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Arsenal predicted lineup vs Everton - Premier League

Sean Walsh
Mikel Arteta has some big calls to make
Mikel Arteta has some big calls to make / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages
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Arsenal travel to Everton looking to bounce back from their recent blip.

After a solid autumn, the Gunners have lost two of their last three games - a 4-0 thrashing at Liverpool and a disappointing 3-2 defeat at Manchester United.

West Ham and Tottenham are finding form again in the race for a top four place, while United already look reinvigorated under Ralf Rangnick.

Mikel Arteta's men need to start putting together another run of wins as they head into the festive schedule - here's how they could line up on Monday night.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Aaron Ramsdale
Ramsdale's become a fan favourite / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

Aaron Ramsdale (GK) - Bernd Leno could miss the game with a groin injury, not that he was threatening Ramsdale's position as starter anyway. Would do his England chances a world of good if he outshines opposite number Jordan Pickford here.

Takehiro Tomiyasu (RB) - Everton have lacked a threat from the left this season. Expect this to be one of Tomiyasu's more comfortable games.

Ben White (CB) - If Dominic Calvert-Lewin were fit then Rafa Benitez would no doubt stick him on White. But he isn't. Good news for Arsenal, I guess.

Gabriel (CB) - Been impressive this season and you wouldn't be surprised to see him grab a goal from a set piece against this shoddy Everton side.

Nuno Tavares (LB) - Looked a bit ropey in big games this season, but when given the chance to play his own game, Tavares has looked dangerous and worthy of a place over Kieran Tierney.


2. Midfielders

Thomas Partey
Partey needs to step up / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Thomas Partey (CM) - Produced a shocking performance at Old Trafford and is lucky that Granit Xhaka has only just returned to training. Needs a big performance here to keep his place ahead of the returning Switzerland captain.

Albert Sambi Lokonga (CM) - Suffered the same problems as Tavares, but similarly has looked exciting in glimpses when playing on the front foot.

Martin Odegaard (AM) - Emile Smith Rowe faces a late fitness test after straining his groin in the United defeat. If unavailable, Odegaard will have a chance to redeem himself after giving away a silly penalty.


3. Forwards

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang has looked woeful recently / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

Bukayo Saka (RW) - Starting to add goals and assists to his game at an opportune time for a side who have struggled with finding the net under Arteta.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (CF) - Looked way off the pace this season and Arteta has been critical of his performances. At some point patience will be lost but this is a great chance for the club captain to prove his worth.

Gabriel Martinelli (LW) - Has looked back to his best following his return from injury. Expect him to give Seamus Coleman a few problems down Everton's right side.


You can read 90min's preview of Everton vs Arsenal here.

You can read Everton's predicted lineup here.

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