Phil Thompson: My huge 25/1 shout for Everton v Arsenal on Saturday

Even the nicest man in football, Phil Thompson, is piling in on Arsenal now.


Paddy’s football ambassador has fired up the Zoom app once again to dial in with PPTV to preview this weekend’s biggest games.

And the Liverpool legend is expecting his old foes Everton to hammer Arsenal at Goodison Park on Saturday evening in a defeat that would pile more pressure on Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.

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Arsenal are going to be without Gabriel at the back who I think has been their best defender since the start of the season. But it’s amazing, isn’t it?

Everton have James Rodriguez who was supposed to be the saviour, he’s going to be great. But, Evertonians are saying, ‘hang on, he’s been injured for the last two games’ and it’s been a bit of a Dogs of War scenario. A bit of roll up your sleeves, get at them and they’ve had two really good results.

They beat Chelsea at Goodison and what a result at Leicester which is no easy place to go to. The other thing is they haven’t conceded which is just fantastic.

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Before that they had only won one in seven so there’s been a big turnaround. The confidence will be up with Everton. Dominic Calvert-Lewin who, as we know, is having a fantastic time of it.

But Arsenal… Arsenal! I’ve just come off a Zoom meeting with Charlie Nicholas and Matt Le Tissier, Charlie’s desperate! They’re having a shocking time.

14 points from 13 games is their lowest total since 1974/75! They’ve lost seven of their last 11. I think Everton will have a really good time at Goodison Park on Saturday.

THOMMO’S TIPS: I’m going for Everton to win this game 3-0. In terms of a goal scorer, this, for me, is looking really, really pleasing. Calvert-Lewin will make hay. With no Gabriel there I think Calvert-Lewin will score 2 goals or more.

Thommo’s Tips for Everton v Arsenal on Saturday

Everton to win 3-0
Dominic Calvert-Lewin to Score 2 or More Goals

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