Everton vs. Arsenal: Players to Keep an Eye on in Premier League Showdown

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent INovember 27, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06:  Santi Cazorla of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground on October 6, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Arsenal will take its five-match unbeaten streak into Wednesday's Premier League showdown with Everton at Goodison Park.

David Moyes' Toffees are one point better than Arsene Wenger's Gunners in the EPL table 13 games into the season. Everton will need to stave off a brilliant Arsenal attack, which has scored eight goals in its last three Premier League matches, in order to escape with a point or three.

Here we get you set for Wednesday's clash with a breakdown of the most entertaining stars to keep an eye on throughout.


Where: Goodison Park, England

When: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET


Lukas Podolski, Arsenal

Lukas Podolski was one of Arsene Wenger's top offseason acquisitions, and so far has paid off for Arsenal thanks to strikes like this one against Montpellier in the Champions League last week.

Podolski has started all 13 Premier League matches this season for the Gunners. He has been arguably the club's best player, scoring four goals and tallying three assists since the start of the season. Podolski has been remarkably efficient as well, scoring his four goals on only 19 shots.

Look for the German forward to shine in attacking situations on Wednesday. Everton has conceded 17 goals in 13 Premier League matches and will provide Podolski with plenty of chances to break through.


Marouane Fellaini, Everton

Belgian star Marouane Fellaini has been lighting it up for Everton this season, scoring six goals and recording another three assists for the club against Premier League competition.

Fellaini has three goals and an assist in his last three EPL starts and will again take center stage on Wednesday at Goodison Park vs. Arsenal. The above goal against Manchester United back in August demonstrates just how lethal Fellaini can be.

With more and more world class talent coming out of Belgium, Fellaini looks dead-set on becoming the face of developing trends in world football. 


Santi Cazorla, Arsenal

Like Podolski, Santi Cazorla was targeted and brought on by Arsenal this offseason as an attacking player capable of replacing Robin van Persie's league-leading production.

Cazorla caught the eye of many last season at Spanish club Malaga. But few knew he would be as superb as he has been over the first third of the Premier League season. Cazorla has four goals and three assists in 13 Premier League starts.

Fans should keep an eye on Cazorla on Wednesday to see how his versatility in midfield and on the flanks impact the Gunners' attack vs. Everton.


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