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Everton vs Arsenal: Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

Arsenal travel to Goodison Park to face Everton hoping to climb above rivals Tottenham into third place. Here’s team news, likely line-ups and predicted score

Goodison Park

Arsenal travel to Goodison Park to face Everton hoping results go their way and they climb above rivals Tottenham into third place.

After five league wins on the bounce, Arsenal head into the game in fine form. A sixth victory in a row combined with Tottenham failing to beat Stoke, would result in the Gunners climbing above our North London neighbours into third. How amazing would that be?!

Unfortunately, i really can’t see Spurs not collecting all three points at home to Stoke, but you never know. Plus, three points are anything but a guarantee against Everton, who are notoriously difficult to beat at home. Usually a draw would be considered a good result here, but we really need to keep the pressure on the Spuds, so three points are vital.

Team News

Everton manager David Moyes may decide against making changes despite coming through a tough FA Cup tie against Sunderland on Saturday. Steven Pienaar is almost certain to come in after missing the weekend game due to being cup-tied, but it’s unlikely Moyes will shuffle too much more with one of the ‘big boys’ coming to town.

However, should the Scot decide to mix things up, Stracqualursi, Jagielka, Hibbert and Anichebe may come in.

I’m hoping Arsene Wenger names an un-changed line-up as the boys have had over a week off so no need to rotate the pack. Arsene confirmed this afternoon that we have no fresh injury worries, so the squad will look very much like it did last week against Newcastle.

Thomas Vermaelen got a knock on his calf last week but is ok to play tomorrow. Abou Diaby made a goal-scoring return for the reserves today but is unlikely to feature against the Toffees. Squillaci is back in the reckoning but i hope to god we don’t see him anywhere near the first team.

Andre Santos is fit and pushing for a start, but i think it would be harsh to oust Gibbs, especially considering the run we’re on.

Likely Line-ups

football formations

Predicted Score

Make no mistake, there aren’t many grounds tougher to visit than Goodison Park. Just ask Chelsea, Man City and Tottenham who have all lost there in recent weeks. We’ll have to be on top form to get the three points here. But i’m going to back the boys to continue the fine run and edge this one. Everton 1-2 Arsenal.

What are your thoughts on the game? Get involved in the comments section….

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  1. Gooner

    March 20, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I think if Arsenal win this game, it’s gonna be really exciting, and there’s gonna be so much pressure for Spurs! And if they lose, and we win, then PERFECT! that looks quite unlikely though! the odds of Arsenal winning against Everton in Goodinspark, and Spurs losing to Stoke at white hart lane after losing three games in a row looks pretty bleak! Well, lets just hope the best, and hopefully, it’s gonna go our way, cuz we look to have gained our luck back now!

    • toffee30

      March 20, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      Can’t see you lot coming to goodison and taking 3 points, especially when we’ve beaten better teams than u in recent weeks. Ps your grammar is similar to a 4 year olds lol

      • Dan T

        March 21, 2012 at 11:09 am

        You have beaten 1 better team than Arsenal this year – City.
        P.S. Your writing is also poor. No capital letter on goodison, Ps with no punctuation around it and then no Capital on your. No full stop at the end and should have a comma between olds and lol. And I am utterly hopeless at grammar, punctuation and spelling. So if I can spot these errors then you really ought not to be criticising others.

    • Powell T.Longjohn

      March 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm


  2. Isah Baba Kano

    March 20, 2012 at 10:33 pm


  3. karto

    March 20, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    pretty line-up i like dat’ so iwish we gonna win thiz game no matter if w’re away or n’t!alway gooner

  4. Sagir

    March 20, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Arsenal is gonna beat Everton 2/0. Speed and precision will be our advantage.

    • Bash Kd

      March 20, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      wit dis gud run of form arsenal 3-1 of luck gooners

  5. Xav

    March 20, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Toffee 30, you get the point dont you?, dont go on correcting others…. this aint grammar class you know!!..

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  7. Peter L Tucker

    March 21, 2012 at 12:59 am

    As RVP mentioned we need to win all are games left especially Everton’s which will be a big test ahead of Chelsea & Man City.

  8. Ibrahim

    March 21, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Up gunners, we r gonna win this game 3:1 if we play collectively with luck on our side. In Gods name

  9. jackson kafuuzi

    March 21, 2012 at 5:43 am

    Goodisonpark may be a fortress but the gooners will breach it today.

  10. nicky

    March 21, 2012 at 8:37 am

    No need for your remark about Squillaci. If Wenger selects him he is entitled to 100% support, NOT snide comments.

  11. Rohane:)

    March 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Arsenal to win a tight game in the first half but the gunners are gonna come back fighting in the end. Arsenal will win 2-3

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