Arsenal face Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday in the Premier League, as they continue to push for a top-four finish.

Thanks to various different fixture complications, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have already played their 32nd games of the Premier League season. As a result, Spurs sit one point ahead of the Gunners and Chelsea are only behind on goal difference, but they’ve both played a game more.

Arsenal now have the chance to retake the lead among the top four contenders and move back into third with a win over Everton. Admittedly, a draw would also be enough to achieve that goal. However, it would also certainly give a lot of encouragement to Tottenham, who would only be behind on goals scored in that scenario.

Let’s have a look at the team news in each position and our predicted Arsenal lineup for Sunday’s fixture.


Midfield and Wing-Backs

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 14: M’Baye Niang of Stade Rennais holds of Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and Stade Rennais at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

In the wing-back positions, there’s no real doubt over who will start. On the left, Sead Kolasinac, on the right, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, as usual.

Stephan Lichtsteiner looks to have completely fallen out of favour with Unai Emery, missing out on the last six matchday squads despite being fit enough to play 90 minutes with Switzerland. Carl Jenkinson is back in contention but limited to only the occasional start. Nacho Monreal seems to be more of an option at centre-back.

In midfield, Aaron Ramsey’s injury scare on Monday appears to have been nothing more than cramp. Meanwhile, Granit Xhaka should be available again after his injury on international duty. As a result, we expect both to start, with Lucas Torreira still suspended.


Everton vs Arsenal Betting Tips

Alexandre Lacazette has six goals in his last nine league games, and he scored against Everton in the reverse fixture. Bet on Lacazette to score anytime with BetUK at 11/10.

Arsenal have scored in the second half in each of the last four meetings between the two sides. Bet on Arsenal to score in the second half with BetUK at 10/17.

Everton haven’t kept a clean sheet against Arsenal since 2014. Bet on the Gunners to score over 0.5 goals with BetUK at 4/21.

Prediction: Everton 1-2 Arsenal (27/4 with BetUK).