pokercasinosports

Arsenal

Preview | May 22

Arsenal-Everton

Arsenal entertain Everton.

Does a dramatic final day lie ahead? Hoping to end a run of two straight Premier League games without a victory, struggling Arsenal host an Everton side coming off a defeat at the hands of Brentford at Goodison Park. Despite their struggles, a good performance by the Gunners might be enough to move them past Tottenham and into the 4th spot in the table. But that won't come easy for Arsenal, as they were defeated by the Toffees 1-2 in their last league meeting.

Arsenal | LLWWW | 5th | Top Scorer: B. Saka (11)

Arsenal's recent form has seen them drop down to 5th in the table. The Gunners have taken 15.2 shots per match this season (5.1 of which have been on target). That shot accuracy has contributed to their season average of 1.6 xG (expected goals) per match coming into this one. They may count on Gabriel for his defense, he currently leads the team with 30 tackles won (57th in the EPL).

Everton | LDWWL | 16th | Top Scorer: Richarlison (9)

Everton's recent performance has been reflected in the table. They've risen quickly up to 16th. They've overcome a below average scoring attack. Their average xG (expected goals) of 1.2 is 6th lowest in the league. Richarlison will be front and center in their attempt to prolong success. He has been their top shot-taker this year with 68 shots (20th in the EPL). Jordan Pickford has been fantastic for them in goal. He has recorded the 5th most saves in the EPL this year.

Arsenal-Everton Prediction: 1-0

It looks likely to be a tight low-scoring affair, but home advantage could be enough to see Arsenal over the line.

Did you know? The most common scoreline between the two teams in Premier League history is 2-0 to Arsenal – which has occurred 9 times.

Can the Gunners halt their terrible form? Will the Toffees put their last loss behind them? PokerStars Sports has hundreds of markets, so you can find your perfect bet on the big match.


Report | May 22

Arsenal

5 - 1

Everton

Martinelli 27 [PK] Donny van de Beek 45
Eddie Nketiah 31
Cédric 56
Gabriel 59
Martin Ødegaard 82

Arsenal miss out on Champions League spot.

This match was quite the high-scoring affair. Martinelli netted a penalty to open up the scoring for Arsenal in the 27th minute. Following the initial score, Arsenal proceeded to add on 4 more goals, compared to Everton's 1 as Arsenal took the three points.

The Overview

    • The Gunners saw a lot of the ball with 74% possession and created plenty of chances too, racking up 26 shots, which is 13 shots over the league average.
    • The Toffees didn't generate enough chances, only mustering 6 total shots.
    • The scoreline could have been even more impressive if the Gunners had their shooting boots on, their shot accuracy was 35%.

The Details

Cédric continually probed down the flank, getting 11 crosses into the box. In a further display of dominance from the Gunners, they completed a massive 418 more passes than the Toffees. For Everton, Dominic Calvert-Lewin seemed off the pace defensively, committing 4 fouls in a frustrating game.

Arsenal agonisingly miss out on the top four and have to make do with Europa League football next season. Meanwhile, It got a little too close for comfort for Everton but ultimately they finished clear of relegation in 16th.

Top Performers

CédricMartinelli
1 goal scored1 goal scored
11 crosses (1st in the game)Had 2 shots on target (1st in the game)

Top Performers

CédricMartinelli
1 goal scored1 goal scored
11 crosses (1st in the game)Had 2 shots on target (1st in the game)

What an entertaining Premier League season it has been. Bring on August 6 to do it all again.

Report | May 16

Newcastle United

2 - 0

Arsenal

Ben White 55 [OG]
Bruno Guimarães 85

Newcastle ease to victory over Arsenal.

Ben White put Newcastle 1-0 up in the 55th minute with an own goal. Bruno Guimarães extended Newcastle's lead in the 85th minute which looked to make the closing stages more comfortable, and there was nothing between the teams for the remainder.

The Overview

    • In a tight battle for the ball, the Magpies made good use of their possession (51%), generating 16 shots, while the Gunners' managed to get off 11 shots.
    • Although they got the win, the Magpies were wasteful in front of goal, only getting 25% of their total shots on target.
    • Arsenal lacked discipline picking up three yellow cards in the game. Ben White, Eddie Nketiah and Granit Xhaka all ended up in the referee's book.

The Details

Matt Targett posed a threat out wide all game, registering 17 crosses, although Callum Wilson was caught offside four times, preventing him from adding further gloss to the scoreline. For Arsenal, Emile Smith Rowe only registered 19 touches in a frustrating game for the midfielder. While the passing game was fairly consistent, the Gunners had a slight advantage, clocking up 333 completed passes to the Magpies' 331.

Newcastle get a much-needed win and rise up the table. Meanwhile, Arsenal hope this isn't the start of a losing streak as they squander an opportunity to move up to 4th in the table.

Top Performers

Bruno GuimarãesMatt Targett
1 goal scoredEarned a clean sheet
Completed 43 passes (1st in the game)17 crosses (4th in the Premier League)

Top Performers

Bruno GuimarãesMatt Targett
1 goal scoredEarned a clean sheet
Completed 43 passes (1st in the game)17 crosses (4th in the Premier League)

Both squads play next on Sunday, May 22nd. Newcastle meet Burnley at Turf Moor, while Arsenal entertain Everton. Can this be the start of a winning streak for the Magpies? Will the Gunners get out of this rough patch?

