GOOD EVENING FROM MERSEYSIDE
Welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League encounter between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park.
Gunners manager Mikel Arteta has no new injury concerns after Thursday’s defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford, especially after Bukayo Saka’s comeback.
But manager Mikel Arteta confirmed during his pre-match press conference that he may have to make a late assessment on Emile Smith Rowe’s condition.
Smith Rowe was substituted during the second half of Thursday’s defeat at United after sustaining a knock.
But Arteta will still be without Sead Kolasinac and Granit Xhaka due to an ankle and knee ligament injury respectively.
Everton boss Rafa Benitez, on the other hand, has found himself under tremendous pressure following a raft of poor results.
And Benitez is dealing with an injury headache as Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has been out since the win at Brighton in August, is still nursing a thigh problem.
Salomon Rondon also picked up a thigh strain during the 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool earlier this month.
In midfield Tom Davies remains sidelined with a knee injury whereas Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina could return.
Gomes and Mina had been ruled out with a calf and hamstring problem respectively