Arsenal started making steady progress under Mikel Arteta, with consecutive wins and draws following a series of draws.
The Gunners face another resurgent in Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton this weekend, with both sides seeking to continue and support their request for a European post.
The Toffees have given new life to their season under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti, with the Italian taking them from 18 to 9, just five points from the first four.
As such, it will be a tough game for Arteta’s men in front of their home fans, and experts Mark Lawrenson and Michael Owen have made their predictions ahead of the game.
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Mark Lawrenson – 2-0 Arsenal – BBC Sport
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti had a more noticeable impact with the results in his first two months in office than his Arsenal counterpart Mikel Arteta, who was nominated at the same time.
We know how good Ancelotti is and he changed things very quickly in Everton. I still think the Gunners have improved under Arteta, however.
This is a decent test of the progress made by both managers, and it’s a difficult decision to say who will win it because both teams still have flaws.
But Arsenal ended up winning very comfortably at home against Newcastle last weekend and the fact that they returned to the Emirates still makes them favorites for me.
Michael Owen – Arsenal win – BetVictor
Arsenal scored Newcastle on Sunday at half past four in the Emirates, but Thursday faced a difficult trip to Greece in the Europa League and Everton will provide a severe test for Mikel Arteta’s team.
Only Liverpool (24) has collected more points since Carlo Ancelotti took over Everton (17) in early December, but the Blues have probably had a good series of games and we will know more about the long-term future. of many of this current Everton team after the next four games in the league it plays: Arsenal (A), Man United (H), Chelsea (A) and Liverpool (H).
It promises to be a very instructive game that I think Arsenal will be ahead of.