Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is likely to be on the bench as Tomas Rosicky comes into the starting XI for Tuesday night’s match with Everton after recovering from a hamstring injury. The Gunners also have Per Mertesacker available after serving a one-match ban, but goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, who has played in the last five games, is a doubt after sustaining a kick in the ribs at the Emirates. Vito Mannone was on the bench on Saturday and either the Italian or Wojciech Szczeny could deputise. Theo Walcott’s return from injury could see the forward start on the right flank in place of Gervinho.
Everton boss David Moyes will assess a few knocks and bruises ahead of the clash. The squad came through Saturday’s victory over QPR without any significant injuries but the Toffees boss needs to assess their overall fitness for the midweek game. Seamus Coleman is set to continue at right-back while Tony Hibbert lacks fitness after a long-term injury.
Everton have been in great form at home in recent weeks, also unbeaten in their last five league matches. However, they are without a win away from home in four, drawing two and losing two, which sees them sit in sixth position in the league, trailing Arsenal by four points.