Arsenal declared their decision to withdraw from the planned European Super League, following that the Gunners will resume their Premier League campaign on Friday evening at home against top-four chasing Everton. Sitting in eighth place Everton still has hopes of finishing in the Champions League spots this season after a poor run of form. The Gunners are actually ninth in the table, three points behind Everton whom they are going to meet at Emirates Stadium. Here’s everything to know about Arsenal vs Everton predictions and lineups.
Arsenal starting lineup: Ryan; Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Xhaka; Thomas, Ceballos; Pepe, Smith Rowe, Saka; Martinelli
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Aubameyang will not be able to play on Friday as he has just recovered from malaria and Alexander Lacazette is also expected to miss the game due to a hamstring injury.
On Friday night, Arsenal’s front four may be Gabriel Martinelli (19), Emile Smith Rowe (20), Bukayo Saka (19), and Nketiah (21). Willian or Nicolas Pepe will start on the right wing if Mikel Arteta wants more experience.
Calum Chambers and Hector Bellerin are vying for the right-back spot for the hosts.
Everton starting lineup: Pickford; Keane, Godfrey, Holgate; Coleman, Davies, Allan, Digne; Rodriguez; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Ahead of Friday’s game, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Bernard, Andre Gomes, Yerry Mina, and Fabian Delph have all practiced and will all be available.
Everton reverted to a back three after Seamus Coleman’s introduction against Tottenham, and they seemed more potent going forward, so that might be the way they start here.
Arsenal vs Everton Predictions
Everton hasn’t beaten Arsenal on the road since 1996, but they should be confident of a point in London. Everton has had a strong away record this season, winning nine of their 15 Premier League games on the road. Arsenal, on the other hand, has struggled to maintain continuity at the Emirates Stadium, and we believe Ancelotti’s side will pick up a crucial three points on Friday with a narrow victory.
Our Prediction: Arsenal 1 – 2 Everton