(Sporting Alert) — Theo Walcott returns the Arsenal starting line-up, as manager Arsene Wenger made four changes to his side for the Barclays Premier League clash with Everton at Goodison Park.
Defender and skipper Thomas Vermaelen has been recalled to strengthened the defensive line, with Bacary Sagna also starting.
Creative midfielder Jack Wilshere joins Walcott in completing the four chances.
Arsenal, however, are without attacker Lukas Podolski, who unfortunately misses out because of illness, with French striker Olivier Giroud, once again leading the attacking line.
Everton, meanwhile, welcome back leading goalscorer Marouane Fellaini, after he completed his one-match ban, while Darron Gibson and Tony Hibbert return to make their first appearance since September.
Everton vs Arsenal Teams
Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Baines, Gibson, Jagielka, Jelavic, Naismith, Distin, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini.
Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Hitzlsperger, Gueye, Barkley, Vellios.
Arsenal Team: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Wilshere, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud.
Subs: Mannone, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Coquelin, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho.