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PREVIEW: Everton vs Arsenal – 22/10/17

Everton vs Arsenal

Date: 22/10/17

K.O: 13.30pm

Two managers under pressure will face off on Sunday afternoon as Arsenal travel to Goodison Park.

Arsenal will come out with all guns blazing after a disappointing result in Watford last week, and penalty or no penalty, the Gunners yet again failed to produce a result.

Arsene Wenger will expect a quick turnaround from his players to avoid further outrage from travelling fans, with Arsenal lying in sixth place with three league defeats in 2017/18 already.

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Ronald Koeman has seen a shocking start to the season at Everton, and is under serious pressure from the board, one more loss could see the end of his tenure as Everton’s manager.

Everton sit at 16th in the league, and without a win in four games. The player’s frustration was evident in the high attitude game against Lyon on Thursday, as an incident involving Ashley Williams boiled over resulting in a mass brawl.

Despite a 100% win record in the Europa League, Arsenal are not performing in the Premier League, and sit nine points behind leaders Manchester City already in this early stage of the season.

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Life is not made easier for Koeman with a host of injuries in his squad; Schneiderlin and Aaron Lennon are both doubts to be fit, Ross Barkley will not have recovered from his hamstring injury, along with other long term absentees Seamus Coleman and Funes Mori.

All eyes will be on Jack Wilshere from the away stands. The midfielder is hotly anticipated to be given a platform on which to impress in the premier league after another impressive performance in against Red Star Belgrade in which he played an important part in Giroud’s acrobatic closing minutes winner. Mustafi, Wellbeck, Cazorla and Callum Chambers are all expected to be unavailable for selection.

Written by Ed Martin.

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Premier League Table

# Team MP W D L P
1 Liverpool 9 8 1 0 25
2 Manchester City 9 6 1 2 19
3 Leicester City 9 5 2 2 17
4 Chelsea 9 5 2 2 17
5 Arsenal 9 4 3 2 15
6 Crystal Palace 9 4 2 3 14
7 Tottenham Hotspur 9 3 3 3 12
8 Burnley 9 3 3 3 12
9 Sheffield United 9 3 3 3 12
10 AFC Bournemouth 9 3 3 3 12
11 West Ham United 9 3 3 3 12
12 Aston Villa 9 3 2 4 11
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 2 5 2 11
14 Manchester United 9 2 4 3 10
15 Everton 9 3 1 5 10
16 Brighton & Hov… 9 2 3 4 9
17 Southampton 9 2 2 5 8
18 Newcastle United 9 2 2 5 8
19 Norwich City 9 2 1 6 7
20 Watford 9 0 4 5 4

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