’ heading into Sunday’s game.
As per the Daily Mail, Everton have played 37 games away to Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal since December 2013.
But they have failed to win a single one of those ties, drawing 12 and losing 25.
Arsenal are also in pretty decent form of late, having gone undefeated across all competitions in 2020, which will likely only add to Everton’s fears of losing on Sunday.
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Ancelotti on Gomes, Bernard and Walcott
Prior to taking on Arsenal, Carlo Ancelotti has provided an update on three Everton stars.
Andre Gomes has been out of action for the Toffees since early November, after suffering a horrific injury vs Tottenham.
But when speaking about Gomes ahead of Arsenal, Ancelotti confirmed that he is available to play.
The Everton boss then added that Bernard is okay, whilst Theo Walcott is a bit of a doubt to face his former club:
“André Gomes is available to play. He trained without problems. We are going to talk together before the game and decide if he can start or he goes on the bench.
“Bernard is okay, but I’m not sure Theo Walcott will play against Arsenal.”