Arsenal set to make changes for visit of Everton

The battle for Champions League qualification recommences at the Emirates on Tuesday evening when Arsenal host Everton.

The Gunners go in to the game joint top of the Premier League form table. Their come-from-behind win over Norwich City on Saturday was their seventh win in eight league games, a record matched by league leaders Manchester United.

Victory here would take them to within three points of second place Manchester City, though the Champions will have two games in hand.

Per Mertesacker is available after serving a one-match ban as is Tomas Rosicky, who is pushing for a recall after recovering from a hamstring problem though goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is doubtful with a rib injury.

That means Wojciech Szczesny is expected to be recalled to the starting line-up for the first time since the 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at the beginning of March.

Jack Wilshere is expected to start the game on the substitute’s bench, after Arsene Wenger admitted rushing him back for visit of Norwich, where he played an hour.

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last eleven meetings with Everton, and haven’t lost to them in front of their home fans since January 1996; eight months before the appointment of Wenger.

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