Arsenal v Everton team news & stats

Date published: Friday 23rd October 2015 2:24

Gabriel: Available for Arsenal against Everton

Arsenal welcome back Gabriel as they look to go top of the Premier League by beating Everton at Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.

Team news

Aaron Ramsey will not play again for Arsenal until after the next international break, but Gabriel is available again.

David Ospina and Mikel Arteta remain out with respective shoulder and ankle injuries, however, while Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Danny Welbeck are all long-term absentees.

Tom Cleverley could be involved for Everton after returning from an ankle problem in their development side, but the Toffees are likely to take it easier with Steven Pienaar, who also played in that game but has not started a Premier League game since last December.

Kick-off at Emirates Stadium is at 5.30pm.

Opta stats

  • Arsenal have lost just one of their last 16 Premier League games against Everton (W9 D6).
  • However, the Toffees have lost only one of their last six PL games against Arsenal, with four of these games ending in a draw (W1 L1).
  • Arsenal’s joint best Premier League win (7-0) came against Everton, at Highbury in May 2005.
  • Olivier Giroud has netted four goals in the Gunners’ last four meetings with Everton in all competitions.
  • Theo Walcott has been directly involved in 15 goals in his last 15 Premier League starts for Arsenal (12 goals, three assists).
  • Romelu Lukaku has now scored 47 Premier League goals – only four players have reached 50 PL goals before the age of 23.
  • Petr Cech has the best saves to shots ratio of any goalkeeper in the Premier League so far in 2015-16 (82.1%).
  • Cech has now kept 167 Premier League clean sheets, just two away from David James’ record (169) in the competition.
  • Arsenal have had more touches in the opposition box than any other side in the Premier League this season (329).
  • Everton have scored five goals courtesy of substitutes in the Premier League this season, more than any other side.


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