Arsenal take on Merseyside outfit – Everton at the Goodison Park in the evening kick-off of Saturday’s Premier League ties.
And although Arsene Wenger’s men will be aware that they will be going against a Roberto Martinez’ men that thumped them 3-0 in April of last season, but they will be looking to put that behind them and go all out for the win and with the return of our winning World Cup German trio may just be what we need today to edge an Organized Everton side.
The German World Cup Winners are set to return to the squad this weekend, who will Özil, Mertesacker and Podolski replace in the squad though?
The obvious player for Mertesacker to replace is Calum Chambers. Despite the young Englishman’s good form for Arsenal, it would be great for Mertesacker and Koscielny to rekindle their defensive partnership that was strong last season.
Based on the starting 11 against Besiktas, there are a range of players that Özil could replace. Seeing as Arteta is injured, Özil will most likely replace him, and push Ramsey into a more central midfield role, instead of an attacking role. Özil could also replace Arteta’s midfielder partner Jack Wilshere.
Arsenal have a range of players in the positions Podolski can play in, so maybe the question is who will he replace on the bench? In the starting 11 Podolski could be a like for like replacement Carzola or Giroud. Many think it is unlikely that Podolski will start against Everton though. There is a lot if competition for places on the bench but Podolski will take one of those places. Podolski may take Campbell’s place on the bench but I think he will most definitely be in the matchday squad.