Daily Archives: September 17, 2023

Everton 0-1 Arsenal: Player Ratings

Everton vs Arsenal live: Latest score as Leandro Trossard goal breaks deadlock at Goodison

Arsenal visited Goodison Park to take on Everton in an all-important clash against a struggling team on a ground they had not tasted victory since 2017. Satanball was in full effect as Everton defended in their shameful numbers, soaking pressure from the visitors and hoping to hit on the break. In the first half, Gabriel Martinelli scored a goal that was ruled out for offside, but in the end, Leandro Trossard’s strike was enough to grant Arsenal all three points. 

Without further ado, here are the Gooner Daily player ratings for the Everton vs. Arsenal game.

Starting XI

David Raya: Received his Arsenal debut in an unexpected game but he showed his aerial prowess to make a lot of claims and showed his sumptuous punting skills with some sleek balls for Saka. (7)

Ben White: Bossed his position on the right and did very well to support the Arsenal attack on the right. (7)

William Saliba: Full Rolls Royce defending on show and responded well to the aerial threats Beto posed. (7)

Gabriel: Looked very assured with Saliba alongside him. Had a shaky moment late on but he made up. (7)

Oleksandr Zinchenko: Was very ubiquitous on the pitch and contributed a lot in the attacking third. (8)

Declan Rice: Made some vital interceptions and anticipations to keep Arsenal in control of the game. (7)

Fabio Vieira: Justified his selection from the start, creating an amazing assist for Gabi Martinelli that was chalked off for offside. (7)

Martin Odegaard: Did well to create chances for his teammates and had some shots that were saved by Everton’s goalie. (7)

Gabriel Martinelli: Looked dangerous on the left flank and scored a well-taken goal after going in behind the defense. I hope he’s not injured for long. (7)

Bukayo Saka: Gave Vitaly Mykolenko a torrid time and got himself a good assist for the winning goal. (7)

Eddie Nketiah: Struggled to make any influence in the game and couldn’t break Everton’s low line, before he was yanked off for Gabriel Jesus. (6)


Gabriel Jesus: Continued his road to full fitness and tried to influence the game spearheading the attack. (6)

Leandro Trossard: Struggled initially but came to terms with the pace of the game and grew in influence. His goal was a peach of a finish. (8)

Kai Havertz and Takehiro Tomiyasu: Did not play enough to earn a rating. N/A


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Everton Preview: Time to Prevail Over Satanball

Premier League: Arsenal suffers second defeat of season after Tarkowski goal  guides Everton to win - Sportstar

Tarkowski scored the only goal when both sides met last season

Everton host Arsenal at Goodison Park as both sides renew what has been a difficult fixture for Mikel Arteta’s men. The Arsenal gaffer spoke about the hunger to finally get a good result against the Toffees in his pre-match press conference and I’m sure those sentiments are echoed by everyone connected with Arsenal. 

In terms of form, Everton come into this game in a very dire run of form, with Sean Dyche’s only victory this season coming in the Carabao Cup second round against Doncaster Rovers. Everton had failed to score in their first three Premier League games, losing all three before managing a draw against Sheffield United in their last Premier League outing. 

The last time Arsenal visited Goodison Park to face Everton, they were in the trenches after a torrid time under Frank Lampard, but Sean Dyche came around with his own version of Satanball and got all three points against Arsenal. Arsenal’s last victory was in 2017, an exciting 5-2 victory with goals from Nacho Monreal, Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez, players who have become part of the club’s history. Alongside Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham, Arsenal are still unbeaten this season, and will be hoping to keep up with the leading pack with a victory over Everton today.

One player Arsenal will be looking to will be Gabriel Jesus, who has eight goals in nine appearances against Everton, even though all those goals came from his Manchester City days. Arsenal’s away form is also great, with the Gunners racking up 11 clean sheets from their last 20 outings. It’s usually at the Emirates that Arsenal concede all sorts of crazy goals. It’s also worth noting that Everton has failed to score at home this season, losing to Fulham and Wolves in their first two home games of the campaign. 

To team news, Dwight McNeil has been on the sidelines for a while and could be in line to make his return, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin is working his way back to full fitness after that nasty face injury against Fulham. Arsenal had an injury scare with Gabriel but he played 90 minutes against Peru, so I believe he’s fully fit now. 

Everton and Arsenal Predicted Lineups

Everton: Pickford; Patterson, Braithwhite, Tarkowski, Young; Gueye, Doucoure, Onana, Garner, Danjuma; Beto

Arsenal: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Rice, Havertz, Odegaard; Martinelli, G. Jesus, Saka.

Injury / Suspension Updates

EvertonDele Alli, Jack Harrison (hip), Seamus Coleman (knee)

Arsenal: Mo Elneny, Jurrien Timber (knee), Thomas Partey (groin)

Form Guide


  • Last Five Games:  L L L W D
  • Last Result: Sheffield United 2-2 Everton (Archer 33′, Pickford OG. 45′ | Doucoure 14′, Danjuma 55′)
  • Leading Goalscorer: Arnaut Danjuma (2)

Arsenal Form

  • Last Five Games: W W W D W
  • Last Result: Arsenal 3-1 Manchester United (Odegaard 28′, Rice 96′, G. Jesus 101′ | Rashford 27′)
  • Leading Goalscorer: Eddie Nketiah, Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard (2)

Gooner Daily predicts a 2 – 0 win.

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