likely starting lineup- 4-2-3-1- Arsenal v Everton- Iwobi & Welbeck rested- LAC & AUBA Starts

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Arsenal will play host to Everton at the Emirate Stadium after an impressive performance in the Europa League on Thursday which saw the Gunners win 4-2 to get their first 3 points of the campaign.

Team News

Lucas Torreira and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are doubtful to feature on Sunday due to the knee and ankle injuries respectively. However, both the injuries are minor and the duo will face a late fitness test at the weekend.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sead Kolasinac, and Laurent Koscielny continue their recovery from long-term injuries. Apart from that, Unai Emery will have his entire set of players to choose from.

Predicted Arsenal XI to face Everton

Manager: Unai Emery

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Goalkeeper

Petr Cech will retain his place in goal after being rested on Thursday which saw new signing Bernd Leno get his first start in the Arsenal shirt.

Defense

Hector Bellerin The Spaniard is expected to start ahead o Stephan Lichtsteiner at right back after an impressive performance against Newcastle United last weekend.

Sokratis– He has been Arsenal’s most trusted man at the back and had another good game against Vorskla.

Rob Holding– since his arrival from Bolton the youngster has shown tremendous improvement and he also had a decent game in the Europa League with fans insisting Emery start Holdings ahead of Shkodran Mustafi at Centre back.

Nacho Monreal– The Spaniard should retain his place at left back after an impressive performance against FC Vorskla in the Europa League.

Midfield

Granit Xhaka– Despite been heavily criticised for his sloppy performance in midfield the Swiss international responded to his critics from a brilliant free-kick against Newcastle United and he has been tipped to start ahead of Egyptian international Mohamed Elneny who played the Europa League game on Thursday.

Matteo Guendouzi- The Frenchman has shown signs of promise in the Premier League this season. Although he has come under scrutiny due to his lack of positional sense, he has impressed with his work rate – pressing the opposition and winning the ball with solid tackles and interceptions. Emery should hand him a start ahead of Lucas Torreira, given that the Uruguayan might not be fit enough to start on Sunday.

Attack

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang– The former Borussia Dortmund man is expected to retain his spot after scoring a brace in the Europa League fixture. He is expected to start ahead of Nigerian International Alex Iwobi.

Mesut Ozil– It seems the German midfielder have rediscovered his form after finding the back of the net against Newcastle last weekend and followed it up with another goal on Thursday in the Europa League.

Aaron Ramsey- The Welsh is expected to start ahead of Henrikh Mkhitaryan who picked up a minor ankle injury on Thursday.

Alexandre Lacazette – The partnership of Aubameyang and the French striker seems to have found it’s rhythm.

 

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