Arsenal will have taken plenty of confidence from their dramatic 3-1 win over Manchester United before the international break, which is just as well given they have an awful record at Everton.
On their past five visits to Goodison Park, the Gunners have failed to claim a win and lost four of those games, including a 1-0 reverse last season that upset their momentum in the Premier League title race with champions Manchester City.
That was in the early days of Sean Dyche's tenure on Merseyside, however, and any enthusiasm over Everton's final-day escape from relegation has evaporated amid a return of one point from their opening four Premier League games.
A change in ownership does not feel ideally timed for a club that has lurched from one crisis to another over recent years, meaning a fixture against Mikel Arteta's high-fliers looks like a tall order for the Toffees even if history is on their side.
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