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Saturday 23 August K.O. 17:30

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Goodison Park | 28th November 2012 19:45

Everton v Arsenal

Team News (new)

David Moyes will once again be able to call upon the services of Marouane Fellaini who is available after serving a one-match suspension.

Phil Neville (knee) is definitely out so Phil Jagielka is expected to deputise as captain for the third match in succession.

Arsenal’s main concern is Theo Walcott. The England forward missed the last two matches with a shoulder injury, although boss Arsene Wenger has said that he could be back in contention for Wednesday.

Abou Diaby (thigh) and Andre Santos (abdominal strain) both miss out, although Tomas Rosicky may play some part as he continues his recovery from a long-term knee injury.

Form (new)

ARSENAL

Last outing: 0-0, Aston Villa (a), Saturday 24 November
Last five: DWWDD

Arsenal are in steady form at the moment, stringing together an unbeaten run of five matches in all competitions since the 2-1 defeat at Manchester United at the beginning of the month. During that time they have negotiated a safe passage through to the last-16 of the Champions League.

Despite coming up against a resilient Aston Villa defence at the weekend, the Gunners have been prolific in front of goal over the last four weeks. They have found the net 21 times in their last seven games.

EVERTON
Last outing: 1-1, Norwich (h), Saturday 24 November
Last five: DLWDD

The 1-1 draw with Norwich at the weekend continued Everton’s unbeaten start to the season at Goodison Park. The Blues have now registered 12 points from a possible 18 on home soil.

Match Stats (new)

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Wednesday’s match will be the 198th competitive meeting between the two clubs. Arsenal have won 98, Everton 58, while there has been 41 draws.

2) The last time Everton and Arsenal played out a goalless draw was in May 1993 – 41 meetings ago.

3) Brian Oviedo became the 816th player to start a league game for Everton when he lined-up against the Canaries at the weekend.

Last Meeting (new)

Everton 0-1 Arsenal, 21 March 2012.
One goal was enough to decide the last fixture between the Blues and the Gunners at Goodison Park. Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen was the match-winner after scoring an eighth-minute header, however, Royston Drenthe had what should have been an equaliser incorrectly disallowed for offside.

Classic Match (new)

Everton 1-0 Arsenal, 18 March 2007. Andy Johnson sent the Gwladys Street End into raptures with a last-gasp winner five-and-a-half years ago. It was the 12th and final goal of his debut season with Everton following a £8.6million switch from Crystal Palace the previous summer.

The win went a long way towards ensuring David Moyes’ team finished in sixth position in the Premier League and qualified for the UEFA Cup in 2007/08.

Flashback

On 28 November 1998, Danny Cadamarteri was the toast of the Blue half of Merseyside after hitting a brace at the Valley to help Everton record a 2-1 win over Charlton Athletic.

The Bradford-born striker had put Everton into a half-time lead but the Addicks were back level pegging through Mark Kinsella. A minute after the equaliser, Cadamarteri struck for a second time to take all three points back to the north west.

Club Connections

Anders Limpar, Kevin Campbell and Francis Jeffers are just a number of players who have played for both clubs in their careers.

Perhaps the most iconic player on that list is Alan Ball. The former midfielder, who passed away in 2007, made over 200 appearances in a Blue shirt and 170 in the red during his distinguished career.

Mikel Arteta is set to make his second return to Goodison Park on Wednesday evening. The Spaniard was with Everton for six years prior to his £10million deadline day move to the Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2011.

Match Officials

Referee: Mr M Oliver
Assistant Referee: Mr S Long
Assistant Referee: Mr D England
Fourth Official: Mr N Swarbrick

Ticket Info (new)

Tickets for Wednesday's visit of Arsenal are still available. To secure your seat, click here or call 0871 663 1878.

Alternatively, buy your ticket from Ticket Quarter in Queen Square or Everton Two in Liverpool One.

Betting (new)

Our betting partner, Paddy Power, have outlined several great odds for the game. Here's our top five:

Everton to win @ 13/8
Steven Naismith to score the first goal @ 7/1
Marouane Fellaini to score at any time @ 21/10
Everton to win 2-1 @ 12/1
Nikica Jelavic to score at any time @ 6/4

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