After a memorable week, Arsenal fans must realize now a portion of reality could be waiting just around the corner today. But having stopped Bayern Munich’s hundred per cent winning start to the season last Tuesday, even the supporters who have least faith on Wenger’s team are now must be confident enough.
Roberto Martínez’s Everton are not Bayern Munich, although they will be desperate for a turn around, having been beaten by Manchester United last weekend and could make their opponents pay heavily if any complacency is there.
Arsenal suffered a big blow ahead of this weekend’s match as midfielder Aaron Ramsey is out for at least a month due to a hamstring injury picked up against Bayern Munich. Mikel Arteta is also in the injury list while Danny Welbeck, Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere are also out of contention.
Here are the starting lineups of both the teams:
Arsenal Starting XI – Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud
Arsenal Substitutes – Macey, Debuchy, Gibbs, Chambers, Flamini, Campbell, Walcott
Everton Starting XI – Howard, Coleman, Galloway, Jagielka, Stones, Barry, McCarthy, Lennon, Deulofeu, Barkley, Lukaku.
Everton Substitutes – Joel, Kone, Mirallas, Naismith, Cleverley, Osman, Funes Mori