Confirmed Arsenal team to take on Everton for the chance to take eighth spot

Arsenal have the chance to move into eighth in the Premier League table with a win over Everton today, but the visitors may have other ideas.

The Gunners currently sit ninth in the table, with the Blue of Merseyside holding a three-point lead over them.

We have some key injury issues which may well give manager Mikel Arteta a headache with both his first-choice strikers confirmed as missing, but it is a shame that youngster Folarin Balogun was overlooked from the squad as he awaits his long-awaited Premier League debut.

David Luiz and Kieran Tierney are still out also as confirmed by Arsenal.

Martin Odegaard was also claimed to be ruled out, which led us name the below Predicted Arsenal Line-up earlier today:

Chambers Holding Mari Xhaka
Partey Ceballos
Saka Smith Rowe Pepe

As you can see below, we are clearly mind-readers…

Who would you like to have seen make today’s line-up?


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    1. Our keeper is the worst in the league get rid now and as for Eddie God how low can we go he so bad

  1. Not sure about Nketiah but pleased for him to show me im wrong. I dont get it at all that he gets in ahead of Martinelli.

      1. Two left footed wingers?? 🤔
        I’m thinking why not Martinelli on the left wing instead? But then what do I know…coach knows better right?

    1. Coz arteta is a clueless manager learning on the job about how to create a mid table outfit … kroenke is scum arteta is just a pawn in his corporate game

      1. I hope you noticed Martinelli goes do every time he’s hit on the knee or anywhere close to that region,

        I believe he’s still under going the healing process, he wouldn’t last 45 mins as a CF for now,

        But I would have preferred Balogun on the left or right.

    2. Nketiah deserves to start after saving our arses in the previous game. Martinelli wasted two big chances, so better start the other attackers first

      1. Martinelli is way above any striker at the club ,strange decision again from mr tinker
        How he does not get a start with all these injuries is a fcking joke .

        1. Remember his missed two sitters against Fulham. Besides, Nketiah has been playing with Smith-Rowe and Saka for several years, so they’d likely have better connection

          1. Goi, so Nketiah hasn’t missed the sitters? I would not have Martinelli striker,he would be left an Pepe striker.

          2. 2 sitters !
            That’s abit far fetched ,he was the best player on the pitch ,he makes sh1t happen and always a yard ahead of the opponent’s.
            Eddie scored a tap in now all of a sudden he’s aged of Martinelli .

      1. Let’s wait and see ,but Looking at both line ups i don’t hold much hope .
        Looks to me as Arteta is another manager who does not like being told what’s best for the team .

        1. And the 2 sites you must be talking about must be the hard chip and the chance where Ceballos got in his way .

  2. Surprised Balogun didnt make the bench. I hope this isn’t the game that Xhaka is found out as a makeshift left back (which he has done admirably) but fear it might be.

    1. I hope I’m prove wrong but no martineill starting I just dont get it but coyg but I’ve got not enthusiasm for the game

  3. Congrats on the correct prediction. Nketiah deserves to start and he should have some good understanding with his fellow academy graduates

    1. His fellow graduates produce when they play, Nketiah merely runs around and takes up space. Imagine getting 10 goals and 3 assists in your first season, and then sit on the bench behind a woeful and wasteful Nketiah.

  4. Decent lineup as I predicted. Only change for me is martinelli over Nketiah. I predicted an Everton win but I hope I m proven wrong. For everytime we have a chance to climb up the table, we bottle it… thats my worry.

  5. nketiah will miss every good chance dat comes his way,no balogun 2 right backs on bench,arteta is bonkers

  6. Just repeating what’s here already should’ve started Martinelli with Balogun on the bench. Typical Arteta

    1. Nketiah deserves to start after saving our arses in the previous game. Martinelli wasted two big chances in the first half of that game, so better try the other attackers first

  7. ceballos wouldnt get a game for sheff utd……dont get me wrong hope eddie scores a hat- trick hes just good enough,xhaka gona b found out 2nite big time we all know it except gotanidea bot

  8. Don’t understand what’s so favouritism for Niketiah when you talent like Martinelli at disposal..

    1. Martinelli is no Messi. He’s no game changer, he’s just an up and coming star like Eddie. They are all Arsenal players so let’s support whoever is selected.


