Everton will face off against an in-form Arsenal team on Tuesday night and the outcome will play a big role in both sides’ chances in their bid for Champions League football.
David Moyes’ side has also enjoyed a good run of form, winning four of their last five games – including a 2-0 victory over League Champions Manchester City – and drawing against Tottenham Hotspur.
Everton are currently in sixth, four points behind Arsenal and three points behind Tottenham and Chelsea – the latter still with a game in hand. A win at the Emirates could put them level with the two London clubs and in a position to overhaul Tottenham in the race for Champions League spots.
They will face stern completion when they travel to north London this week, however, as the Gunners have been in terrific form after their derby defeat against Tottenham a few weeks ago.
The Emirates outfit have won seven of their last eight League games as well as an away win at Bayern Munich. It looked as though Arsene Wenger’s side were going to drop points against Norwich on Saturday but a few key substitutions saw the Gunners come away with a vital win, scoring three goals in the last seven minutes.
History isn’t on Everton’s side either as the Merseyside club haven’t won at the Emirates for 17 years. They have lost eight of their last 11 League fixtures and haven’t beaten the Gunners in six years.
David Moyes is optimistic, though, and believe their side have the momentum after beating QPR at the weekend.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the game he said: "It was a very important win and a very disciplined and professional performance. Now, if we can go and win at Arsenal, you might say that we've got a chance of being involved in the Champions League.
"If we don't, you'll probably say we've got a chance of making the Europa League. No matter what happens there, the players have given themselves a great chance.
"There's six games left to go. We've been doing it for most of the season. Why would it change in the last few games?"
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