Arsenal v Everton - The Lowdown
Stats and records ahead of Everton's 88th visit to North London.
Head to Head
This is our 88th visit to North London in the league and our 175th league meeting with the Gunners.
Our full record is:
Last season we were defeated 4-1 at Goodison in December and in May at the Emirates, a goal by Nicklas Bendtner was enough for a one-goal victory for the Gunners.
Arsenal have recorded 92 wins against Everton in all competitions - the highest by any side against the Toffees - as is their 84 league victories.
We have recorded just one victory in the last 23 visits to Arsenal in all competitions – a 2-1 victory in January 1996, with the 13 visits since then yielding just a single draw in October 2006.
The match will take place on the 75th anniversary of Arsenal’s 3-0 win at Goodison in the FA Charity Shield in 1933.
Everton’s Premier League record against Arsenal is as follows:
Moyes v Arsenal
David Moyes has visited Arsenal seven times in the league as Everton manager with just one draw and six defeats
Arsene Wenger is one of David Moyes’ longest-standing managerial opponents: their first meeting was Arsenal’s 4-2 victory at Preston in the FA Cup in January 1999, with the Scot’s first visit to north London as a manager coming in a 2-1 defeat in the League Cup nine months later.
Overall the Everton boss has won three of their 17 meetings in all competitions.
The most recent hat-tricks in this fixture are Ian Wright (4 goals) for Arsenal at Highbury in December 1991 with the most nearest Everton treble being Roy Vernon’s at Goodison in April 1961.
No Everton player has scored three goals at Arsenal in any fixture there between the clubs.
The only current Everton player to have scored against Arsenal for the Toffees is Tim Cahill (2 goals). Yakubu has three career goals against the Gunners, scored with Portsmouth and Middlesbrough, while Louis Saha netted at Arsenal for Manchester United in March 2004.
A total of ten players have been dismissed in matches between the clubs, all since 1995 (six with Everton, four with Arsenal). The latest were Mikel Arteta and Nicklas Bendtner at Goodison last season.
Whatever the result on Saturday, Everton will have gone 36 matches without losing successive league games, equalling the Premier league best for the club set in 1994-95.
The current run of 15 matches without keeping a clean sheet is the fifth longest for the Club in the post-War era:
April - Dec 1950 27 games
Aug - Dec 1958 22 games
Oct '75 – Jan '76 20 games
April – Oct 1994 16 games
April – Oct 2008 15 games
If Everton avoid defeat on Saturday, it will mean that, for only the seventh time in the Club’s history, we will have remained unbeaten in the opening four away matches of the league season - our last away defeat was actually at Arsenal in May - and it would be the second time under David Moyes. The other campaigns are 1890/91, 1898/99, 1908/09, 1972/73, 1978/79 and 2004/05.