Everton return to Premier League action on Saturday, and following midweek’s victory over Leicester City, the Toffees will be looking to get their 2nd league win of the year when they visit the Emirates to clash with Arsenal.
The Gunners lost their most potent attacking threat in Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United during the January transfer window, but made a £60million deadline day swoop on Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gabon international registered 21 goals in 24 appearances for the Bundesliga giants this term, continuing his normal business after emerging the league’s highest goalscorer ahead of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski last season.
Aubameyang is without a doubt one of the most lethal finishers in the game, but Everton have been handed a huge boost as he won’t be likely available for selection.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger revealed on Friday morning that the 28-year-old is a huge doubt for the Blues’ visit as he’s currently recuperating from a fever.
Missing the services of Aubameyang is a big blow to the north London giants, but it would increase Everton’s chances of leaving with a result following the 4-1 capitulation at Goodison Park during the reverse fixture earlier in the campaign.