Everton vs Arsenal H2H: Can Beto help the Toffees upset Arteta’s men at Goodison again?

Everton and Arsenal meet in the Premier League this Sunday. It’s a 16:30 kick-off at Goodison Park as two clubs who have featured in every Premier League season meet once more. 

Everton vs Arsenal
4th February 2023. Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal is challenged by Alex Iwobi of Everton during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Cameron Smith / Sportimage – Photo by Icon sport

Team vs Team H2H Record

Everton and Arsenal have met 221 times previously in all competitions.

  • Everton Wins: 65
  • Draws: 46
  • Arsenal Wins: 110

This fixture dates back to the early 20th Century when Arsenal were still Woolwich Arsenal. The overall history has favoured the Gunners but this has not been a happy hunting ground for them in recent years with Arsenal losing on 4 of their previous 5 trips to Goodison Park in the Premier League.

The clubs are linked by a number of players who have represented both clubs in this fixture, including current Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and the recently retired Theo Walcott.

Theo Walcott
Everton's Theo Walcott during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date 3rd February 2018. Photo : John Walton / PA Images / Icon Sport

Last time out…

These clubs last met in March with Arsenal cruising to a 4-0 win over the Toffees at the Emirates, largely thanks to a brace from Gabriel Martinelli. That was part of a seven game winning streak for the Gunners in the Premier League when their title challenge was in full steam but a host of dropped points late in the season ultimately derailed their bid.

Everton, who had beaten Arsenal only a month earlier at Goodison Park, bounced back from the loss with a four game unbeaten run in the league to ease their relegation worries, although they still needed a final day victory to secure safety.

Arsenal 4-0 Everton
1st March 2023. Martin Odegaard of Arsenal scoring his side's third goal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. David Klein / Sportimage – Photo by Icon sport

Everton vs Arsenal H2H: Potential MVP

Everton will be hoping the addition of Beto from Udinese late in the transfer window can give them a focal point in attack that could prove the difference here and throughout this season.

The £30m man was the most expensive of Everton’s summer signings and is likely to lead the line here with Dwight McNeil and Arnaut Danjuma the men who could provide service for him on both flanks.

Beto has already featured for the Toffees, playing 90 minutes on his Premier League debut in the 2-2 draw against Sheffield United last time out. He also made an instant impact a few days earlier, scoring at Doncaster to help spare Everton’s blushes in an EFL Cup tie.

The 25 year old reached double figures in terms of goals in his two seasons in Serie A with Udinese.

2nd September 2023; Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England; Premier League Football, Sheffield United versus Everton; Beto of Everton attempts to break through the Sheffield United defence – Photo by Icon sport

Everton: Players in focus

Jordan Pickford

Jordan Pickford will need to have a good game if Everton are to cause an upset and the England number one has won 5 of his 13 Premier League meetings with Arsenal, keeping 4 clean sheets. 

Ashley Young

Ashley Young memorably scored a fine brace for Manchester United in the 8-2 demolition of Arsenal in 2011 but he hasn’t netted in any of his other 23 appearances against the Gunners.

Arnaut Danjuma

Former Spurs man Arnaut Danjuma is up against his old North London rivals after making a summer move to Merseyside.

Arnaut Danjuma
2nd September 2023; Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England; Premier League Football, Sheffield United versus Everton; Arnaut Danjuma of Everton – Photo by Icon sport

Arsenal: Players in focus

Gabriel Martinelli

The winger scored a brace in the most recent meeting between the clubs but Martinelli has lost 4 of his 7 Premier League games against Everton, winning just twice.

Martin Odegaard

The Norway international has lost on all three of his previous visits to Goodison Park.

Declan Rice

Summer signing Declan Rice has settled in nicely at Arsenal and should take his place in midfield again here.

Declan Rice
London, England, 3rd September 2023. Declan Rice of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. David Klein / Sportimage – Photo by Icon sport

Final Prediction

Everton’s outstanding recent record against Arsenal at Goodison Park suggests this could be a really tricky afternoon for Mikel Arteta as he returns to his old ground. The Gunners have taken just one point from their last five visits and won’t be relishing the prospect of this trip.

Based on the recent head-to-head results at Goodison, we’re saying 1-0 to Everton with Arnaut Danjuma to score the goal.

Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.