Jeff Stelling and Neil Mellor predict Everton clash vs Arsenal
Jeff Stelling believes Everton will see their survival celebrations cut short in London when they face Arsenal in the final game of the Premier League season.
The Toffees secured their Premier League status for next season with an incredible 3-2 comeback win over Crystal Palace in midweek, making the game at the Emirates Stadium meaningless to them in the grand scheme of things.
But with Arsenal desperate for a win to give themselves any chance of making it into the Champions League next season ahead of arch rivals Tottenham, Stelling and Sky pundit Neil Mellor are predicting a 2-1 win for the Gunners via the Super 6 app.
With Everton having nothing to play for other than the highest possible position in the league table, it’s difficult to see them earning the points against a motivated Arsenal side.
Despite that though, they will remember the huge 2-1 win over the Gunners earlier in the season with Demarai Gray’s scorcher and hope they can end the season on a real high with another win on the road.
There is nothing else for the club to play for at this point, with their minimum requirement of survival reached with a game to spare.
The team and coaching staff showed incredible character against Palace in midweek and have been celebrating ever since, knowing they can now look ahead to the new season with their futures secured.
But some players will be playing for a spot in the squad next year which could spark a performance, while fans will not want to see them revert to type after seeing what they are really capable of.
But Arsenal must win and will be fired on by their own fans, so it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that Everton play well and still fall to defeat.
However it’s the performance that will be important in this game and while the result would be great if positive, it would just be the icing on the cake.
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