New Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is expected to be confirmed in the coming hours and that could lead to a whole new era at the club.
Arteta has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract until the end of the 2022/23 season, and the Gunners are hoping that they could announce him in time for the Everton game on Saturday afternoon.
Arsenal travel to Merseyside to take on a rejuvenated Everton side with the hope of bouncing back from the disappointing loss to Manchester City last weekend.
The Gunners were thoroughly beaten by the Premier League champions who won 3-0 thanks to goals from Kevin De Bruyne (2) and Raheem Sterling.
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All three goals were scored inside the first quarter of the game.
Mikel Arteta is expected to adopt a 4-3-3 formation and also tilt towards the younger players rather than the older ones.
Bernd Leno is the undisputed first-choice goalkeeper at Arsenal and the German is expected to retain his place in the team but same can’t be said for the defenders ahead of him with the likes of David Luiz and Sokratis Papasthathopoulos expected to lose their spots in the starting XI.
Expected Arsenal XI under Arteta: Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney; Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi; Nicholas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gabriel Martinelli.