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Of all the English Premier League fixtures Arsenal might pick to kick-start their resurgence, a trip to Everton wouldn’t be high on the priority list.
But such is life for beleaguered boss Mikel Arteta and his side, who make the trip to Goodison Park on Saturday amid a shambolic run of form.
Wednesday night’s draw with high-flying Southampton at the Emirates Stadium did at least halt a run of three straight defeats.
But it also made it six without a win, leaving the north London club 15th in the EPL table, gazing up at the rest in hope rather than expectation.
Gabriel Magalhaes is the latest Gunner to start a ban following his red card against the Saints, joining Granit Xhaka on the naught step.
Thomas Partey is ruled out by injury, with Sead Kolasinac, Reiss Nelson and Gabriel Martinelli all doubtful.
Everton went fifth thanks to a fine win at Leicester that made it back-to-back victories.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men are in serious danger of getting their act together this season and begin the weekend just two points shy of second place in the standings.
Star man James Rodriguez is edging closer to his return from injury, with Seamus Coleman also heading in the right direction.
Lucas Digne and Fabian Delph won’t be fit to face the Gunners, however.
Everton vs Arsenal: Prediction
Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
Everton vs Arsenal: EPL starting XI prediction
Probable Everton Starting XI: Jordan Pickford, Mason Holgate, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, Ben Godfrey, Jonjoe Kenny, Alex Iwobi, Andre Gomes, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Probable Arsenal Starting XI: Bernd Leno, Rob Holding, David Luiz, Kieran Tierney, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Mohamed Elneny, Dani Ceballos, Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe, Eddie Nketiah, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.