The starting XIs for the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Everton.
It’s a clash of two high flyers in the Premier League as Arsenal host Everton at the Emirates Stadium knowing a win will extend their lead at the top to seven points.
Chelsea’s loss to Stoke City on Saturday leaves the Gunners with the ideal situation to really stake a claim about their title credentials.
The north London club are on the back of a 2-0 victory against Hull City on Wednesday, but manager Arsene Wenger has made several changes from that line-up.
Kieran Gibbs, Olivier Giroud and Jack Wilshere all return to the starting XI, whilst a knock to Mathieu Flamini relegates the Frenchman to the bench alongside Theo Walcott.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 8, 2013
The Toffees meanwhile are on a high themselves after beating former manager David Moyes’ Manchester United side 0-1 at Old Trafford.
Roberto Martinez has really adjusted to life at Goodison Park and has guided the Merseyside outfit to just one league defeat all season – the fewest in the whole of the English top tier.
Blues loanee Romelu Lukaku once again leads the forward line for the visitors, ahead of a midfield that’s showing top form of late.
Everton team (to face Arsenal): Howard, Coleman, Oviedo, Distin, Jagielka, Barry, Barkley, Pienaar, McCarthy, Mirallas, Lukaku. #EFCAFC
— Everton (@Everton) December 8, 2013
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