Arsenal team news and line-up v Everton

first_img Gabriel is tipped to return to the Arsenal defence 1 GoalkeeperWith David Ospina being beaten three times in midweek, Wojciech Szczesny might fancy his chances at a recall to the first team, but it seems likely that he will remain on the bench.DefenceWenger derided his team’s defending as ‘suicidal’ with Per Mertesacker probably the most guilty of the backline. The German was woeful in midweek and it seems as though he could pay the price this weekend. We’ve predicted that Gabriel will get the nod ahead of the World Cup winner.MidfieldRamsey could well feature alongside Santi Cazorla in the heart of midfield, but it seems likely that he will start from the bench if fit. Despite his invisible man act, Mesut Ozil is tipped to start.AttackDanny Welbeck’s goals may have dried up, but the former Manchester United man still offers a lot going forward. Theo Walcott’s lack of support on the right for Hector Bellerin suggests that he will not start, with Wenger instead going for Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez. Despite his wastefulness in front of goal, expect Olivier Giroud to start.Arsenal fans, how do you think you’ll line-up this weekend? Comment below…Arsenal v Everton is EXCLUSIVELY LIVE on talkSPORT, Sunday from 2pm. Click here to stream LIVE. Arsenal will be keen to make amends for their appalling showing against Monaco with a strong performance at the weekend, but that will be easier said than done as they face an Everton side on an upward swing.While the Gunners limped to a dismal Champions League defeat to the Ligue 1 side, their Merseyside counterparts gained a morale boosting victory that Toffees boss Roberto Martinez hopes can help kick start his side’s faltering domestic campaign.Arsene Wenger lamented his side’s ‘suicidal defending’, and conceded that while he is trying to focus on leading his side to another top four finish, the manner of the midweek defeat hurts.Gunners fans were particularly vocal after this latest showing, with well-known ‘super fan’ Claude giving talkSPORT his thoughts in a recent phone-in.When quizzed on how he might change his line-up for Sunday’s clash with Everton – live and exclusive on talkSPORT from 2pm – Wenger appeared coy, hinting that there could be changes at the back with January signing Gabriel in the frame to step in.There was also good news on the injury front in regards to Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini. The duo are back in training and could be in line to at least make the bench for the weekend.The news was not as positive for Jack Wilshere though, with the England man having to go under the knife again for a minor procedure. Wenger was upbeat, claiming that he will be out for ‘days, not weeks’, but the midfielder’s absence remains felt in the Arsenal ranks.Below is how the Gunners could line up… 1last_img

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