In order for Arsenal to beat Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday you would think that we would have to improve in quite a few areas, even though the Toffees are on a terrible run of form and lacking in confidence with Ronald Koeman one of the few Premier League managers under more pressure than our own Arsene Wenger.
I would expect us to be a bit sharper up top though, especially if Alexis Sanchez is in the right physical and mental start after the Chile international’s World Cup woes. With Ramsey or Wilshere or Mesut Ozil back in the starting XI you would expect the Gunners to be more creative and penetrating as well, but the real worry for me was our defence.
We saw last season in both games against Bayern Munich what a catastrophic impact the loss of Laurent Koscielny could have and it happened again last weekend at Watford. With no Mustafi the aggression of the France international at the back is vital, so the news reported by Metro that Koscielny is expected to be fit to face Everton is great news and a huge boost to our chances of success.
It is not just his defensive ability either, but the confidence having him in the side will give to all the other players for what is a high pressure game for the Gunners. He is just one player and cannot win a game on his own, but do you agree that having Koscielny fit could be the key to Arsenal beating Everton?