Arsenal vs Everton Live Stream and Highlights
Arsenal vs Everton Preview:
Date: April 16, 2013; 7:45 PM BST;
Venue: Emirates Stadium — London.
Two teams will fight for top four places. The Gunners have great chances to secure Champions League spot, with the Toffees are in hunt of three points to leave their Champions League dreams alive.
Arsenal stands 3rd in the EPL table with 59 points from 32 gamers, having 17 wins, 8 draws and 7 losses so far this season. The Gunners are 1 point ahead of 4th-plcaed Chelsea and 5th-placed Tottenham, but the Blues have one game in hand. Four teams are involved in a very close fight for last two Champions League spots. Arsenal have been in great form lately with 5 straight wins from last five games. Last five home matches the Gunners have finished with 2 defeats and 3 straight victories. Arsenal was eliminated from the Champions League last 16 stage by Bayern Munich, and currently have won 8 of their last 10 games. Last weekend the Gunners have won Norwich 3-1.
Everton goes 6th in league table with 55 points from 32 games, winning 14, drawing 13 and losing 5 so far this season. The Toffees are 5 points above 7th-placed Liverpool, 3 points behind 5th-placed Tottenham and 4th-plcaed Chelsea, and 4 points at the back of 3rd-placed Arsenal. They have not finished in the top 4 since 2005, and now are very close to the last Champions League place and will fight for 3 points. Their present from has seen 1 loss, 1 draw and 3 wins from last five games. Last five matches away from home the Toffees have finished with 1 win, 2 defeats and 2 draws. The first game at the Goodison Park earlier this season finished in the 1-1 draw. Everton beat 2-0 QPR at the weekend.
First choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny could return to the Arsenal starting line, while Lukasz Fabianski is a doubt after the game against Norwich. Per Mertesacker returns from suspension and could replace Thomas Vermaelen. Theo Walcott has returned from injury and could play instead of Gervinho. Also, head coach Arsene Wenger could count on Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski. Tomas Rosicky is doubtful due to hamstring problem, while Abou Diaby is long-term injured.
David Moyes has no fresh injury worries. Seamus Coleman will continue at right-back, while Tony Hibbert is still looking for his best conditions after a long-term absence. Forward Victor Anichebe could once again lead the attacking line, cause Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar are lucking of fitness. Nikica Jelavic also could start from the first minutes.
Arsenal line-up: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Ramsey, Arteta, Wilshere, Walcott, Giroud, Cazorla.
Last three matches:
Arsenal 3 – Norwich City 1;
West Bromwich Albion 1 – Arsenal 2;
Arsenal 4 – Reading 1.
Everton line-up: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Mirallas, Gibson, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini, Jelavic.
Last three matches:
Everton 2 – QPR 0;
Tottenham 2 – Everton 2;
Everton 1 – Stoke 0.