The Gunners are heading into the match on the back of a 5-3 win over Nuremberg last Friday, while Everton are gearing up for their first friendly of the summer.
Arsenal and Everton will face each other in a pre-season friendly at M&T Bank stadium in Baltimore on Saturday night. The Gunners are heading into the match on the back of a 5-3 win over Nuremberg last Friday, while Everton are gearing up for their first friendly of the summer. Last season, both sides had a disappointing Premier League season by their standards. Arsenal finished fifth in the standings to secure a Europa League qualification, missing out on Champions League football but just 2 points. The Toffees managed to avoid relegation by clinging on to the 16th spot, just four points clear of the drop zone.
Against the German outfit Nuremberg, Mikel Arteta’s side managed to earn a win courtesy of two own goals, a stunning strike by midfielder Mohamed Elneny and a brace from new signing Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian striker, who arrived from Manchester City, has quickly settled into the Spanish tactician’s setup and has shown early signs of what the Arsenal fans can expect from the new number 9. The Gunners will also take on Orlando City, Chelsea and Sevilla before their 2022-23 Premier League opener against Crystal Palace on August 6.
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Everton, on the other hand, after the Arsenal game, will face Minnesota, Blackpool and Dynamo Kyiv before beginning their Premier League season at home against Chelsea. Frank Lampard’s side managed to remain in the top tie of English football by the skin of their teeth. Meanwhile the English tactician will be in his first full-season as Everton boss. The Toffees haven’t been very active in the transfer market, signing only James Tarkowski. Meanwhile a number of big names have left the club, the list includes Richarlison, Fabian Delph, Gylfy Sigurdsson, Jonjoe Kenny.
Arsenal have flown to the USA with a 33-man squad and Arteta is likely to deploy a strong lineup against Everton. Granit Xhaka is expected to pull the strings from the midfield with Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Martinelli providing the support to lone striker Jesus. As for Everton, Lampard has to address a few injury issues as Andros Townsend is sidelined with a ruptured ACL, while Seamus Coleman and Allan are also not fit for the match. Meanwhile new signing Takowski is likely to feature against the Gunners.
Arsenal probable starting lineup: Ramsdale; Bellerin, White, Gabriel, Cedric; Xhaka, Elneny; Saka, Odegaard, Mertinelli; Jesus.
Everton probable starting lineup: Pickford; Godfrey, Tarkowski, Keane; Patterson, Doucoure, Davies, Mykolenko; Gordon, Calvert-Lewin, Gray.
The pre-season friendly match between Arsenal and Everton will take place at M&T Bank Stadium in Maryland on Sunday at 4:30 am IST.
|Arsenal vs Everton||Key details|
|Date||July 16 (USA)|
|Venue||M&T Bank Stadium|
|Kickoff time in USA||7:00 pm (Saturday)|
|Kickoff time in UK||12:00 am (Sunday)|
Football fans can catch the live action on the Arsenal.com and Everton TV official app. The social media handles of both teams will also provide live updates.