Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan start
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have been handed their first starts for Arsenal today against Everton, while Theo Walcott lines up against his former club.
The Gunners broke their transfer record to land £56million Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund late in the January transfer window, and the Gabon forward has overcome a ever means to make his bow at Emirates Stadium.
Manager Arsene Wenger had already confirmed that Mkhitaryan would make his first start following the swap deal which took Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, though Danny Welbeck (hip) and Santi Cazorla (Achilles) remain absent for the Gunners.
Former Arsenal forward Walcott starts for Sam Allardyce’s Everton after scoring two goals in the 2-1 win against Leicester.
Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Ramsey, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi, Aubameyang
Subs: Lacazette, Wilshere, Ospina, Chambers, Maitland-Niles, Kolasinac, Elneny
Everton: Pickford, Keane, Williams, Mangala, Kenny, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Martina, Walcott, Niasse, Bolasie
Subs: Rooney, Tosun, Sigurdsson, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, Holgate, Robles
Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)