Arsenal need to get their tactics right when they play Everton at the Goodison Park on Sunday in the Premier League. The Gunners lost against Watford last week but should get a positive result at Merseyside to keep up with the toppers in the table.
Everton have a good record at Goodison against the Gunners
For Everton, Morgan Schneiderlin and Aaron Lennon are doubtful while Barkley is out with a hamstring problem. Seamus Coleman and Funes Mori are long term absentees as well with a broken leg and knee problem respectively.
For the Gunners, Welbeck will not be taking part for his hamstring injury while Mustafi is set to miss few weeks with his thigh strain. Calum Chambers is another who has a hip problem and won’t feature on Sunday.
Rooney is set to start against Arsenal, one of his favorite teams in the Premier League as he was the one who halted Arsenal’s unbeaten run in 2004 and has netted 11 times against the Gunners. Sigurdsson, Baines are also expected to make a return as they didn’t take part in Everton’s Europa League loss against Lyon.
Arsenal boss Wenger confirmed that Jack Wilshere is close to get a chance in the Premier League after a couple of superb performances in the Europa League, so he may take a part in the course of the game. Sanchez, Lacazette are also expected to return in the starting eleven.
Both the managers need a win in this match. Toffees boss Ronald Koeman splashed some hefty cash this summer but they are languishing at 16th place in the league. They have just won once in the league since the opening day and that was against Bournemouth, so a positive result is climactic for the Dutch manager.
Arsenal on the other hand require a win to keep up with the league leaders Manchester City. The Gunners have already lost thrice in the league and now are 9 points behind Pep Guardiola’s side.
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There was a red card in each of the last season’s matches as Jagielka was sent off at the Goodison, while Koscielny got marching orders at Emirates.
Everton line up
Arsenal line up
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The match will be broadcast live on Star Sports Select 1 and SS Select 1 HD from 18.00 IST on Sunday.