Before the 2017/18 Premier League season kicked off, Everton were seen as potential outsiders for a place in the top four following a number of impressive additions during the summer. However, it has been a remarkably poor start to the season for the Toffees under the management of Ronald Koeman, and they are in desperate need of three points to stop the rot.
As for Arsenal, it has been a fairly average start to the season by their high standards. They are currently sat in sixth place, level on points with Chelsea but already find themselves nine points behind league leaders Manchester City. Arsene Wenger will be hoping his side can find a way into the top four in the next few weeks.
We take a look at five players who could potentially have a significant influence on the outcome of Sunday’s match between these two sides.
The 31-year-old striker is seen by many as one of the most underrated strikers in the top flight, and it is easy to see why. He is often unfairly criticised for his performances considering he usually comes up with vital goals for the Gunners. His latest goal came on Thursday evening as he scored the only goal in the 1-0 win away at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League with a superb acrobatic strike. He will fancy his chances of adding to his tally at Goodison Park this weekend.