Arsenal will resume their Premier League campaign at home against Everton on Friday evening. Before this exciting bout begins, here are some Arsenal vs Everton team news.
Arsenal, only days ago, declared their decision to withdraw from the planned European Super League.
The Gunners are actually ninth in the table, three points behind eighth-placed Everton.
Meanwhile, Everton are trying to finish in the Premier League top-four, and so they will train well for this match.
After a poor run of form, Everton still have hopes of bagging a Champions League spot this season.
Arsenal vs Everton Team News
On Friday night, Arsenal’s four forwards may be Gabriel Martinelli (19), Emile Smith Rowe (20), Bukayo Saka (19), and Nketiah (21).
Willian or Nicolas Pepe will start on the right wing if Mikel Arteta wants more experience.
Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to score a late equaliser against Fulham last time. So, he might get to make a rare start for Arsenal, who are short of attacking options.
Meanwhile, either Calum Chambers or Hector Bellerin might start at the right-back spot for the hosts.
Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be able to play on Friday, despite his recovering from malaria.
Acting as captain recently, Alexander Lacazette is expected to miss this one due to a hamstring injury.
Arsenal possible starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Ryan; Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Xhaka; Thomas, Ceballos; Pepe, Smith Rowe, Saka; Martinelli
Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Bernard, Andre Gomes, Yerry Mina, and Fabian Delph will all be available for Firday. After all, they have all practiced ahead of Friday’s game.
Everton reverted to a back three after Seamus Coleman’s introduction against Tottenham. They seemed more potent going forward, so they might repeat this formation again now.
Everton possible starting lineup (4-3-1-2): Pickford; Keane, Godfrey, Holgate; Coleman, Davies, Allan, Digne; Rodriguez; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
- Everton haven’t won in six games and have lost their last three. Last weekend, they should have beaten Tottenham but failed due to bad defensive errors.
- Everton haven’t beaten Arsenal on the road since 1996, but they should be confident of a point in London.
- After all, Arsenal have lost their last four games at home, on the Emirates Stadium (D2, L2).
Everton have had a strong record on the road this season, winning nine of their 15 Premier League games away.
Arsenal, on the other hand, have struggled to maintain continuity at the Emirates Stadium.
So, in conclusion, we believe Ancelotti’s side will pick up a crucial three points on Friday with a narrow victory.