Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey will both be rested for Arsenal's Europa League opener against Cologne on Thursday.
There's no time to panic yet but Everton have stuttered this season and their troubles have been highlighted by Morgan Schneiderlin's poor form.
Arsenal kick off their Europa League bid against Cologne on Thursday, against a wily campaigner in Peter Stoger.
Arsenal needs an energetic cover for Hector Bellerin now that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been sold and exciting teen Reiss Nelson may be the answer.
Cologne coach Peter Stoger has conceded that Arsenal are the clear favourites ahead of their Europa League clash on Thursday.
Everton have included Ross Barkley in their Europa League squad despite him currently being injured and having an uncertain future at the club.