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Everton vs Arsenal Preview | Team News & Key Players

Duncan Ferguson looks set to take charge of at least one more match at Everton. Carlo Ancelotti’s appointment appears imminent, but he will reportedly watch this game from the stands. Ferguson’s two matches in charge have seen him get four points from two matches against Chelsea and Manchester United. This match against Arsenal will be the easiest of his short tenure.

Arsenal have their own imminent managerial hiring. Various outlets have reported that Mikel Arteta will be announced as Arsenal boss soon. It is unknown whether he will manage on Saturday at the time of writing.

Team News

Theo Walcott, Lucas Digne, Andre Gomes, Morgan Schneiderlin and Jean-Philippe Gbamin have all bee ruled out for Everton, while Gylfi Sigurdsson, Fabian Delph and Djibril Sidibe are all doubts, according to PremierInjuries.com.

Arsenal will be without Kieran Tierney and Granit Xhaka. They may also see Hector Bellerin, Dani Ceballos, Rob Holding and Sead Kolasinac ruled out closer to kickoff, according to PremierInjuries.com.

Key Players

Everton: Richarlison

Richarlison has been on a great run, with four goals in his last six Premier League matches. Arsenal don’t have fullbacks, which could give him a chance to run riot. Richarlison could roast Arsenal with all the uncertainty surrounding the club and get multiple goals.

Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Aubameyang has contributed to half of Arsenal’s Premier League goals. He is clearly the team’s best player. He is the straw that stirs the drink, if he doesn’t have things going the team will not succeed. Aubameyang is the only reason Arsenal aren’t in the relegation fight.


Everton have found some level of competency since Ferguson came in, which is a lot more than Arsenal can say. Arsenal have more talent, but may not even know who their coach is. Everton have a real edge here.

Prediction: 2-1 Everton

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