Everton vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ
Last time we faced Everton, we were embarrassed. Martinez set up to exploit our weaknesses and ensured that the likes of Monreal and Sagna were destroyed. This time should be different. The team is a lot stronger than the one that was at Everton last time and confidence is higher (even though we struggled against Besiktas).
Even then, Everton away is definitely one of the hardest games of the season and we Wenger will have to manage the team so that we can get the result against Everton as well as having enough energy to beat Besiktas at home to qualify for the group stages of the Champions League.
Everton are going to counter attack us relentlessly when they again and will target our full backs as they arethe easiest part of the team to exploit. However, Debuchy will have Sanchez in front of him to help him defensively and I expect Arsene to start Chamberlain so he can provide defensive support to Monreal.
Predicted Line up:
Debuchy – Chambers – Koscielny – Monreal
Flamini – Ramsey
Sanchez – Ozil – Chamberlain
The defence will be the same one that played against Besiktas but with an injury to Arteta, Flamini will be shielding the defence instead. It could suit us to a certain extent as Everton won’t be able to exploit our possession game as much and we can focus more on counter attacking with mobile players.
I expect Ozil to start because we struggle massively without him. He’s the heartbeat of this team and he will make us play far better, even if he isn’t fully fit.
Chamberlain should start over Cazorla for this game simply because Chamberlain can provide more defensively and is far more explosive providing more of a threat on the counter for us.
Finally, Sanogo will hopefully start because Giroud is clearly unfit and won’t provide much help at all with his lack of composure. At least Sanogo will tire out Everton’s defenders and will provide us with space with his unpredictable runs.
It will of course be a tight game but I can see us sneaking a 2 – 1 win.