      1. In addition to that, Martinelli couldn’t convert two big chances into goals, in the previous match. Besides, Nketiah has been playing with Smith-Rowe and Saka for several years, so they’d likely have better connection

        1. Nketiah hasn’t converted chances for almost 2 years now, a bit unfair to Martinelli’s one game cherry picked comparison.

          Martinelli faster, better technically, passer, finisher, and creating chances for himself. Edie, well he seems to run around a lot.

          1. Are you guys planning on using Martinelli upfront? I’ll pick Nketia over Martinelli upfront, I feel he is not ready for top striking role yet, I like his zeal, his selfishness, but he isn’t ready yet, wing is ok

          2. I stand to be corrected but I remember giving Laca a sumptuous assist in one of our game.

            Be patient with Eddie guys!!!

        2. No one will about that GAI because he’s Martinelli and we’ve been reminded of what happened at Goodison.

          They don’t even remember he scored in our last game.

        3. Which 2 big chances if i may ask?,you’ve just been running your mouth from the beginning of this article for 2 big chances that never existed&some on here have been made to believe you

      2. the way arsenal rate the guy one would wonder he is the messi. the pressure on him alone is the reason the coach is resting him, because he is trying too hard to impress and getting nasty injuries

      3. Don’t recall anyone saying Martinelli is the next Messi; but plenty have said he is better than Nketiah. That is if scoring goals and assists count.

        Think Edie has had enough chances to prove himself capable.

  9. Nketiah is so far from being a Lacazette replacement it’s sad. How can he be chosen to start?

  10. Never realized we have a game tonight. I am not sure what to expect from Arsenal on a normal day, let alone after such an eventful week. Today we may find out the concentration levels of our players.

  11. Where is Sue?
    I have not read any of her comments today.

    Hopefully, we do not lose this match. A good lineup. Nketiah should cease his moment tonight.

    1. Late to the party, S J!! 🙂 Let’s hope for a decent performance… topped with an Eddie brace!

      1. I saw you did a draw sue ,wished I had done my predictions after I saw this sh1tty line up .
        Suppose you need all the help you can get to knock the king off his perch though 😂

  12. Partey is a liability..
    For a guy brought to put steel in the midfield he misplaces too many passes to be taken seriously…
    Runs like he’s 80years old too..
    Highly gutted..
    More millions down the drain..
    Our scouting over the past 5yrs or so..I’ve been really abysmal

    1. He is playing as single pivot..
      Do you really think it’s easy to play as single pivot in PL?
      We saw what happened last weekend when we played Elneny single Pivot..
      We never took control of the midfield

  13. Same old song on repeat. Rubbish. “If things don’t change they stay as they are”. Painful.

  14. Nketiah absent…Sorry to say boy will never become anything but average…
    Get Martinelli on!..

  15. What a bunch of moaning fvckers on here tonight, as usual. Some even asking to get Partey out of our club sheesh school kids eh!

    1. Be sensible enough to explain what positive impact Partey has had on this game or any other game of importance since he arrived at Arsenal..

      I’ll be waiting…

  16. Partey needs to be replaced in the second half, otherwise he’d be targeted by Everton. Nketiah should’ve gotten the ball from midfield more often, but his link-up was decent

    1. Ridiculous … nketiah was a zero threat … the sooner he heads of to qpr the better for everyone … bielsa worked this mediocrity out in a couple of games in favour of Banford which says it all

    2. Decent my foot..
      You got no idea about anything.
      Nketiah is a sh;t player.
      Boy needs to go to Reading.

  17. Arsenal should be prosecuted for torturing their supporters. A crime against humanity. Sideways, backwards, and waterboarding us in our tears.

  18. Overhyped young players, they think they already done enough for this club to become valuable players of this club full of mediocre players no heart no passion, fight for that badge atleast

    1. Just Arsenal’s rotten luck..Both first team strikers out and we play Everton.
      Everton there for the taking..But no experienced striker to put them to the sword..

