Both Arsenal and Everton are set for todays match
And first up is an Arsenal side who have a five-point advantage
Which is actually over Manchester City at the Premier League summit with a game in hand.
Mikel Arteta’s men have landed two big blows on their rivals recently
That is beating both Tottenham and Manchester United in the league in January
Also, Arsenal definitely will wants to keep buzzing and winning
Arsenal looking tough to stop
Depth will be a concern going forwards for Arsenal fans – they failed with their attempt to land Moises Caicedo at the end of the transfer window
A 2-0 defeat to West Ham last time out in the league brought an end to Frank Lampard’s time in charge of the Toffees and former Burnley boss Dyche inherits a side in the midst of a relegation battle.
The loss to the Hammers was Everton’s fourth on the spin in all competitions and they go into their clash with Arsenal with only three wins picked up from 20 league matches.
Dyche, who led Burnley into Europe for the first time in 51 years, is expected to make Everton tougher to break down given his pragmatic managerial approach but it could take time to impose his methods on the club.
That is before turning attention to Jorginho – and getting knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester City last time out could prove to be a blessing in disguise.
And now know that with City to come in the league later in February, Arsenal know this is the kind of game they simply cannot drop points in and a low-scoring victory looks the way to play it.