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Hector Bellerin and Theo Walcott celebrate after the equalising goal against Stoke City in the Premier League, December 10, 2016Reuters

Arsenal come into this game in the hope of going back to the top of the Premier League table, while Everton are trying to arrest a poor run of form. Goodison Park should be entertained to an entertaining match, considering both sides like to play attacking football.

Here is a look at home the match might pan out (salt and a pinch and all that).

First half: Everton look to press Arsenal in the early stages and that nearly works as Gabriel gives the ball away, allowing Kevin Mirallas to steal the ball, run down the left and turn in a cross for Romelu Lukaku. Petr Cech is beaten, but Arsenal breathe a sigh of relief as the ball hits the crossbar. That early chance gives Everton more belief and while they continue to trouble Arsenal, opportunities are hard to come by.

Arsenal, at the other end, struggle to find their rhythm, with Alexis Sanchez dropping deeper and deeper to try and get involved. Mesut Ozil is not getting enough touches, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks like he is having one of those frustrating matches, where he tries too many things and gives the ball away too easily.

Just like that, however, from a setpiece, Arsenal go into the lead. Ozil swings the ball in from the right, and Laurent Koscielny is there to head the ball home, having got away from his marker Ashley Williams. Everton try to answer back before halftime, with Lukaku, again, coming close, this time testing Cech, who makes a fantastic save, diving to his left.

Second half: Arsenal, again, start a little slow, as Everton hunt for the equaliser. Koeman makes an early substitution, bringing Ross Barkley, who was expected to start, on in hope to change the game, and the playmaker has an immediate impact, finding a through ball to Mirallas, who can only find the side netting with his shot.

Sanchez, for Arsenal, hits a shot high, while Oxlade-Chamberlain almost puts the Chile international through, with Ramiro Funes-Mori cutting the ball out crucially. Arsenal now start to grow into the game and sensing the tension round Goodison, as a result of the poor recent run from their team, they crank it up a level.

The passes start to ping around as the Everton players get tired and slowly they work an opening, with Ozil finding Hector Bellerin on the right, who cuts the ball back to Theo Walcott. Maarten Stekelenburg saves the Arsenal forward's strike, but Oxlade-Chamberlain is there at the far post to turn the rebound in.

Everton immediately answer back through the Barkley-Lukaku combination, with the former playing a one-two and lashing a shot past Cech and into the back of the net. However, a few minutes later, it becomes 3-1, with Sanchez running onto a long ball from Granit Xhaka, before finishing with supreme confidence.

That goal deflates Everton, and while Arsenal carve out a few more chances, Olivier Giroud coming particularly close on a couple of occasions, it ends in a two-goal win for the Gunners.