David Moyes’ Everton have some midfield injury worries ahead of their clash with an in form Arsenal side at Goodison Park.
The Toffees expect to be without Irish duo Darron Gibson (knee) and Seamus Coleman for the visit of the Gunners while Jack Rodwell could also miss out after suffering a hamstring twinge during the weekends draw with Sunderland.
Steven Pienaar who was cup tied in the FA Cup because of his time with Spurs is back in contention for selection.
Arsenal have several players coming back from injury who may be fit enough to take part in this game.
Midfielder Abu Diaby has overcome his hamstring troubles while the Gunners rock in central defence Thomas Vermaelen has bounced back from a calf problem and is ready to play.
Francis Coquelin is also close to a return, meaning only Mertesacker and long term absentee Jack Wilshire remain out.