Bad on the lawn, good on the market. That was the end of January for Arsenal. With the transfer window closed, the gunners leave this Saturday, Jan. 3, to try to improve performance within the four lines. They will receive Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London. The game is worth the twenty-sixth round of the English Premier League season 2017/2018 and is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. (GMT).
Arsenal’s recent performance
After disbursing more than $ 220 million at the start of the season, Arsenal also did not make savings in the transfer window. He paid approximately R $ 230 million for Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He was considered the best African football player of 2017 and was in Borussia Dortmund.
The German club was also happy to get rid of the athlete, who had been a problem since the first transfer window of the season. I wanted to leave the club. Since he did not have his wish fulfilled, he began to be late for training, to miss meetings and to create problems of relationship with his companions.
Dutch coach Peter Bosz, who decided to let go of the indiscipline of the player who is the star of the Gabon squad, paid dearly for it. He was fired after the other club players pressed for stricter disciplinary measures. Without his protector, Aubameyang was eventually punished with a suspension in early 2018.
Now, it will be up to veteran Arséne Wenger to manage the temperament of the top scorer, who played for the last time on January 27. It participated of the tie between Dortmund and Freiburg, by 2 to 2, by the Bundesliga. He has already been entered and should be listed for the match this Saturday. Maybe even as a starter.
In the negotiations with the German club, Arsenal needed to cede striker Olivier Giroud to Chelsea who thus sent Belgian Batshuayi to Dortmund. Thus, Aubameyang should form the offensive pair with Lacazette. It is the attack of nearly R $ 500 million.
They will be essential to the reaction that Arsenal need to have in the remaining 13 matches of the English Championship. On Tuesday, January 30, the Gunners were beaten by Swansea, Lantern of the Premier League, by 3 to 1. They were stationed in the 42 points (12 wins, six draws and seven losses). In the seventh position, they are out of the zone of classification for European tournaments and six points behind Tottenham, the fifth placed.
The current form of Everton
If the twenty-fifth round was disastrous for Arsenal, for Everton it served as a relief. After seven unbeaten matches (three draws and four defeats), Liverpool’s blue club finally managed to score three points. In their dominions, they defeated Leicester by 2 to 1.
Although this is to give a little more tranquility to coach Sam Allardyce, the situation of Everton in the Premier League changes very little. With 31 points (eight wins, seven draws and ten losses), he ranks ninth in the standings. He has no real chance to fight for a place in European competitions or suffer a serious threat of relegation. It is eight points ahead of Southampton, eighteenth placed and first in the region of the sticking.
For the start of this Saturday, Big Sam has three concussion problems to manage. Veteran goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg (still without English League season 2017/2018), defender Leighton Baines (13 games, two goals) and midfielder James McCharty (four games without a goal) are handed over to the medical department.
History of the matches Arsenal vs Everton
Arsenal got their best in six of their last seven matches against Everton. In the first round of the 2017/2018 edition of the Premier League, he thrashed 5-2 in Liverpool.
With the likely debut of Aubameyang and before a club that has no interest in the competition, Arsenal are the best guessing option for Saturday’s clash. It has a price of 1.28 in Bet365. Draw shows return of 5.50 and successful visitor multiplies the investment by 10.00. Quotes were in effect at 16:09 on 1/2/2018.