Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Saturday’s football game at Goodison Park pits together Everton and Arsenal, the two teams with totally different ambitions in the remainder of the season. The Toffees suffered a 2-0 loss to West Ham on Matchday 21, with Frank Lampard losing his job. New boss Sean Dyche is on a quest to bring glory days back to Goodison Park, but his men face an uphill task against the league leaders.
Both Patterson and Keane continue to miss out with injuries, while Townsend and Garner will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. Meanwhile, the Gunners aim to cement top position in the standings. Arsenal suffered elimination in the FA Cup at the weekend, and, as a result, they will be fully focused on the Premiership in the second half of the season. Arsenal are more of a team than Everton, and seeing that Mikel Arteta has a full squad to choose from, except for Gabriel Jesus.
Highlighted Player (Seamus Coleman):
Quite possibly the most talented footballer to have donned the Republic of Ireland jersey in the second decade of the 21st century, Seamus Coleman is an attacking full-back, who has been one of Everton’s best performers for quite some time.
Plucked from lowly Sligo Rovers in 2009, the highly rated footballer took to Premier League like duck to water and went on to become one of the best right-sided defenders in the league. Coleman has developed a knack for scoring amazing goals, and he already has more than a dozen strikes in the Premier League.
The talented footballer is still waiting for his first goal in the Republic of Ireland national team, but it is only a matter of time before he ends his international drought, even though that is not exactly his main job. The general consensus is that Coleman should have left Everton for a top club earlier in order to realise his full potential, but there is still time for the Irish footballer to grace the biggest stage.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title.
Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since.
Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.