After stuttering in recent weeks, Arsenal’s best and most realistic hope for silverware this season would appear to be in the FA Cup. With a 2-0 deficit to overturn in Munich, and now trailing Chelsea by 4 points, the Gunners could really do with progressing past Everton and making it into the semi-final of the cup.
Everton will also know that they too have a realistic chance of winning the cup, with manager Roberto Martinez looking to repeat the achievement he had with his Wigan side last year and triumph in the competition.
Arsenal will be without Jack Wilshere for this weekend’s match after the midfielder suffered a hairline fracture in his foot during England’s friendly with Denmark on Wednesday night. The injury looks to have ruled the midfielder out for at least 6-8 weeks.