Confirmed: Arsenal v Everton lineups - Olivier Giroud plays, Gerard Deulofeu starts

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Here is how Arsenal and Everton will line up for this evening's clash.

Arsenal will be hoping to make it four wins in a row this evening as they host Everton at the Emirates Stadium.

Following victories over Manchester United and Watford, the Gunners then stunned the world by beating Bayern Munich 2-0 in midweek, meaning they have kept three clean sheets in a row.

They now take that great record in to this game with Everton, and manager Arsene Wenger has started with Olivier Giroud in attack rather than Theo Walcott, whilst Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces the injured Aaron Ramsey.

Per Mertesacker misses out, with Gabriel Paulista coming in to the side, whilst Arsenal will be looking for Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to provide their attacking spark.

Meanwhile, Everton are hoping to bounce back after a terrible 3-0 home loss to Manchester United last weekend.

The Toffees need a response this time around, but don't have the greatest of records away at Arsenal, with no win there since 1987.

Manager Roberto Martinez has handed a start to Gerard Deufelou, whilst Aaron Lennon also starts with two pacey wingers supporting Romelu Lukaku.

With Arouna Kone, Steven Naismith and Kevin Mirallas all available from the bench, Everton have players who can cause problems in attack should they need it late on.

Arsenal lineup

Starting:

  • Petr Cech
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Gabriel Paulista
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Santiago Cazorla
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Mesut Özil
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Alexis Sánchez

Substitutes: Matt Macey, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs, Mathieu Flamini, Joel Campbell, Theo Walcott.

Everton lineup

Starting:

  • Tim Howard
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Brendan Galloway
  • Phil Jagielka
  • John Stones
  • Ross Barkley
  • Gareth Barry
  • Aaron Lennon
  • James McCarthy
  • Gerard Deulofeu
  • Romelu Lukaku

Substitutes: Joel Robles, Ramiro Funes Mori, Tom Cleverley, Kevin Mirallas, Leon Osman, Arouna Koné, Steven Naismith.

Arsenal injury news

Aaron Ramsey out - hamstring

David Ospina out - shoulder

Jack Wilshere out - calf

Tomas Rosicky out - knee

Danny Welbeck out - knee

Everton injury news

Leighton Baines out - ankle

Tom Cleverley questionable - ankle

Steven Pienaar questionable - hamstring

Tony Hibbert out - knee

Muhamed Besic out - hamstring

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