Our team has picked the opening match of the English Premier League between Everton and Arsenal. The event is set to start at 12:30 GMT at Goodison Park.
Everton team news and performance
The management of the Toffees has been in negotiations with Carlo Ancelotti recently. The Italian would be the perfect choice for the long-term replacement of former coach Marco Silva. Now the team is lead by its legend Duncan Ferguson and it is doing quite well in fact. Everton won 3-1 against Chelsea and ended 1-1 at Old Trafford. Considering the unenviable position of Everton (16th place), they are in desperate need of points. Scoring at least a goal today is very likely to happen.
Arsenal with a new manager
We can discuss in detail the current situation in Arsenal but that is not the main focus of the article. Instead, our team is going to highlight the key moments that will make an impact on the game. The Gunners have just appointed their ex-captain Mikel Arteta as the manager of the team. What can we expect from that appointment? It is quite likely that the Spaniard will apply what he has already studied from his tutor at Manchester City – Josep Guardiola. Perhaps he would turn the formation to 4-3-3, he is would use a high defensive line with a focus on the ball possession. In fact, Arsenal has the players demanded the execution of that plan.
What can we expect as a final outcome
Considering the positions of both teams, it would be almost impossible to watch a boring game deprived of goals. Our team is expecting goals on both nets.
England – Premier League
Everton vs Arsenal
December 21st, Saturday, 12:30 GMT +0