Everton versus Arsenal predicted lineups: Wenger forced into re-think

Arsene Wenger and Ronald Koeman

In-form Arsenal travel to Goodison Park to face Everton in the Premier League on Tuesday evening.

Everton will look for their first Premier League win in six games, when an in-form Arsenal visit Goodison Park to play Everton on Tuesday evening.

Ronald Koeman's side's slump has continued since a 2-0 win over West Ham United at the end of October, having taken just two points from a possible 15 available.

Watford's Stefano Okaka scores their first goalWatford's Stefano Okaka scores their first goal

After Romelu Lukaku ended his four-game goal drought to fire The Toffees ahead against Watford on Saturday, The Hornets stung back with a brace from Stefano Okaka to inflict further misery on Koeman.

With a tricky run of games between now and the new year, Everton continue to slide into mid-table. Whilst comfortably away from the danger zone currently, both fans and manager will be keen to inject life into a flagging campaign

Before the Merseyside derby next Monday, Arsenal make the trip north on Tuesday evening.

The Gunners sit just three point off leaders Chelsea and remain unbeaten since the opening day of the season. The weekend's 3-1 win over Stoke City was the third victory for Arsene Wenger's men in all competitions on the bounce, with goals coming from all areas of the pitch.

Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi sustains an injuryArsenal's Shkodran Mustafi sustains an injury

Arsenal's win came at a price with the news Shkodran Mustafi will be absent until the new year. Minus their influential defender, Wenger will be forced reshuffle his defensive pack, which could present an opportunity for the hosts.

Nevertheless, Everton's record versus their opposition is poor. The Merseysiders have beaten Arsenal just five times since the turn of the millennium and just once in their last 19 meetings - losing twelve.

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi celebrates scoring their second goalArsenal's Alex Iwobi celebrates scoring their second goal

The Toffees have lost their last three encounters, losing both last term, including a 2-0 loss back in March, when goals from Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck sealed maximum points.

With Yannick Bolasie ruled out for around 12 months, Ronald Koeman could elect to re-install Ross Barkley into his starting line-up in favour of James McCarthy.

Defender Matthew Pennington is doubt with a hamstring compaint and Muhamed Besic is out until February, as the Bosnian recovers from an ACL injury.

Here is how Everton could lineup:

As documented, Mustafi is missing. Arsene Wenger may elect to go with Gabriel over Rob Holding to partner Laurent Koscielny.

Midfielder Aaron Ramsey is also absent with the hamstring injury that forced him out of the weekend's win. Having netted against The Potters, Alex Iwobi could get the nod over Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Hector Bellerin should make his first league start in a month having come on for the stricken German agianst Stoke. 

The quartet of Mathieu Debuchy, Chuba Akpom, Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck are all due back next month, whist Santi Cazorla is out until February. 

Here is how Arsenal could lineup:

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