ARSENAL welcome in-form Everton the Emirates looking to make it back-to-back Premier League home wins.
The Gunners stormed to a 4-0 victory over Newcastle last time out, but the visitors will pose a stern test and have lost just one of their last 11 league games.
With the race for the top six now really hotting up, every team from 12th place upwards fancies their chances of playing in Europe next season – and this clash could prove crucial for both sides.
- Start time: 4.30pm
- Venue: Emirates Stadium
- TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event/NOW TV or Sky Go
- US TV: NBC SN or Telemundo
- Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, David Luiz, Kolasinac, Ceballos, Xhaka, Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang, Nketiah.
- Everton XI: Pickford, Mina, Holgate, Sidibe, Baines, Delph, Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.
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THE TOFFEES are out to ruin former hero Mikel Arteta's unlikely Champions League bid.
With Man City's Euro ban throwing the race for the top-four wide open, the faltering Gunners finally ended a run of four-straight draws with victory over Newcastle last time out.
Arteta's side are unbeaten in all competitions so far in 2020 and look to have finally found their groove.
But they welcome an Everton team reborn under Carlo Ancelotti.
They've very quietly been going about their business over the winter months and have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League games.
That puts them third in the form table behind Man City and Liverpool.
Pretty good – and they actually kick-off this clash a place and two points ahead of the Gunners.
If either side want European football next season, you feel today could be a pivotal day.
Arteta was impressed by his sides gritty 1-0 win over Olympiacos on Thursday and will bid for a third consecutive victory today.
He revealed after that triumph: “I have told the players they have to enjoy defending as much as they do attacking because it’s a big part of the game.
“This team plays with a big heart and I see a lot of effort.”
He'll be hoping they don't come unstuck against the Toffees at the Emirates this afternoon – team news is imminent ahead of kick-off at 4.30pm.
Let's get this one underway.
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