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Arsenal XI vs Everton: Preview, Jurrien Timber expected to feature in the final match of the season as Mikel Arteta’s team hopes for Manchester City to lose points against West Ham…



Arsenal XI vs Everton: Possible lineup, official team updates and latest injury news for the final day of the Premier League season


Arsenal’s starting lineup against Everton: Preview, Jurrien Timber expected to feature in the final match of the season as Mikel Arteta’s team hopes for Manchester City to lose points against West Ham.


A shining Premier League trophy will be up for grabs at the Emirates Stadium this Sunday, with Arsenal hoping to secure victory over Everton to potentially clinch the top spot.


Nonetheless, Mikel Arteta’s squad is banking on Manchester City slipping up against West Ham United, leaving some Gunners fans resigned to another second-place finish.


In a strange turn of events, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur supporters found themselves in an unusual situation midweek, with some Gooners setting aside their rivalry to cheer on the Lilywhites against Manchester City, while certain Spurs fans were content to see their team fall short.


To the dismay of Ange Postecoglou, the latter troupe’s wish was granted as City effortlessly secured a 2-0 victory in North London. This pushed Arsenal down to second place in the Premier League standings, trailing by two points heading into the final day. Consequently, Arteta’s men may find that their efforts on Sunday may not be sufficient to put an end to their 20-year absence from the top-flight.


However, the North London troupe can find solace in their slightly superior goal difference. If they triumph over Everton and Man City draws with West Ham, they could achieve greatness. It is worth noting that Arsenal’s iconic 1988-89 team was the last to win the top flight after starting the final day below first place.


Although Arsenal briefly held the lead by defeating Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford, their position was short-lived as Man City capitalized on their postponed match.


Unlike the disappointing collapse of the 2022-23 season, Arsenal has shown significant progress under Arteta’s guidance, both technically and mentally. This title race has been taken down to the wire, showcasing the team’s determination.


The North London giants, Arsenal, secured their fifth consecutive victory in the Premier League with a resounding win over Manchester United. This impressive run has seen them maintain clean sheets in four of those matches, solidifying their position as the strongest defense in England. Despite their remarkable form, Arsenal may fall short of claiming the top prize this season.


As Arsenal prepares to face Everton on the final day of the season, manager Mikel Arteta may opt for consistency by naming an unchanged starting lineup for the fifth consecutive game. Currently sitting in second place, the Gunners are just two points behind league leaders Manchester City.


However, their title hopes hinge on not only defeating Everton but also hoping for City to drop points against West Ham on Sunday. If these circumstances align, Arsenal could celebrate their first league title in two decades.


Arteta’s decision to stick with the same team for the past four league games has proven successful, and he may choose to employ the same strategy once again this weekend.


Bukayo Saka sustained an injury during the recent victory at Old Trafford due to a cut on his leg that he had previously acquired against Bournemouth. Fortunately, he is on the road to recovery and is anticipated to participate in the upcoming match against Everton.


There is a potential alteration that Arteta might consider making in the midfield, especially after Thomas Partey’s struggles in the narrow 1-0 triumph over Manchester United. Jorginho, who recently extended his contract with Arsenal, could potentially replace the Ghanaian player.


Leandro Trossard, who scored the decisive goal at Old Trafford, is aiming to retain his spot on the left wing, although Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus are also viable alternatives.


Possible Arsenal starting lineup (4-3-3) for the upcoming match at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 4pm BST:


Goalkeeper: Raya

Defenders: White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu

Midfielders: Odegaard, Partey, Rice

Forwards: Saka, Havertz, Trossard


Referee for the match will be Michael Oliver.


The Arsenal squad for the game includes Ramsdale, Raya, Hein as goalkeepers. Gabriel, Cedric, Kiwior, Saliba, Timber, Tomiyasu, White, and Zinchenko as defenders. Elneny, Havertz, Jorginho, Odegaard, Partey, Rice, Smith Rowe, and Vieira as midfielders. Jesus, Martinelli, Nelson, Nketiah, Saka, and Trossard as forwards.