Arsenal vs. Everton: Team News, Preview
New Arsenal signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang might make his first game on Saturday, when the Gunners play host to Everton in Week 26 of the 2017-18 Premier League season.
The Gunners are coming off a shock loss at Swansea City, and they’ll hope Aubameyang’s most likely debut goes much better than that of Henrikh Mkhitaryan in south Wales. Swansea dominated Arsenal that match, while the Toffees beat Leicester City 2-1 in their last encounter.
Here’s all you need to know about Saturday’s clash.
Jack Wilshere stays at doubt for the hosts after missing out on Tuesday’s loss versus Swansea through injury. Aubameyang is most likely to start off the bench, with Alexandre Lacazette on the first team.
Seamus Coleman stunned everybody by playing 90 minutes versus Leicester, to the pleasure of fans all over the league
WhoScored think the Irishman might be rested versus Arsenal, as Everton gradually work him back to form. Cenk Tosun is expected to begin, as he goes trying to find his very first goal for the Toffees.
Arsenal offered their fans a lot of reasons for optimism after the terrible loss versus Swansea, with the finalizing of Aubameyang transfer followed by a statement that Mesut Ozil has actually signed a brand-new agreement.
Many experts presumed the passing wizard would leave the club in the summer season, and his staying is a huge impact for the club.
While the Gunners had an extremely great January transfer window, they failed deal with some of their biggest need. The defence has actually been a weak point all season long and didn’t see significant upgrades, and Petr Cech still has essentially no competitors for the goalkeeper position.
The ex-Chelsea guy had a devastating outing the last time out– his error caused Swansea’s 2nd goal and it was among the worst of the season– and frankly he hasn’t been in a good form in a long time. It does not help that his defenders are consistently caught of from position, and they in turn get little support from the main midfielders.
Everton’s attack hasn’t been amongst the league’s finest this season– they’ve scored only 28 goals, compared with 46 for Arsenal– and Tosun has yet to show the skill that resulted in his huge transfer in January. They do have a lot of athleticism in the team, nevertheless, and it was on the counter attacks that Swansea hurt the Gunners most.
Former Arsenal Theo Walcott might be crucial for the Toffees– he’ll aspire to do well versus his previous club and build on his two-goal debut versus the Foxes.
Arsenal will use their home advantage, and the new signings will like to show themselves in front of the Arsenal fans.