What a difference a few days can make, right? Tuesday night saw most of the Arsenal fanbase in another phase of our away day depression this season but within 48 hours the mood has almost done a complete U turn.
On the rollercoaster that is deadline day, we brought in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after what has been years of speculation, we then sold Olivier Giroud which brought a mixed reaction and finish off proceedings Mesut Ozil finally signed that new contract.
Moving past the transfer window into February, we begin the month by welcoming Everton and one very familiar face to The Emirates.
Returning tomorrow with his new Everton teammates tomorrow will be Theo Walcott who looks to have found his form since making the move north.
Since his move he played twice, picking up a nice assist on his debut against West Brom and bagging a brace in midweek against Leicester.
However, despite Walcott’s upturn in form, a return to The Emirates gives us a much-needed boost going into the game.
The midweek action elsewhere was also a kick in the teeth for Arsenal as Tottenham six points ahead of us following their 2-0 win over Manchester United.
For us, Tuesday night saw us continue our poor away form this season as we lost 3-1 to Swansea City but before that we did somewhat get back on track with two back to back home wins against Crystal Palace and Chelsea.
Those games were very promising as we were much more effective defensively and offensively, but we weren’t in full control.
With Henrikh Mkhitaryan having had over week to train with his new teammates and Aubameyang likely to feature in some capacity, the prospect of tomorrow is very encouraging.
Whether that’s with Aubameyang coming in to replace Lacazette for his weekly substation or if he’s thrown in from the start, it’ll be nice to see how he fits in with the side.
Luckily for us, Aubameyang comes into the side having scored four goals in his last five games at Dortmund so with him being in a rich vein of form hopefully that will transfer over on Saturday.
Furthermore, when you look back at Everton’s last five visits to The Emirates, we have come out on top on every occasion which, considering our home form, should continue in what is now a period in which almost every game is becoming must win.