Arsenal will be aiming to end their six-match winless streak in the Premier League when they make the trip to Goodison Park to face Everton.
The north London side have managed just two points from the previous six games and are currently languishing in the 15th position.
They are already 10 points adrift of the top four places and don’t want to fall further behind during the congested festive schedule.
They have had a dominant record against the Toffees over the years, but have failed to beat them in the previous two visits (draw and loss).
Bernd Leno has no real competition in goal and he is expected to start for the 14th successive league game.
In the defence, there could be a couple of changes.
Hector Bellerin is back after his one-match suspension and he is expected to replace Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the right wing-back position.
David Luiz should come in for Gabriel Magalhaes, who is suspended after his sending off against Southampton in midweek.
In the centre of the park, it should be the same combination from the Saints clash with Granit Xhaka still suspended.
The Swiss is serving the second game of his three-match domestic ban after being sent off for violent conduct against Burnley.
Mohamed Elneny and Dani Ceballos are expected to keep their respective places.
Elsewhere, there could be a solitary change in the attack with Alexandre Lacazette coming in for Eddie Nketiah.
Predicted Arsenal lineup (3-4-3): Bernd Leno; Rob Holding, David Luiz, Kieran Tierney; Hector Bellerin, Mohamed Elneny, Dani Ceballos, Bukayo Saka; Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang