Predicted Arsenal Lineup To Face Everton In The Premier League
All eyes will be on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan when Arsenal welcome Everton to the Emirates. Aubameyang was bought on the deadline day, a few days after his former Dortmund teammate swapped Manchester United for Arsenal.
The Gunners however, will come into this fixture knowing that it is a must-win situation, after the result against bottom club Swansea City. The Gunners are currently 6th in the table, 6 points behind 5th placed Spurs and 8 behind the defending champions.
Jack Wilshere will mostly miss this fixture due to illness. Danny Welbeck remains sidelined with a hip problem. Santi Cazorla remains a long-term absentee due to Achilles injury. Aubameyang is ill and is a doubt for the game.
Probable Arsenal XI
Wenger said that the ‘LMAO’ attack is not yet a certain formation and that he would still figure the best frontmen out. However, one could expect Mkhitaryan to start against the Toffees. In his press conference, the French mastermind hinted that he would field a back four formation.
Manager: Arsené Wenger
GK: Petr Cech
The veteran, Petr Cech will protect the goal for the Gunners. After a disastrous outing against Swansea, Cech will be hoping to get back to form.
RB: Hector Bellerin
The pace, quality, narrow close range attacking, dribbling and outstanding delivery of Hector Bellerin should be seen at right-back.
CB: Laurent Koscielny
Koscielny has come back with a bang and will lead the side from the front. He needs to hold his team’s defence and set it up properly to avoid errors.
CB: Shkodran Mustafi
A good tackler, sticks to his basics and is a real monster in the box. He will accompany Koscielny.
LB: Nacho Monreal
He comes into this game in rich vein of form and will hope to take his side home by continuing it.
CM: Granit Xhaka
A lot of questions have been raised against the midfielders of Arsenal but Xhaka needs to shut his critics and produce what he’s known for.
CM: Aaron Ramsey
He should play in an advanced role and be given the liberty to tackle freely and get into the opposition box.
RW: Mesut Özil
Wenger said Özil needs to lead by example and the German will be glad to have the creativity of Mkhitaryan alongside him. He should play down the right.
CAM: Henrikh Mkhitaryan
He is in line for his first PL start for the Gunners. The Armenian could play behind the striker, his best-known position.
LW: Alex Iwobi
Iwobi is direct, carries the ball well and should play in the left-wing.
ST: Alexandre Lacazette
Given that new signing Aubameyang is a doubt for the game, Wenger should stick with the misfiring but talented Lacazette. The Frenchman will now be eager to perform well after the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.