Everton vs Arsenal team news: Danny Welbeck keeps Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott on bench

Team news from Goodison Park as Arsenal look to get their season back on track

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Arsenal make one enforced change from the defeat at Barcelona for the trip to Everton with Francis Coquelin coming in for the injured Mathieu Flamini.

Arsene Wenger, the Gunners manager, has come in for intense media scrutiny in recent weeks as their Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League aspirations all suffered either considerable set-backs or knock-out blows.

Overhauling the 11 point gap to leaders Leicester City remains their only chance of winning silverware this season after Watford knocked them out of the FA Cup last weekend.

Danny Welbeck continues up front for Wenger’s men, keeping Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott on the bench, while Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez continue in midfield.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez, on the other hand, names Romelu Lukaku at the top of his attack at Goodison Park with Ross Barkley and Aaron Lennon sitting behind the powerful Belgian international.

John Stones starts on the bench with Ramiro Funes Mori and Phil Jagielka beginning from the start for the visit of Arsenal in Merseyside.

Today's line-ups...

Everton: Joel, Baines, Funes Mori, Jagielka (c), Coleman, McCarthy, Besic, Cleverley, Lennon, Barkley, Lukaku. 

Subs: Howard, Stones, Kone, Niasse, Deulofeu, Osman, Galloway.

Arsenal: Ospina, Koscielny, Bellerin, Gabriel, Monreal, Coquelin, Iwobi, Elneny, Sanchez, Ozil, Welbeck.

Subs: MAcey, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Chambers, Campbell, Walcott, Giroud.