Arsenal sweating over playmaker ahead of Everton clash

Arsenal playmaker can miss Everton tie

The Gunners would be looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat against Manchester United in their tie against Everton.

Mikel Arteta’s men have slipped from fifth to seventh and cannot afford to lose a third game in their last four, if they have any hopes of qualifying for Champions League.

A defeat would put them four points behind fourth-placed West Ham United, who they play 10 days later.

The Arsenal boss would be hoping for all his senior players to be fit. However, Emile Smith Rowe is a doubt for tonight’s match.

The young Englishman did not look his previous self at Old Trafford despite scoring a goal, and was replaced by Bukayo Saka.

Speaking ahead of the match against Rafa Benitez’s team, Arteta said of Smith Rowe, “He had some discomfort during the game, and we decided to take him off.

The Spaniard continued, “He’s been evolving well over the last few days, so we have to wait until tomorrow to see how he is.”

Let’s see whether the 21-year-old makes the matchday squad or not. If not, it might be a blessing for Nicolas Pepe, who has seen very little action in the past two months.

Whoever starts must be ready because with Benitez’s job at stake, Everton might look like a completely different team.

Yash Bisht

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  1. PJ-SA says:

    Tomi White Gabriel Tierney
    Partey Lokonga
    Saka Laca Martinelli

    Strange putting Pepe upfront but for all of his short comings he’s clinical when a chance presents itself and can shift a yard in a split second….just needs to get rid of all that stupid over dribbling

  2. fairfan says:

    We should harvest a heap of points the next 5 games. I would take a draw at Goodison.
    So my expectation is 13 points from the next 5 games and clear 4th place by boxing day
    Tomi Beni Gabi Tierni
    Parti Elneni
    Emi Odi Saki
    Berni Chambi Holdi Tavi
    Nilsi Loki Laci Pepi Eddi

    1. Yash Bisht says:

      You have a fetish for “i”, i seei

  3. El Jioki says:

    What’s up Fairfi

  4. jon fox says:

    Something sexually alluring about the letter “i” is there, fairfan!!

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