Arsenal fans might finally see the pair of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez start together as the Gunners face Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Arsenal come into the match on the back of a sturdy 1-0 win in the UEFA Europa League. But, the result is very significant, given the fact that Arsene Wenger had decided to rest almost the entirety of his first-choice playing eleven on the day. And the Gooners might finally get to witness the pairing of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez back together.
The duo have been in and out of the side due to injuries and lack of match fitness respectively, with Alexis Sanchez rested last week citing the reason of his international disappointment with Chile in the World Cup qualifiers. But, the two are expected to be involved in the match in some aspect, with hints that both may be on the team sheet.
Aside from the two, Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey are also expected to be back for the match, with Arsene Wenger highlighting the same in the pre-match conference. But, Danny Welbeck (groin) will not return before the international break and is a huge loss given his recent form.
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“Alexis, Koscielny and Ramsey will be alright. Welbeck is out. He has a groin problem, I think it will be two to three weeks before he is back. He will not be back before the international break.”
Three other players who are set to miss the action till the international break are Shkodran Mustafi (groin), Calum Chambers (hip) and David Ospina (groin).
“Calum Chambers as well will be back after the break, and everybody else is alright. Mustafi will not be back before the break, and Ospina as well. Ospina is not very bad, he has a grade one [groin problem] so it’s just a couple of weeks. Mustafi is a bit worse than Ospina.”
Ronald Koeman also seems to be in a heap of trouble, albeit not related to injuries and player unavailabilities. James McCarthy and Morgan Schneiderlin are set to be available for selection despite fresh knocks while Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka were rested during the midweek and are likely to take the field on Sunday.