(differita h22.45 @ Sky Sport Extra/Calcio 2)
• In the last 21 games against Arsenal (in all comps), Everton have only managed more than one goal in a game on one occasion.
• Arsenal have recorded their highest number of Premier League wins (26) and goals (81) against Everton.
• No player in Eurpoe's big five leagues has created more chances than Leighton Baines (50).
• In the Premier League, Santi Cazorla is second to Baines in terms of chances created (39).
Marouane Fellaini returns to the Everton lineup having served his one-match ban against Norwich on Saturday. His return will likely see a reshuffle, with Bryan Oviedo set to drop out, leaving Steven Pienaar to return to his customary position on the left flank. Steven Naismith is set to retain his start having notched again at the weekend, and Thomas Hitzlsperger could also be retained with Darron Gibson short of match fitness. Seamus Coleman missed the Norwich stalemate and remains a doubt, so Phil Jagielka could continue at right-back, with Sylvain Distin partnering Johnny Heitinga in central defence.
T Howard • P Jagielka, J Heitinga, S Distin, L Baines • S Naismith, T Hitzlsperger, L Osman, S Pienaar • M Fellaini • N Jelavic
Arsene Wenger welcomes Theo Walcott back to his squad for the trip to Goodison Park. Walcott missed the stalemate at Villa and will now be expected to come straight back into the side to face Everton. The Arsenal boss rested the likes of Bacary Sagna, Jack Wilshere and Thomas Vermaelen for the trip to Villa on Saturday and all three will likely come back into the fray here. Sagna will be expected to replace Carl Jenkinson at right-back, while Vermaelen could return at centre-back with Laurent Koscielny the favourite to drop out, as Per Metesacker is retained to counter the threat of Marouane Fellaini. Alternatively, we could see Kieran Gibbs make way at left-back with Vermaelen returning to that role. Elsewhere, Wilshere's likely return is set to see Aaron Ramsey drop out, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain making way for Walcott's return. Gervinho is also in the picture having returned as a sub at Villa but he seems set for a bench role once again.
W Szczesny • B Sagna, P Mertesacker, T Vermaelen, K Gibbs • J Wilshere, M Arteta • T Walcott, S Cazorla, L Podolski • O Giroud