Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Arsenal and Everton face each other at Emirates Stadium on the last day of the 2021/2022 Premier League campaign. The Gunners are two points behind 4th-place Spurs ahead of the decider, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the home side. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but both Tierney and Partey remain in the recovery room. Japan full-back Tomiyasu should be fit for Sunday’s clash.
The Toffees, on the other hand, secured the Premier League survival thanks to a thrilling come-from-behind win over Crystal Palace. Since Frank Lampard’s troops have already got their job done, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. All Rondon, Townsend, Gbamin, Delph, and Mina should miss out with injuries for the visiting side. In the first half of the season Everton defeated Arsenal 2-1 at Goodison Park, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Alexandre Lacazette):
Alexandre Lacazette is a hometown boy of Lyon, a powerful striker who went through the youth ranks of the French side to become one of the most important players for Les Gones. The 25-year-old forward was also a member of all France national team selections becoming a European champion at the age of 19 by scoring the winner in the final against Spain.
This goal gave him a reputation of a big game player, one he went on to uphold on various occasions at his club. Lacazette is a hard working forward an accomplished finisher of the ball able to score from different positions. The most prolific striker in his side and among the top ones in the Ligue 1, Alexandre Lacazette scored more than 20 league goals last two seasons on a trot.
Constantly linked with a move away from Lyon, Alexandre Lacazette refuses to speak about anything other than his football and is leaving all the talk to the football pitch.
Highlighted Team (Everton):
Everton are one of the two Merseyside giants that were formed back in 1878, with the club holding a long-standing rivalry with Liverpool. Everton have participated in the English top flight for a record 113 seasons, with the team competing in the English second tier in just four campaigns.
The Toffees play their home matches at Goodison Park, the stadium that was opened in 1892. Everton have won the national championship nine times, with the team winning their last domestic trophy back in 1987.
The Toffees have clinched five FA Cup trophies as well and it has to be noted that a victory over Manchester United in the 1994/1995 FA Cup final helped the team win their last title in the prestigious competition. Everton and Liverpool face each other in the Merseyside derby and the clash between the two local rivals has been called the Merseyside derby since 1955.
In the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign Everton were hammered by Liverpool (0-4) at Anfield.