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RICHARLISON AND COLEMAN THRIVING AFTER TACTICAL SWITCH

After back-to-back 2-0 victories over West Ham United and Chelsea, a resurgent Everton side are aiming to complete a hat-trick of successes against London clubs this Sunday.

While Arsenal are in strong form themselves, they will visit a team playing with renewed confidence.

The Toffees look dangerous inside the final third, creating 32 chances in their last two outings, with an impressive 17 efforts hitting the target.

Across their previous eight Premier League fixtures they had averaged just 8.6 shots per match, with only 3.2 efforts on target.

Fresh tactics
To inspire greater creativity, Marco Silva has tweaked his approach.

He has opted for a 4-2-3-1 system that uses Gylfi Sigurdsson in his favoured No 10 role, while bringing Bernard into the side on the left wing and switching Richarlison to the right in place of Theo Walcott.

Both wide men have enjoyed a surge in form, and Everton have looked especially dangerous down their right-hand side.

The Irishman set up a goal for Sigurdsson with a brilliant run and cutback at Cardiff City.

His clever dribble into the box then led to a foul on Richarlison which earned Everton a penalty against Chelsea.

And last time out, Richarlison played in the overlapping Coleman, who crossed for Bernard to give the Brazilian a tap-in against West Ham.

Right-wing threat
Richarlison, whose form has fluctuated during his spells as a striker and left-winger, seems to be enjoying the fresh challenge of making an impact on the right flank.

He has scored two goals in his last three starts and been a constant menace for defenders.

Arsenal will need to concentrate hard to halt the dual threat of Coleman and Richarlison.

Dead-ball danger
The Gunners boast the best defensive record from set-pieces this term, conceding just four times. But Everton carry a real threat from crosses.

Only three teams have scored more set-play goals in 2018/19 than Silva’s men, with 12. They have also found the back of the net with 12 headers, the second-highest top-flight return.

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