Everton will face Arsenal on Sunday in a Premier League fixture. The Toffees has lost three out of four matches this season. The team will be under pressure to secure at least a point.
On the other hand, Arsenal is coming off a thrilling 3-1 victory against United. With 10 points from four matches, Arteta will not settle for anything less than three points to maintain pressure on league leaders Manchester City.
1. Strengthening the midfield by including Fabio Vieira
The German has been deployed as a No. 8 in Arsenal’s 4-3-3 formation but he hasn’t showcased his potential in this new role. On the other hand, Vieira has consistently impressed as a substitute.
He made an impact by providing an assist and winning a penalty against Fulham as a substitute. His performances against Manchester United were also noteworthy displaying his speed and precise passing potentially earning him a starting position.
2. Switching the formation while in possession
Arsenal’s left-back Jurrien Timber will be sidelined for the upcoming match against Everton due to an injury. As a replacement, Oleksandr Zinchenko is expected to take on the left-back position especially after his notable goal against England while playing for Ukraine in a recent European qualifier.
Zinchenko is anticipated to adopt a hybrid role operating as a midfielder in the central area when Arsenal is in possession. Consequently, Arsenal’s formation is likely to transform into a 3-2-2-3 configuration during attacks.
With Zinchenko and Declan Rice providing the forward passes, Martin Odegaard and either Havertz or Vieira (depending on the circumstances) should have more freedom to venture forward.
The Gunners also possesses a formidable attacking trio consisting of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Gabriel Jesus all of whom have recently returned from injury and even found the net against Manchester United…READFULL