Arsenal just one game away from unbeaten season at Emirates
If Arsenal avoid defeat on Sunday lunchtime, they will end their Premier league season at The Emirates unbeaten. Indeed, their home record since the big move from Highbury is nothing short of excellent – losing just once in 37 league games. With third pla
If Arsenal avoid defeat on Sunday lunchtime, they will end their Premier league season at The Emirates unbeaten.
Indeed, their home record since the big move from Highbury is nothing short of excellent - losing just once in 37 league games.
With third place assured, second a possibility and first a distant, albeit unlikely, prayer, it is still important for Arsene Wenger's side to take all three points against Everton.
However, for David Moyes' side a victory is imperative - the stakes are high.
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The Merseysiders have already missed fourth place - to Liverpool - while Aston Villa, with whom they drew 2-2 last Sunday at Goodison Park, lie three points behind the fifth-placed Toffees with just two games remaining.
Everton hold the only certain Uefa Cup place achievable through league performance and are desperate for another crack at Europe's second tier club competition, particularly after their elimination to Italians Fiorentina last month in a penalty shoot-out.
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Everton have already won eight times on the road in the League under Moyes (pictured) and earned a creditable draw on their last trip to The Emirates 18 months ago despite a virus sweeping through the club in the days leading up to the match.
Nigeria striker Aiyegbeni Yakubu has netted 13 league goals this season following a summer move from Middlesbrough although his England international strike partner Andrew Johnson has had a poor campaign by his own standards, with just six goals to his name.
Even defender Joleon Lescott has a better record, netting seven along with the injury-hit Australian midfielder Tim Cahill.
Their last win on the road came at Sunderland on March 9, when they took all three points, thanks to Johnson's 55th-minute strike in a 1-0 victory.
Arsenal, however, are searching for a league "double" over the Blue half of Merseyside, after a stunning 4-1 win at Goodison.