Confirmed line-ups: Everton vs Arsenal – Aubameyang dropped

By on December 6, 2021

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Arsenal are at Goodison Park to take on Everton tonight knowing a win will move us to within one point of the top four.

Mikel Arteta has made some big decisions tonight with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dropped to the bench. Alexandre Lacazette comes in to lead the line up front for Arsenal.

The other major news is that Granit Xhaka starts after making a miraculous recovery from a knee injury. The Swiss star lines-up alongside Thomas Partey in midfield with Albert Sambi Lokonga on the bench.

Kieran Tierney is recalled at left-back so Nuno Tavares makes way. Aaron Ramsdale continues in goal while Takehiro Tomiyasu starts once again at right-back for Arsenal. Ben White and Gabriel continue their partnership in the middle of the back four.

Bukayo Saka comes back into the Arsenal starting eleven while Gabriel Martinelli keeps his place as Emile Smith Rowe is ruled out with a knock. Martin Odegaard also starts so Nicolas Pepe is on the bench.

Here are the teams:


Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Godfrey, Allan, Doucoure, Townsend, Gray, Gordon, Richarlison

Subs: Begovic, Kenny, Holgate, Gomes, Delph, Iwobi, Tosun, Gbamin, Branthwaite


Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Lacazette.

Subs: Okonwo, Holding, Tavares, Cedric, Elneny, Lokonga, Pepe, Aubameyang, Nketiah

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