Arsenal will this weekend make a trip to the Goodison Park to face Everton and it will be a must win game if they want to stay in the Premier League top four and getting all the three points would see them be above of Manchester United by five points. Unai Emery will be hoping to get a win but he will however have to make decisions, well knowing that their next match is against Napoli in the UEFA Europa League. So here are the three changes that he will probably make to his squad in their game against Everton.
Either Aubameyang or Lacazette will start on the bench
Aubameyang and Lacazette are Arsenal’s main strikers and we are now in a very crucial part of the season, so one getting injured would be a huge disaster for Unai Emery who will need most of his stars to be fully fit for them to win the UEFA Europa League and get a top four finish.
Unai Emery confirmed that the reason why Aubameyang did not start in the Newcastle United game is because he had a temperature but he will this time bench either him or Lacazette for tactical reasons on Sunday.
Denis Suarez to get his first start as an Arsenal player
It seems like Denis Suarez will not get his first start in a home match as it seems like the on loan Barcelona star could be in the starting eleven that faces Everton. Arsenal used a 3-4-2-1 formation on Monday because Lacazette was playing as a solo striker and this will probably be the same system used this coming weekend.
Alex Iwobi was paired with Mesut Ozil behind Alexandre Lacazette but the Nigerian international failed to impress because it seems like he has lost his touch so since Unai Emery said that Denis Suarez is ready, then the Spaniard will definitely start in the match against Everton.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan returns to the starting eleven
Henrikh Mkhitaryan hasn’t been in the Arsenal starting eleven ever since their 3-1 defeat in Rennes but he could finally start since Unai Emery doesn’t trust Mesut Ozil when the gunners are playing away from home. This won’t a bad idea because Mkhitaryan has been very impressive ever since he returned from the sidelines.
Unai Emery could as well decide to put Mesut Ozil on the bench to keep him fresh for the upcoming match against Napoli in the UEFA Europa League. The gunners will probably play a pressing match and luckily, Henrikh Mkhitaryan has shown to have understood what the boss wants because he has helped the defence in the matches which he started since he returned from the sidelines.