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Aubameyang to make debut as Walcott returns ‘Home’

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Aubameyang to make debut as Walcott returns ‘Home’


Theo Walcott completed a move to Everton earlier this month, after his stay at Arsenal for about a decade. Theo Walcott is an Southampton academy product, and joined Arsenal from Southampton in 2006 for £5 million after impressing gaffer Arsene Wenger. Theo was poised to be the ‘next big thing’ of England, though his career goes downhill with repetitive injuries. Limited game time at Emirates prompt his move away from Arsenal.

Premier League fellows Everton snapped Theo Walcott up for a deal believed to be around £20 million.

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Walcott has had an electric start to his career with Everton, providing an assist on his debut against West Bromwich and scoring both the goals in 2-1 victories against Leicester City.

After his departure from Arsenal, Walcott returns ‘home’ for the first time as it seems odd thinking Walcott marching towards away room at Emirates Stadium.

Walcott will be a decent threat to Arsenal, not only considering his form at the moment but also he knows ‘how Arsenal play’ and ‘their movements’ – which will make him much more of an threat running down Arsenal’s defence.

When and Where?

Arsenal hosts Everton on 3 February,2018 – Saturday at 17:30 BST.

Team News:

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere is back in contention after missing out against Swansea City with illness. Its too early for Welbeck, he may be back again next weekend.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to make his first start for Arsenal as well. Aubameyang is poised to make his appearance in Arsenal colors and Mesut Ozil to lead the pack after signing his new contract.

Coleman is back for Everton after starting against Leicester City midweek. McCarthy, Baines and Funes Mori remains sidelined with long-term layoffs.

Probable XI:

Arsenal

Cech
Bellerin
Koscielny
Mustafi
Monreal
Elneny
Wilshere
Xhaka
Ozil
Mkhitaryan
Lacazette

(Aubameyang to make his debut coming on as substitute)

Everton

Pickford
Kenny
Jagielka
Keane
Martina
Gueye
Rooney
Davies
Sigurdsson
Walcott
Tosun


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