Mikel Arteta and his transformation at Arsenal will face a massive test when the welcome Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal has kept three consecutive clean sheets for the first time this season and is yet to taste defeat in 2020.
The Gunners have been impressive under Arteta but in Everton, the face a team that is bang in form. The Toffees are unbeaten in their last five matches, winning three and drawing two.
Everton is above Arsenal in the table but only two points separate the two. Carlo Ancelotti has ha the luxury of working with his players all week while Arsenal was engaged in the Europa League in midweek.
In Brazil star Richarlison, Everton possesses one of the best talents in World Football and Arsenal need to be wary of the tricky goal-getter. Arenal do have an inform player of their won in young winger Bukayo Saka who is playing at left-back.
He has eight assists this season which ranks as the highest among all Arsenal players.
After missing the Olympiacos game due to his partner giving birth, Mesut Ozil is expected to return to the starting lineup.
Nicolas Pepe should also feature on the right flank, although Lucas Torreira may only be named on the substitutes’ bench after illness.
With Hector Bellerin returning at right-back, Shkodran Mustafi will feature alongside David Luiz in the centre of the backline.
As for Everton, Fabian Delph is likely to return in midfield after serving a one-match suspension.
Although Ancelotti has a number of options regarding his formation, Delph may line up with Morgan Schneiderlin, leaving Sigurdsson to move further forward.
While Theo Walcott may miss out against his former club due to injury, Alex Iwobi is pushing for a start on his return to North London.
Both teams to score @1.70