Match to be played on Saturday 23rd August 2014 at 17:30. Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool.
Arsenal head into this weekend’s trip to Everton looking to make the most of their 2-1 win against Crystal Palace last weekend.
Arsene Wenger’s side were hit by an injury to Kieran Gibbs from that game, which was followed up by a problem received by Mikel Arteta in the Champions League play-off game away at Besiktas.
Wenger can still name a strong side for the trip to Goodison Park and we’ve attempted to name his possible starting team.
GK – Wojciech Szczesny
The Pole should star in goal and Arsenal’s defence can be confident that he’ll make the right calls at the right time.
RB – Mathieu Debuchy
The Frenchman was drafted in as a replacement for Bacary Sagna and this will be a big test for him against a talented Everton attack.
CB – Calum Chambers
It would be extremely harsh from Wenger to drop Chambers after he had such an impressive game against Besiktas. He starts.
CB – Laurent Koscielny
Providing the Frenchman hasn’t suffered any further setbacks on an Achilles problem then he starts. Per Mertesacker can step in otherwise.
LB – Nacho Monreal
With Kieran Gibbs out of action, there’s a chance for Monreal to step into the team and prove why he should be considered the first choice left-back.
RM – Alexis Sanchez
Sanchez hasn’t been at his best for the Gunners yet but he looks dangerous out on the right hand side and could benefit on the counter attack.
DM – Mathieu Flamini
With Arteta out injured, there’s a chance for Flamini to step in and provide that protective role in front of the back four.
CM – Jack Wilshere
Wilshere could stay in the side to offer extra protection defensively but he’s well suited to pulling the strings in the middle of the team.
CM – Aaron Ramsey
Ramsey will be used as he won’t be needed for the return leg of the Champions League game having been sent off. He’ll be his usual box-to-box self.
LM – Santi Cazorla
Cazorla may start in a left sided position but he won’t stay there. Expect to see him drifting into an attacking midfield role when Ramsey can’t get forward.
ST – Olivier Giroud
Starting Giroud would be a big show of faith from Wenger considering Yaya Sanogo started against Palace and the Frenchman didn’t have a good game against Besiktas.