Arsenal v Everton the team and videos of past triumphs over Everton


Arsenal v Everton 1 March

By Bulldog Drummond

First the articles so far on Arsenal v Everton in the order of publication

Before the predicted teams, we have found a bit of fun.  Football.London have ditched their claims to have access to a billion pound super computer that is currently rather engaged in forecasting the weather and the best tactics for use in Ukraine, and instead have gone over to using Fifa 23.

And as a result they actually give a full fun-down (sorry that should be run-down) of the game.   It opens “Arsenal were unlucky not to find themselves 2-0 up in the first 10 minutes of the game, with Bukayo Saka and Granit Xhaka striking both posts. The Gunners were on top in the first 30 minutes, and they managed to take the lead through Gabriel Martinelli.”   

Which is all well and good, but they end up with a 1-1 draw, which isn’t.   We shall see.

So moving on to the predicted team…

The Daily Mirror offers


White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko;

Partey, Xhaka;

Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli;


90 Min offer one variation on that


Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko;

Xhaka, Partey;

Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli;


Khelnow who I don’t think we’ve ever mentioned before go with a different positioning of the players


Zinchenko, Gabriel, Saliba, White: 

Xhaka, Partey, Odegaard:

Trossard, Martinelli, Saka

Sportsnow, who on the other hand we always refer to, have Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Trossard which is the same as 90min and is pretty much what the Untold selectors would offer if anyone asked us.

Here’s one more table analysis.  In this we take the last ten games played by each team, and then filter out the Arsenal away games and Everton home games to see what we have got left.   There is inevitably a difference in the number of games played at home and away but it does give a feel as to what is going on.


Pos Team & selection P W D L F A GD Pts
4 Arsenal home in last 10 5 2 2 1 8 7 7 8
19 Everton away in last 10 4 0 1 3 1 8 -7 1


And to keep you occupied while awaiting kick off, here are some videos of past matches.

Plus a couple more…

23 February 2020

4-1 in the FA Cup

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24 Replies to “Arsenal v Everton the team and videos of past triumphs over Everton”

  1. Listening on those two goals before half time were quite a relief – especially as the commentators said that they couldn’t understand why VAR was involved for the second goal since it was clearly offside!

  2. The level at which Saka is playing is just astonishing….
    And scoring, who he is left footed, with his right foot in such a manneer as he did…wow.

    Which means Arsenal have only 2 players with 10 goals or more……

    Apart from that I am growing less convinced with Jorginho. I feel his passing is just not up to Arsenal resp. Partey standards. Missed passes, passes not precise enough requiring the attacker to stop or change his move, etc. he is working, that is sure. Just Partey is better. Zinchenko’s passing is not was it used to be either, I think.

    Let’s see a few more goals…. give some positives to scorers and make the goal difference better. I’d like to see ESR back on the field,

  3. I have to admit that my remark about Zinchenko’s passing has to be amended with that superb assist to Saka

  4. 5 points clear
    Arsenal’s to loose
    ESR, partey, Jesus on the way back = 3 new recruits who know the system

    Way to go Gunners !

    And say what you want Nitram, VAR did not even show the lines when deciding the goal was onside…. decision made quickly, not counting pixels…. things do change…and I felt Oliver did not screw-up this one.

  5. What a wonderful result.

    Thought I’d have a look around to see what the papers made ofit. First stop was Oliver Holt at the Mail where we get this piece of garbage:

    “Arteta has instilled in this side a resolve and a mental toughness they have not possessed for the best part of 20 years. They are capable of playing football that takes the breath away but they are also capable of matching steel with steel.”

    Hmmm, apart from winning 15 out of 16 visits to Wembley, including 5 FA Cup victories, 5 Community shield victories and not forgetting our last title success was also within the 20 years.

    If only we could toughen up a bit we might actually win something. How I wish we were more like those toughnuts down The Seven Sisters!!!

    I mean they really cant help themselves these pr**ks can they. If they cant trash our present they content themselves with trashing our past.

    And Holt is supposed to be one of our better reporters.

    Anyway enough of that. COYG’s Yeeeeeeeeeees!!

  6. A good evening’s football outcomes, marred only by Man Utd scraping by against WHU

  7. Chris

    I haven’t seen it yet. Not live on UK TV. Just about to see the highlights.

    I don’t understand why they are not drawing the lines. I’m sure that is all part of Webb said being ‘open and honest’.

    There was an offside in the Man Utd West ham FA Cup which looked obviously off but they checked and we waited ages for them to put the lines down. Why sometimes and not others?

    Apparently Martinelli was on because he was behind the ball when it was played which obviously means it cant be off. Apparently it was close though.

    Whoever it is I thought the lines had to go down, and if they don’t they should.

    Anyway, fantastic result.

  8. Great to give Dyche a lesson in proper football. Pity that we didn’t get more goals.

    Great that we were able to introduce subs when in control. Loved the sound of the “OLEs” from the crowd.

