Everton v Arsenal team news & stats

Date published: Friday 18th March 2016 11:15

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Everton have won only one of their last 18 games against Arsenal going into Saturday’s latest Premier League encounter at Goodison Park.

Team news

Everton left-back Bryan Oviedo has returned to training following a chest infection but could be left out, while Kevin Mirallas and Gareth Barry are both suspended.

Arsenal, meanwhile, will be without Mathieu Flamini after he injured his hamstring in the midweek Champions League defeat at Barcelona. Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Petr Cech, Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also remain sidelined for the Gunners.

Kick-off at Goodison Park on Saturday is at 12.45pm.

Opta stats

  • Everton have won just one of the last 18 matches in all competitions against the Gunners (W1 D6 L11).
  • However, Arsene Wenger’s side have won none of the last three Premier League trips to Goodison Park (W0 D2 L1).
  • Olivier Giroud has scored five goals in his last five games in all competitions against Everton, including in each of the last three Premier League meetings.
  • Mesut Ozil has scored two goals and assisted four more in five appearances in all competitions against the Toffees.
  • Everton have won just one of their last eight Premier League games at Goodison Park (W1 D2 L5).
  • But Arsenal have won just two of their last nine Premier League matches on the road (W2 D4 L3).
  • In fact, the Gunners have taken just 10 points from the last 27 available (W2 D4 L3).
  • Arsenal have fired in the fewest shots on target from outside the box this season (25) and scored the joint-fewest goals from long range (two along with Watford and Leicester).
  • Roberto Martinez’s team have committed the fewest fouls in the Premier League this season (235).
  • Only Arsenal (33) have picked up fewer yellow cards than Everton (36) in the top flight this season.

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