Arsene Wenger reveals possible squad changes for Arsenal's trip to Goodison Park

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The Frenchman was on the receiving end of Rooney's debut goal for the Toffees nearly 15 years ago this month - one which Wenger remembers vividly.

"Arsenal is not unbeatable, it's also not the strongest team away from home this season".

Arsene Wenger has indicated that the Arsenal side that will face Everton on Sunday (22 October) will have most of the players that did not travel to Serbia for their 1-0 win over Red Star Belgrade on Thursday.

Nearly 15 years ago since scoring the goal which put Wayne Rooney on the footballing map, he's continued to haunt Arsenal by bagging a sensational strike this afternoon. Along with Rooney, Irish global James McCarthy could make his return to first team action after recovering from a knee injury. One thing that Everton have going for them is the return of Wayne Rooney, who scored his first Everton goal against us 15 years ago.

As for the hosts, Morgan Schneiderlin and Aaron Lennon are both doubts, while Roos Barkley (hamstring), Seamos Coleman (broken leg) and Ramiro Funes Mori (knee) are all long-term absentees.

Arsenal have been given a big injury boost ahead of their clash with Everton this weekend.

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"Alexis, Koscielny and Ramsey will be alright", confirmed Wenger.

Although Everton have struggled for consistency in front of goal this year, The Toffees have now scored in five of their last six contests and given the fact that Arsenal have only managed to keep two clean sheets in their last nine away trips, Ronald Koeman's side should be expecting to add to their tally.

Everton now sit in 16th place and have won just once in their last five Premier League matches.

Koeman has had a awful start to the new season despite spending in excess of £150m on new recruits in the summer.

Having come off the bench, the Toffees forward became the Premier League's then youngest and first 16-year-old goalscorer by sending a superb late shot past David Seaman to seal a 2-1 home victory.

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