Arsenal have won 50 points in their 19 Premier League games this term, which is their highest points total at this stage of a league campaign. Indeed, five of the previous six top-flight sides to win 50 points or more from their first 19 games of the season went on to win the title at the end of the campaign (assuming three points for a win), with the only exception being Liverpool in 2018-19 (second).
Starting with their 5-1 win over Everton on the final day of the 2021-22 season, Arsenal have lost just one of their last 20 Premier League matches (W17 D2) and are unbeaten in each of their last 13 games (W11 D2). Only Newcastle (15) are currently enjoying a longer unbeaten streak in the Premier League than the Gunners. The last time they went 13 league games unbeaten before their current run was between August and December 2018 (14).
Everton’s form is, well, less impressive. They’ve currently gone 10 games without a win in all competitions for the first time since August-October 1994 (run of 14), while their current eight-game winless streak in the Premier League is the longest of any current club in the competition. Should they fail to win this match, it’ll be their longest run without a Premier League win since that forgettable 1994 span.
Their form at Goodison Park has been terrible of late, losing four in a row there versus Southampton, Brighton, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester – their worst losing run at home in the league since a seven-game sequence between April and September 1958.
Across their last 12 games, their five points (W1 D2 L9) is by far the worst record of any of the current 20 Premier League clubs. Their only win over this period was a 3-0 victory at home to Crystal Palace in October thanks to goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Anthony Gordon and Dwight McNeil.