Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has backed Arsenal to beat Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park within the Premier League tomorrow (February 4).
The leaders are 5 factors away from second-placed Manchester Metropolis and have a recreation in hand. They misplaced 1-0 to Manchester Metropolis of their most up-to-date outing within the FA Cup, however supervisor Mikel Arteta had rested lots of his key gamers.
Everton, in the meantime, are on a three-game shedding streak within the Premier League. The Merseysiders, who’re languishing in nineteenth place within the standings, just lately changed supervisor Frank Lampard with Sean Dyche, hoping for a change of fortunes.
Sutton, although, doesn’t suppose that the managerial change will do them any good and has predicted the Gunners to beat Dyche on his Everton dugout debut. In his BBC column, Sutton wrote:
“Arsenal rested just a few gamers of their FA Cup tie towards Manchester Metropolis and paid the value. They nonetheless performed fairly properly at Etihad Stadium, although, and I feel they’ve had a extremely good window – signing Jorginho, Cedric Trossard and Jakub Kiwior to strengthen their squad for his or her title push.”
“Everton, in distinction, didn’t signal anybody, and it appears like their new supervisor Sean Dyche has obtained an enormous job on his fingers to maintain them up – he is truly misplaced a participant, with Antony Gordon shifting to Newcastle.”
Sutton added that whereas Dyche’s administration and the Goodison crowd would give Everton a lift, they merely haven’t got the Gunners’ high quality:
“We all know the Goodison Park crowd will get behind the group, and the way in which that Dyche manages, he shall be making an attempt to extract each final ounce of effort out of his gamers. So, the endeavour shall be there, however I nonetheless do not see Everton getting a win and even managing a draw.”
“Arsenal are simply far too good for them, and as I mentioned on the Monday Night time Membership, getting the Everton job now could be like being made captain of the Titanic, a few hours after it hit the iceberg.”
Sutton’s prediction: Arsenal 0-2 Everton
Takehiro Tomiyasu reveals secret behind Arsenal’s Premier League title run
Final season, Mikel Arteta’s facet misplaced their means within the remaining stretch of the season. They dropped essential factors to complete outdoors the highest 4. Arteta was criticised by a bit of followers for letting their Champions League slot slip, however the board selected to maintain religion within the Spaniard.
Every thing has seemingly fallen in place in north London this season, with the Gunners rising as real contenders for the Premier League. In a current interview with GOAL, right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu defined what has modified at Arsenal in such a brief span.
The Japan worldwide mentioned:
“We perceive extra (about) Mikel’s soccer. We’ve obtained depth; we’ve obtained some new gamers, however the greatest factor is we perceive Mikel’s soccer greater than final season. Final season we understood. However we couldn’t categorical it. However this season we perceive, and we’re displaying how he needs us to play. That is the large distinction.”
Arsenal final gained the Premier League within the 2003-04 season throughout their memorable ‘Invincibles’ marketing campaign practically 20 years in the past. They gained 26 of their 38 video games, changing into the one Premier League group to perform that feat.