Arsenal (3-4-3): Cech; Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal; Bellerín, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Özil, Sánchez, Lacazette.
Subs: Macey, Wilshere, Giroud, Walcott, Holding, Iwobi, Coquelin.
Everton (3-5-2): Pickford; Keane, Jagielka, Williams; Kenny, Gueye, Sigurdsson, Vlasic, Baines; Rooney, Calvert-Lewin.
Subs: Robles, Mirallas, Martina, Klaassen, Davies, Lookman, Niasse.
Referee: Craig Pawson.
The line-ups are in and Arsene Wenger goes with what might be his best 11. Ronald Koeman, perhaps under even more pressure that Wenger (is that possible?…), makes a few changes matches our own three center-back formation while building his attack around Wayne Rooney.
Everton away is always a tough one and last December it’s the one that began the derailment of our season after a long unbeaten run. This time around–if we can win it–it might be a good re-boot after losing at Watford a week ago from a winning position. What’s your prediction? What else have you got to say?
Despite the early start time here in California, I’ll be trying to offer up some descriptions of the match, but, as always, it’s a whole lot more fun if I can lure others into the fray. I’ll do my best, but we can only be the best if we get you into the discussion.
Go on then…