Arsenal vs Everton Prediction and Analysis
Arsenal lost their last home game, 1-3 at Man City, played earlier this month.
But overall, they have been very strong at the Emirates throughout the campaign.
The Gunners have won eight of 11 home games in the Premier League (8-2-1).
As Newcastle and Brentford are the only visitors apart from City to avoid defeat in North London.
A decidedly improved atmosphere has helped make the Emirates a tough place for visiting teams.
Half of Arsenal's eight home wins have been by two goals or more.
And there is reason to believe that they will record a similar result in this postponed match as well.
Everton are still struggling to score goals, having found the back of the net just 17 times so far.
This makes the Caramels the team with the weakest attack in the Premier League.
They have been particularly poor away from home, scoring just six goals in 11 away games.
At the same time, Arsenal have plenty of options in attack.
And the Gunners will be looking to record a convincing win in a bid to extend their lead at the top of the table.
That makes me predict a home win by two or more goals here.
Likely, Arteta's men will take the lead even before the break.
Arsenal showed character after losing to the champions
Two weeks ago, Arsenal lost 1-3 to Manchester City.
And some expected the Gunners' Premier League title challenge to falter.
That loss sent the defending champions ahead of Mikel Arteta's men at the top of the table .
And Man City were tipped to finish on top with a fitting final sprint.
They still can, of course.
But Arsenal have given a firm response to that claim over the past fortnight.
First, they showed considerable courage to take the lead twice from behind against Aston Villa 4-2 at Villa Park.
With their last two goals coming in second half stoppage time.
Then on Saturday, Arsenal won 1-0 over Leicester at the King Power Stadium.
Gabriel Martinelli scored the only goal of the game in the second half.
Arsenal lead by 2 points at the top and have a game in hand
The minimal success against the Foxes was a complete performance from Arsenal.
It wasn't their most eye-catching production of the campaign.
But it was kind of a low-key, professional display. Which demonstrates that they are still strong contenders for the crown.
Man City responded by thrashing Bournemouth 4-1, as Premier League fans and top online bookies expected .
But Arsenal have the chance to move 5 points clear of the Citizens with a win today.
There is no doubt that Arteta's team is overachieving.
Hardly anyone expected they would be in this position at the start of the season.
In fact, they were even outsiders in the race for even the Top 4.
But the last two wins away from home have shown that Arsenal are ready to fight until the very end.
Everton recorded 2 wins and 2 losses under the new manager
Everton's first two home games under Sean Dyke have gone exactly to plan.
In the first, the Caramels recorded a surprising 1:0 victory against Arsenal.
The artillerymen were below their level then.
But the Caramels' triumph was largely due to the strength of their own performance.
Dyke's side then lost 2-0 to local rivals Liverpool at Anfield.
Before a 1-0 home win against Leeds lifted them out of the bottom three of the Premier League.
By this point it was clear that Everton's home form would be integral to their bid to avoid relegation.
However, Saturday showed that there are no guarantees at Goodison Park.
Everton were aiming for a third straight home win under Dyke.
But instead, there was a 0-2 defeat by Aston Villa.
This result means they are back below the dreaded dotted line ahead of their trip to London this week.
Everton is a weak guest (1-4-6)
The Caramels have won just one of their 11 games away from home this season.
And only three teams in the division have collected fewer points on their travels than them.
It's a record Dyke will be desperate to beat. But no one should expect this to happen instantly.
Games like Wednesday's won't define Everton's season.
But anything they win at the Emirates Stadium would be a bonus in their battle against the drop.
The Caramels face a tough clash with Nottingham Forest next weekend.
And they will look to produce a morale-boosting performance against Arsenal. Especially after the 2-0 loss to Villa on Saturday.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Jacka, Party; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Trossard
Injured: Jesus, Elneni
Lineup: Pickford; Coleman, Tarkovsky, Coady, Mikolenko; Doucour, Gueye, Onana; Iwobi, Gray, McNeil
Injured: Calvert-Lewin, Townsend, Patterson, Garner