  19. Simply lacking, quality. Part of the problem is that Pepe and Saka have to also do the overlapping work of Chambers and Xhaka, so they can’t get into better central positions. Management is also a problem.

  20. They’ll overtune the penalty…
    I’m 100% sure .with man United it’s a penalty every fvcking day .

  21. How many times does our slow witted manager have to play nketiah before he realizes how hapless he actually is ..

  22. Arteta forever

    Man will relegated us next season then we can atleast have a chance of winning a championship..
    Such masterstroke!..

    1. Jimmy, this is Kroenke’s plan. Have you seen how much Norwich City will get from being relegated and promoted?

  23. Wow. 1st time they got in our half and just as the commentator mentioned it Leno does another error.

    How many individual errors this season now!!?

  24. Oh 😳
    Them boners are goer be raging tonight .
    That’s the worst mistake that Leno as made since he signed for us ,such a shame as the knives will be out for him now rather than the real suspect ,Arteta .

    1. Dan kit
      We all have our favourites
      It’s human nature
      And it frequently applies in the other direction too

    1. We have to hope we dont win Europa league as we will get slaughtered. You can see the players want arteta out as they are not even trying and if you think I’m wrong you are talking crap

  25. My first post hasn’t shown. Celebrations relates the the over the top reaction from the players if we get an equaliser in injury time as they did the Fulham game.

  26. Good game from Arsenal after the second half… Keeper error let the team down this time. Positive team play in the second half but mother luck not on this one. Can’t fault Xhaka as he’s not a natural left back.

  27. Shambles. Complete and utter shambles. Disgrace of a club and a team. Arsene wenger was a goddamn God for keeping us afloat for that many years. I can’t believe what I’ve witnessed the last 3 years. Our style is gone. Our identity is missing. Recruitment is laughable. This club is rotten to the core and I see no hope for improvement under the current regime. What a disgrace.

  28. Just how many losses and rank awful performances does it take before the brain dead supporters of arteta on this site flicker in to life … he’s a disgrace to the club

  29. Arteta is still the man to lead this team forward however he needs to be backed to bring in his kind of players..

    1. I am starting to have my doubts if I’m honest…

      I like Mikel alot but results speak for themselves. Unless he wins this Europa League then he may be out of a job.

      This is embarrassing.

    2. No, No, No Nathan. His kind of players are workhorses and yes men. He is the perfect Kroenke manager.

  30. Partey has been the best player on the pitch so far.At least he tries to be positive whenever he gets the ball compared to the others.
    Arteta really has to go, his tactics is also part of partey’s problems on the pitch.

  31. gotta wonder how long this can keep going on. where’s the progress? It’s non-existent. Nobody can honestly say he’s better than Emery!

    1. But its supposed to be a long term project isn’t it? To season repeating relegation battles at this rate RSH.

  32. Mikel Arteta brilliance.

    Selling Martinez instead of Leno.

    Bringing in Willian with ZERO goals this season.

    Xhaka our 2nd choice LB, brilliant.

  33. Best ever arsenal tactical coach at it again.getting beat home&away by aston villa,wolves&everton.never happened since i started following arsenal in 1999

  34. I swear, I can do a better job than Arteta with this team. Arteta has broken every negative record in our history.
    What kind of coach waits till 70+ mins to make changes even when thing’s are clearly not working? The most annoying is the constant back passes and recycling of ball between defenders when we’re losing and approaching end of match.

  35. Dan kit i wonder who thought you that being abusive is the best way to reply a comment…i believe you lack basic education or perhaps proper home upbringing

    1. Don’t get what your saying mate
      Are you the same one who said Dan smith was cheating on his predictions Lykmate

  36. Their pride and ego won’t let them admit they were wrong.

    Arteta is terrible; no style, no philosophy, poor selections, negative football.

    He should be shown the door at season’s end. Epic fail from ownership, epic fail from Arteta.

    What has he shown to give anyone confidence with him?

  37. Dreadful Arsenal, no composor not team spirit,lack pace and a very bad manager. Its unfortunate what Arsena has become

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