Team news, stats and predictions ahead of Everton vs Arsenal in the Premier League on Monday; kick off at 8 p.m.
Everton Center-back Yerry Mina could return in contention for the team to take on Arsenal after a two-month absence with a hamstring issue.
The Colombia international resumed training this week and will be evaluated ahead of Monday’s game.
Midfielder Andre Gomes is back with the squad after a calf problem, but longtime absent striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh) is still at least two weeks away from his return while the midfielder Tom Davies (knee) remains absent.
Arsenal will check Emile Smith Rowe’s fitness before the trip to Goodison Park.
The England international was substituted in the second half of Thursday’s loss to Manchester United after suffering a blow.
Midfielder Granit Xhaka is set to return from a knee injury, but this game could come too soon. Sead Kolasinac is still absent.
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The last time…
- Everton won both Premier League games against Arsenal last season – they haven’t won three in a row against the Gunners in the league since April 1986.
- Arsenal are winless in their last three Premier League away games against Everton (D1 L2), the last having a longer league run without a win at Goodison Park between 1989 and 1994 (6 games).
- Arsenal have scored 111 Premier League goals against Everton, more than against any other team in the competition. Indeed, only Manchester United scored more against a single opponent in the competition (112 against Newcastle).
- Everton lost their first Monday game in the Premier League this season 2-1 against Wolves – they have not lost consecutive Monday games in the competition since April 2006 / January 2007 (against Chelsea and Man City).
- Arsenal have lost two of their last three Premier League (W1) games, conceding seven goals in the process. Previously, the Gunners had gone undefeated in their previous eight games (6 V, D2) and had only conceded four times.
- Everton have lost six of their last seven Premier League games (D1) and are winless in their last eight (D2 L6). The Toffees haven’t gone nine wins without a win in a 12-game streak between August and October 1994.
- During his Premier League career, Everton coach Rafael BenÃtez has seen his teams concede more goals against Arsenal (27) than against any other team in the competition. Indeed, the Spaniard has seen his teams keep only one clean sheet in 17 high-level games against the Gunners (1-0 with Liverpool in February 2016).
- Demarai Gray of Everton has scored more Premier League goals than any other Toffees player this season (4), while Gray has never scored more than four in a Premier League season in his career, also scoring four in 2018-19 at Leicester City.
- Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored eight goals in nine Premier League games played on Monday, with only Ian Wright (14) scoring more that day of the week for the Gunners in the competition. Aubameyang averages one goal every 85 minutes in the Premier League on Monday, his best such record on a specific weekday.
- Emile Smith Rowe has scored eight goals in his last 11 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal (6 goals, 2 assists). Indeed, only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (9) has more goals for the Gunners this season than the 21-year-old (8).
Premier League preview – Gerrard’s Villa impact assessed | Rafa’s problems at Everton | Brilliant Bernardo Silva
Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports News Midlands reporter Rob Dorsett, along with writer Nick Wright and football reporter Oliver Yew to prepare for the Premier League weekend.
PART 1 | Rob Dorsett discusses Steven Gerrard’s impact at Aston Villa, the club’s ambitious plans and reasons for Leicester’s disappointing start to the season.
PART 2 | Nick Wright assesses the problems Rafa Benitez faces at Everton and what Mikel Arteta needs to do to get a failed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back in shape.
Part 3 | Oliver Yew looks back on Bernardo Silva’s brilliant performances for Manchester City, the in-depth strength at Pep Guardiola’s disposal and whether there is any chance of being upset at Watford.