Predicted Everton Lineup To Face Arsenal
Ronald Koeman will be happy with the progress his side has made this season and though they are not in the race for the top-4, they will know that they can build on their success this season. But they will have to finish the season strongly and they have a chance to dent Arsenal’s top-4 chances when they travel to the Emirates for the final game of the Premier League campaign.
The Gunners are also in the FA Cup final but this game will be more important as the qualification to the UCL hangs in the balance. They are fresh from 4 back-to-back victories and welcome an Everton side that beat Watford in the previous round.
James McCarthy, Maarten Stekelenburg, Seamus Coleman, Aaron Lennon, Yannick Bolasie, and Funes Mori remain sidelined and they are the injury issues for Everton ahead of this game.
Probable Everton Playing XI:
Manager: Ronald Koeman
GK – Joel Robles
With Stekelenburg out with an injury, Robles should wear the gloves for this trip to the Emirates Stadium.
RB – Mason Holgate
The youngster has done really well in the absence of first choice players and should keep his place in the side.
CB – Ashley Williams
The former Swansea man has not been as reliable as Koeman wants him to be and he will have his work cut out against the likes of Giroud and Sanchez.
CB – Phil Jagielka
The veteran defender has been in charge of the backline for Everton this season and will need to have a decent game against Arsenal.
LB – Leighton Baines
The exciting full-back has been in great form of late and will be one of the many danger men for Everton in this game.
CM – Morgan Schneiderlin
The French midfielder has cemented a place in the first team under Koeman with some consistent performances and will have his task cut out against the Gunners.
CM – Idrissa Gueye
The energetic midfielder has been the linchpin for Everton in the midfield and is expected to partner Schneiderlin and Davies in the middle.
CM – Tom Davies
The youngster has stepped in well in the absence of first team stars and has cemented a place in the first team as a part of the midfield three. He should keep his place in the side for this game.
RW – Ross Barkley
The Englishman remains vital for Everton, irrespective of the speculations around him. A sure starter for his side.
LW – Kevin Mirallas
The Belgian playmaker has not been at his best this season but this game is a great chance for him to stay in the good books of Koeman.
ST – Romelu Lukaku
The Belgian striker will play his final game for Everton and will look to make an impact, giving the fans something worth remembering.