Everton at Arsenal: Live Gamethread

Shaun Botterill

This is it. Biggest game of the season for Everton.

With Champions League spots slipping away, the Europa League and the FA Cup are just about all Everton have going for them this season. A Cup Sixth Round tie at the Emirates with Mark Clattenburg refereeing is just about the last thing Toffees would have wanted for their side, but them's the breaks.

Phil Jagielka remains out with injury so young John Stones will deputize while all the pre-game talk has been whether Roberto Martinez will start Tim Howard or Joel Robles in goal. Arsenal for their part had questions too about the form of Mesut Ozil, but would they risk going out of the Cup after slipping up in the Premier League in recent weeks? Answers below.

Everton starting XI: Joel: Baines (c), Distin, Stones, Coleman; Barry, McCarthy; Pienaar, Barkley, Mirallas; Lukaku.

Everton subs: Howard, Hibbert, McGeady, Deulofeu, Naismith, Osman, Browning.

Arsenal starting XI: Fabianski, Sagna, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Arteta, Flamini, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Sanogo.

Arsenal subs: Viviano, Jenkinson, Rosicky, Ryo, Podolski, Giroud, Gnabry.

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