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Lucas Torreira makes his first Arsenal start in the heart of Arsenal’s 4-2-3-1 formation and he’s partnered by Granit Xhaka in the centre of midfield.
Alexandre Lacazette leads the line and has Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for support.
Petr Cech retains his place between the sticks and the veteran has a back-four of Nacho Monreal, Sokratis, Shkodran Mustafi and Hector Bellerin in front of him.
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The visitors are mirroring their opponents’4-2-3-1, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin starting at the apex of their formation.
Richarlison returns from suspension to line up alongside Gylfi Sigurdsson and former Gunner Theo Walcott.
Tom Davies and Idriss Gueye feature in the central midfield pivot while it’s a back-four of Lucas Digne, Kurt Zouma, Michael Keane and Jonjoe Kenny ahead of custodian Jordan Pickford.
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At home, Arsenal are undeniably the favourites but it remains to be seen if they can continue unfettered after their midweek exertions in the UEFA Europa League.
Nothing less than a home win will do for the North Londoners, but against a dangerous Everton unit, that’s easier said than done.
With Richarlison back in the squad, the Toffees will be backing themselves to cause an upset, which adds an extra layer of unpredictability to what promises to be an eventful clash in the English capital.
Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Monreal, Sokratis, Mustafi, Torreira, Xhaka, Ramsey (C), Ozil, Aubameyang and Lacazette.
Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane (C), Zouma, Digne, Davies, Gueye, Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Walcott and Calvert-Lewin.
Match kicks off at 2030 IST.