Report | May 12

Tottenham Hotspur

3 - 0

Arsenal

Harry Kane 22 [PK], 37
Son Heungmin 47

Tottenham ease to victory over Arsenal.

Harry Kane got Tottenham off to a flyer in the 22nd minute. He added another to put Tottenham 2-0 up after 37 minutes. Son Heungmin put the finishing touches on the result with a third in the 47th minute to secure a comfortable win for Tottenham over Arsenal.

The Overview

    • The Spurs cut through the opposition defence with relative ease, getting off 16 shots.
    • The Gunners didn't generate enough chances, only mustering 8 total shots.
    • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Spurs had their shooting boots on, their shot accuracy was 38%.
    • The Gunners were reduced to 10 men in the 33rd minute as Rob Holding was sent off with a red card.

The Details

The Spurs won the passing game, clocking up 562 completed passes to the Gunners' 412. For Arsenal, the Spurs did a good job of cutting off the supply to Eddie Nketiah, limiting him to only 19 touches, and Rob Holding seemed off the pace defensively, committing 4 fouls in a frustrating game.

Tottenham get back in the win column and move closer to 4th in the table. Meanwhile, Arsenal taste defeat for the first time in a while as they squander an opportunity to move up to 3rd in the table.

Top Performers

Harry KaneSon Heungmin
Blocked 4 shots (3rd in the Premier League)1 penalty won
Took 9 shots (3rd in the Premier League)Drew 5 fouls (14th in the Premier League)

Top Performers

Harry KaneSon Heungmin
Blocked 4 shots (3rd in the Premier League)1 penalty won
Took 9 shots (3rd in the Premier League)Drew 5 fouls (14th in the Premier League)

Next up, Tottenham entertain Burnley on Sunday, May 15th. While Arsenal meet Newcastle at the Emirates on Monday, May 16th. Can the Spurs win again? Will the Gunners put this disappointment behind them?

Report | May 8

Arsenal

2 - 1

Leeds United

Eddie Nketiah 5, 10 Diego Llorente 66

Eddie Nketiah stars in Arsenal win. 

Eddie Nketiah netted the first goal of the match for Arsenal in the 5th minute. Then, Eddie Nketiah struck again in the 10th minute. Luke Ayling let his team-mates down after seeing red on 27 minutes, leaving them to fight with ten men. Leeds narrowed the 2-0 deficit in the 66th minute with a Diego Llorente goal, but Arsenal held on from there to pick up the win.

The Overview

    • The underlying stats were positive for the Gunners, they had 64% of possession and managed 19 shots.
    • The lack of attacking threat proved the Whites' downfall. They will know that 3 shots isn't enough to win games at the top level.
    • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Gunners had their shooting boots on, their shot accuracy was 47%.

The Details

Cédric posed a threat out wide all game, registering thirteen crosses, although Takehiro Tomiyasu was a frequent offender, committing 4 fouls. In support of the win, the Gunners moved the ball about nicely, completing 267 more passes than their opponents.

Arsenal extend their winning streak and narrow the gap to 3rd in the table. Meanwhile, Leeds hope this isn't the start of a losing streak as they squander an opportunity to move up to 16th in the table.

Top Performers

Eddie NketiahDiego Llorente
2 goals scored1 goal scored
Took 5 shots (1st in the game)1 interception (1st on their team)

Next up, Arsenal have a top of the table clash with Tottenham on Thursday, May 12th. While there's no let up for Leeds who face Chelsea on Wednesday, May 11th. Can the Gunners keep their great form going? Will the Whites get out of this rough patch?

Report | May 1

West Ham United

1 - 2

Arsenal

Jarrod Bowen 45 Rob Holding 38
Gabriel 54

Arsenal take three points away from West Ham. 

Rob Holding scored the match's first goal for Arsenal in the 38th minute after being found by Bukayo Saka. West Ham's Jarrod Bowen retaliated with a tying goal in the 45th minute. With the scores level, Gabriel netted a timely 54th minute goal that proved to be the difference, securing Arsenal all three points.

The Overview

    • Although they had less possession (44%), the Gunners still created chances, with 7 attempts at goal.
    • The Hammers had their chances, 8 shots were not enough.
    • The Gunners' accuracy paid off well, 54% of their shots were on target.

The Details

For West Ham, Saïd Benrahma did his best to create opportunities, but his 7 crosses weren't enough to affect the outcome. On a positive note, the Hammers won the passing game, clocking up 579 completed passes to the Gunners' 453.

West Ham hope this isn't the start of a losing streak. Meanwhile, Arsenal extend their winning streak and move closer to 3rd in the table.

Top Performers

Rob HoldingJarrod Bowen
1 goal scored1 goal scored
2 interceptions (1st in the game)Drew 4 fouls (1st in the game)

Top Performers

Rob HoldingJarrod Bowen
1 goal scored1 goal scored
2 interceptions (1st in the game)Drew 4 fouls (1st in the game)

Both squads play next on Sunday, May 8th. West Ham take on Norwich at Carrow Road, while Arsenal meet a struggling Leeds United. Can the Hammers get out of this rough patch? Will the Gunners keep their great form going?