FA Premier League
Saturday 3 February
Sam Allardyce has confirmed there are no new injury concerns following the midweek win over Leicester. However, the Blues boss is weighing up Seamus Coleman’s chances of playing following his first-team comeback after more than 10 months out with a broken leg. As a result, the only absentees remain Leighton Baines (calf), Maarten Stekelenburg (hernia), Ramiro Funes Mori (knee) and James McCarthy (broken leg).
Saturday's match will be Allardyce's 500th as a Premier League manager, making him only the fifth boss to reach the landmark after Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Harry Redknapp and David Moyes.
Everton travel to the Emirates Stadium following an impressive 2-1 win over Leicester City on Wednesday night. Theo Walcott grabbed his first and second goals after sealing his move from Arsenal in the January transfer window in the victory and, despite a Jamie Vardy penalty, the Blues were able to hang on for the three points. Seamus Coleman made his long-awaited return in the win and put in a notable performance, forming an instant partnership with Walcott.
Arsenal come into the game after a 3-1 defeat to Swansea City on Tuesday night. Nacho Monreal opened the scoring for the Gunners but the Swans hit back within a minute through Sam Clucas as the sides went in level at the break. On the hour, a Petr Cech mistake allowed Jordan Ayew to score, before Sam Clucas got his second and his sides’ third to round off the win.
ONE TO WATCH: MESUT OZIL
Mesut Ozil recently signed a new contract at Arsenal to keep him at the Emirates until 2021 and it is easy to see why the Gunners have wanted to tie down the German playmaker. Ozil has featured 20 times for Arsenal this campaign, scoring four goals and providing seven of his 49 total assists, most recently, a defence-splitting pass for Nacho Monreal to stab home.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE: NEIL SWARBRICK
Referee Neil Swarbrick will take charge of Saturday's fixture in his seventh season officiating in the top flight.
Swarbrick has refereed 15 times this season in the Premier League, looking over one of Everton's games, the win against Stoke City on the opening day.