  9. I watched the game on a stream and we were excellent in the first half, our patience eventually being rewarded with two goals close to half time. The second half we were incredible, absolutely fantastic football, a joy to watch.
    Then to complete my enjoyment I caught the last few minutes of Spurs producing one of their famous Spursy performances in the FA cup.
    What a brilliant night.

  10. I watched the game via a stream service, here in Canada. I don’t know what the rest of you were watching but I certainly saw lines drawn.
    It looked offside at first view but you couldn’t see that Martinelli was behind the ball when the ball was played.
    What a good win. Made especially nice that I didn’t have to be up by 4AM to watch it.

  11. I also enjoyed the Southampton result. Lyanco and Caleta-Car were the architects of their team’s downfall, and it couldn’t have happened to a nicer pair of individuals. I hope to see more of the same on April 21 when they turn up at the Emirates.

  12. WOO HOO , HOO ! It was worth getting up early in the morning ( 5 AM here ) , to see your team 2-0 up early in the second half . And then watching some great football being played was reward indeed . Hope we keep it up and get our poy of gold at the end of the rainbow.

    That the Spuds came a cropper against the Blades was a gift indeed ! Saw a very bad miss by their 60 Million Pound striker ( No goals in the EPL so far !) , reminded me of the Geoff Thomas howler against France 30 years ago ! Not sure who was closer to hitting the corner flag , though !

    Up the Gunners .

  13. Allan, the game wasnt shown live in the UK or I think in Europe, so most commentators on the game would have been watching in the stadium, or listening on

  14. Allan

    Chris said he didn’t see lines. I don’t know where he watched.

    You obviously did.

    This does seem to suggest it is down to the broadcaster as to whether a ‘still’ of the incident with lines is shown or not. I cant think for one second why a broadcaster would not show that image should it be made available to them?

    I think it is paramount they are shown. ONE to assure everyone VAR are following procedure, as not to do so is a sackable offence, and TWO so we can all see the evidence for whatever decision is made.

    SKY’s highlights showed the lines.Arsenals highlights showed the lines.

  15. Guys, Arsenal and most if not all PL games are shown in Europe via Sky in Germany, Canal+ in France, Bein in quite a few countries in Arab Peninsula and Africa

  16. Nitram, Allan,

    I was watching on Canal Sport+ in France and at no point did I see lines.
    The commentators were talking about the fact that martinelli looked or did not look offside compared to the last defender.
    They did not comment on him being behind the ball.

  17. Chris

    On these nuances within the rules on off-side I wonder if you know if I’m right when I say that you cant be off side if the ball is played backwards?

    As far as I understand it doesn’t matter where you are in relation to the passer of the ball, behind, level or ahead, as long as the pass is backwards you cannot be off side.


    2 players break clear. The forward is ahead of the winger but when the winger plays the ball across, he plays it backwards, behind the striker. The striker cuts back, picks up the pass and scores. The fact the striker was technically in an off side position, that becomes irrelevant because the ball went backwards.

    I think that’s right isn’t it?

    Another rules questions you may be able to help me with. I asked this the other day but nobody responded.

    Is there such an offence as ‘dangerous heading’?

    As I understood it it was an offence to put your self in danger by attempting to head the ball bellow knee level amongst players. The thinking behind it was that you were gaining an advantage as human nature dictates the opponent would cede to the low head by instinct in order to avoid potential decapitation of an opponent.

    I’ve always believed that to be a rule but nobodies ever been able to confirm either way.


  18. @Nitram,

    at least when I was playing and coaching kids, the backwards pass was always ok.
    as for ‘dangerous heading’ I never had the issue. I had the issue of fouls when a player was deemed having raised his foot too high, making it potentially dangerous for another player. Bur the dangerous header is new to me – which does not mean this rule does not exist. Maybe Walter would know.

  19. Chris

    Maybe it went out with the one about burning Referees, sorry witches at the stake!

  20. What I took from the game is the composure with which we handled the Dyche style of play. We knew they would be aggressive and defensive and try to hit us on the counter. Their system worked when we put in speculative crosses that they could immediate play forward but otherwise we were just fine. The boys showed confidence that they could play with their heads up and take advantage of any mix ups on the part of the defence…and they did.

    As for the second goal, it almost seemed as if the play had been called because their defender just stopped moving. So, when Martinelli put the ball in the net, I initially thought that he had missed the whistle that made the defender stop. What is sad is that, even after seeing the lines, I could not tell if Martinelli would be called onside or not; I have become conditioned to the capricious calls of the PGMO. I often even wonder what is the point in showing the lines if 50% of the time they will make a call based on something I can’t see.

    For the most part, the second half was one way traffic and we were unlucky to not score more.

  21. GoingGoingGooner
    It was broadcast live in the States (I’m retired in Florida) and they did show the line for offside. It was close but onside and I felt like you; it’s onside but can we trust the PGMOL to call it fairly? Seems like they haven’t f***ed us for a few matches. Are they saving up for Liverpool and City. It only sounds paranoid if you don’t follow AFC, lol.

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