Arsenal will lock their horns against Everton at Emirates Stadium and both the sides will be keen to get a win in this match. Since the departure of star winger Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, this transfer window has been a rather overwhelming one for Arsenal. And the latest great news for the North-London club is that stellar play-maker Mesut Ozil has signed a new three and a half year contract extension with the club.
They got a brilliant midfielder (Henrikh Mkhitaryan) for a winger who didn’t want to remain at the club (Alexis Sanchez) and had his contract expiring at the end of the season in a swap deal with fierce Premier League rivals. They broke the club record for signing one of the most prolific goal-scorers (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang) in the world from Borussia Dortmund. And arguably their best player (Mesut Ozil) just extended his stay at the club.
And Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has finally seemed to learn from his past mistakes and do good business this January. He has managed German World Cup winner Mesut Ozil to remain at the club for another three years just before the play-makers contract was set to expire at the end of the season.
There was a lot of rumors regarding the highly rated midfielder’s future as many news outlets spread out false information about Ozil leaving the club either this January transfer window or in the summer as a free player after he ran out a contract. But the former Real Madrid winger has ended any possible transfer speculation after committing his future at Arsenal for another three and a half years that will extend his stay at the Emirates until 2021.
Ozil has been an integral part of the Arsenal side and helps them tick along with passes in midfield, his creative passing allows other players in attack to express themselves more freely and he also creates plenty of chances for his forward players. Ozil joined the Gunners in 2013, when he arrived for a club record signing then at £42.4m and his contract expired in July, but the Arsenal fans need not worry about him departing anymore.
Team News :
Arsene Wenger is playing with a 3-4-3 formation in this whole season. Petr Cech will start in the Arsenal Goal against Everton. Mustafi ,Chambers and Koscielny will be playing in the central defense for Arsenal. The muscle of Bellerin and Kolasinac will take their positions, as two wing backs, with Xhaka and Wilshere will feature in the heart of the midfield for Arsenal. Mkhitaryan, Lacazette and Ozil will be leading Arsenal from the upfront.
Everton nanager Sam Allardyce do not have any injury problem in the match against the Gunners. In this match yet again, Pickford will start in Everton goal while Kenny, Holgate, Williams and Martina will be there in the defense for the Toffees. Gueye, Lennon and Davies will play in the midfield while Rooney, Sigurdsson and Calvert-Lewin will be leading the Everton lineup from the upfront.
Predicted Starting Eleven :
Goalkeeper : Cech
Defenders : Koscielny, Mustafi, Chambers.
Midfielders : Bellerin, Wilshere, Xhaka, Kolasinac.
Attackers : Ozil, Mkhitaryan ; Lacazette.
Everton : (4-3-3)
Goalkeeper : Pickford.
Defenders : Kenny, Holgate, Williams,Martina
Midfielders : Gueye, Lennon, Davies.
Attackers : Rooney, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin.
My Predicted Scoreline :
Arsenal 2-2 Everton