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Match Discussion - Everton - (a)

Arsenal travel Everton on Sunday in what will be a crunch game in the race for the top four.

The Gunners currently have a 4 point lead over the Toffees while the Merseysiders still have an extra game to play. A loss here would give Martinez`s men the chance to move about the Gunners should they win their game in hand.

However a victory for Arsene Wenger here would see that lead stretched to 7 points with Everton still needing to play both Manchester`s City & United. So this really is a crunch game, in fact probably the last crunch game in the league season.

Arsenal boast an excellent record against Everton as we continue to be their bogey team, especially when we play at home.

So can we effectively seal 4th place with a win? Or will Everton give themselves a great chance to grab some Champions League football? Or will it be the inevitable draw?

Who knows, but you can discuss everything game related in this sumptuous Vital Arsenal match discussion thread that you can find by clicking here.




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 3 2014

Time: 11:26AM

Your Comments

This is going to be tough. Everton's home record is strong while our away record against teams in the top half of the table is pretty patchy. It's a game we really need to win but if we can't then we'd better not lose it.
Amos.
I would take a draw now. I think we will gain more points from our remaining 5 fixtures than theirs. Only Sunderland have won there (undeservedly) and without half a team a point would be good
paul_ownz
Yep... I'll take a point too... it will be interesting how we fare here because against City we played not to lose and very cagey in the first half (almost not ourselves). Optimistically, we may come out of our shells, but realistically I think some of our players are knackered and it will be a carbon copy game of last week.
Andy-T
Aaron Ramsey..................is back. He'll probably start on the bench though.
Nwankwo25
While I will gladly take a draw now, I think we would just nick it just on sheer determination. We do have greater quality even if I'd have to admit they look more dangerous offensively with a threat across the forward line and the full backs. It will be interesting.
Naijagunner
I think either of Poldi and the Ox can give their full backs something to worry about as well and if we have both Arteta and Flamini on, our full backs can get cover when they do go forward.
Naijagunner
tough game for us. Positive is that looking at the fixtures we have left compared to Everton's we can probably afford to slip up and still finish ahead of them.

really need a win if we are to catch 3rd place. Chelsea, despite the hammering they gave us, look like a team dead on their feet.

What happens if United win the CL???? Imagine that!

Galway Gooner
Id rather not imagine that
paul_ownz
I understand the point about the easier run in, but the psychological damage of a defeat for us and a win for them will negate that, so a draw is essential, and can't see us getting any more than that anyway. That Rambo is back is good news ( just how long does it take to get over a thigh strain?) but we can't expect anything from him realistically for three or four games yet on the back of two days training!
grouvillegooner
This is a must not lose game.
gunnerkid107
We have an autobahn down our left flank which any decent manager like Martinez will attack there and score an early goal within 20 minute. Their swift counter-attack game is ready make to pick our high-defensive line to pieces with Lukaku and Mirallas, plus that Barca lad. Definitely, most of Everton attacks will done our vulnerable left flank. If Arsene Wenger got his tactical formation correct and field the correct players to exploit Everton attacking style of play, we can beat them.
Merlion96
 

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