Arsenal vs. Everton: Lineups

Chris Brunskill

19-year-old Ross Barkley has been handed a start for Everton as they face Arsenal looking to keep their Top 4 hopes alive.

Arsene Wenger has returned Per Mertesacker to the starting lineup after he served a one-match ban last week, replacing Thomas Vermaelen. Arsenal's only other change from their comeback victory over Norwich last weekend is Theo Walcott replacing Gervinho.

David Moyes has sprung a bit of a surprise with his lineup, giving a start to the highly rated 19-year-old Ross Barkley. He'll play right behind Victor Anichebe with Marouane Fellaini dropping deeper into the midfield. Steven Pienaar makes his 200th EPL appearance, while Tim Howard makes his 300th appearance stating in goal.

Arsenal starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Wojciech Szczesny; Kieran Gibbs, Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker, Bacary Sagna; Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey; Santi Carzola, Jack Wilshire, Theo Walcott; Olivier Giroud.

Everton starting lineup (4-4-1-1): Tim Howard; Leighton Baines, Sylvain Distin, Phil Jagielka, Seamus Coleman; Steven Pienaar, Marouane Fellaini, Darron Gibson, Kevin Mirallas; Ross Barkley; Victor Anichebe.

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