Premier League: What’s left to play for in the Arsenal vs. Everton Fixture?

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Arsenal Sits in Fifth Place and Are Two Points Behind Their Neighbours, Tottenham, by Two Points.

The Gunners’ point situation in fifth place doesn’t allow them to be relaxed and settle for anything less than three points. They must win! End of discussion. What will be in the back of their minds is their reverse fixture loss to the Eve, last year December.

The pair met at Goodison Park and played out a three-goal game with the home side winning 2-1. They have gone through different difficulties since then and with a new manager at the helm for Everton in Frank Lampard, the result could be a lot different.

Arsenal Must Win While Tottenham Must Lose

A lot of prayers are flowing into the heavens courtesy of all Gooners, but it is plenty to ask for when you want a loss in one place and somewhere else a victory; that is a lot to ask from the football gods.

Son’s chances of stealing the Golden Boot from Mo Salah are better than the chances of Spurs losing to Norwich. To put this into a better perspective: the Canaries have only taken all the spoils once in their last nine meetings with Antonio Conte’s men, losing five and drawing the other three (W1; D3; L5).

So what if they share the points over at Carrow Road? Then Arsenal would nicely enjoy some Europa League football after a season of missing from the competition, therefore draws in either fixture will be the demise of the Gunners’ campaign.

What stands in their favour: the Spurs struggle against already relegated sides on the closing day, losing three of the six games they’ve played against a side that will no longer be in England’s top flight the following season (W2; D1; L3).