14:00 GMT 21 May 2017
As the Premier League nears the end of another fantastic season, Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side might miss out on a Champions League place for the first time under the Frenchman’s management, a running spanning 19 years! Just 1 point separates them from a top 4 finish as Liverpool, who currently occupy 4th place, face Middlesbrough at home, a game they should comfortably win. Everton have had a brilliant season and are definitely going to finish 7th, regardless of Sunday’s result.
Everton have only won this fixture twice since 2008 as Arsenal have won 12 of the last 20 fixtures between the two. However, one of these Everton came earlier in the season at Goodison park as they came out 2-1 winners thanks to an 86th minute Ashley Williams winner.
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|13.12.2016||Prem||Everton FC||Arsenal FC||2:1|
As many people believe Arsene Wenger has already made his decision whether to end his long-standing stint at Arsenal or not, a place in next season’s Champions League will surely be a factor for that decision. The Gunners need a win to stand any chance of qualifying but it still probably won’t be enough. With a fully fit squad, except Santi Cazorla, they have the best chance of picking up all 3 points but it’s up for debate as to which Arsenal will turn up on the day.
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|16.05.2017||Prem||Arsenal FC||Sunderland AFC||2:0||W|
|13.05.2017||Prem||Stoke City||Arsenal FC||1:4||W|
|10.05.2017||Prem||Southampton FC||Arsenal FC||0:2||W|
|07.05.2017||Prem||Arsenal FC||Manchester United||2:0||W|
|30.04.2017||Prem||Tottenham Hotspur||Arsenal FC||2:0||L|
A win for Everton would cap off a brilliant season perfectly but with absolutely nothing to play for, it’s not vital that they win this game. As he has done all season, Koeman is expected to field a very young side at the Emirates to give them an experience of playing in the Premier League. There are no new injuries in the Everton side so they won’t be forced into any major changes. Latest matches: Everton FC
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With the importance of this fixture, there’s no doubt that Arsenal go into the game as favourites. They’re on a good run of form, with their home fans behind them, against a team with nothing to play for: it would be embarrassing if they don’t manage to win. A win would put the pressure on Liverpool to beat Middlesbrough but it will probably turn out to be too little too late for Arsene Wenger.
21 May 2017 - 14:00 GMT
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