Arsenal v Everton: Olivier Giroud returns for the Gunners in place of Nicklas Bendtner
Frenchman has scored 10 goals for Arsene Wenger's team this season
Sunday 08 December 2013
Olivier Giroud returns to the Arsenal starting XI to face Everton this afternoon, replacing Nicklas Bendtner up front. The Dane, who is back on the bench, had made his first Premier League start for the Gunners since 2011 in the 2-0 victory over Hull City on Wednesday and opened the scoring.
Giroud has appeared in 19 matches for Arsene Wenger’s side, scoring 10 goals. Mathieu Flamini drops to the bench, with Mikel Arteta taking his place. Jack Wilshere comes in for Tomas Rosicky.
Roberto Martinez sticks with the same team that defeated Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford in the week, their first win at Old Trafford in 21 years.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gibbs; Arteta, Wilshere; Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla; Giroud
Everton: Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Oviedo; Barry, McCarthy; Mirallas, Barkley, Pienaar; Lukaku
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