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Arsenal get massive injury boost ahead of Everton clash




Merseyside club Everton could be without midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin for Sunday’s English Premier League clash with Arsenal after the player sustained an injury in their UEFA Europa League loss to Lyon.

Everton tactician Ronald Koeman decided to rest some of his key players on Thursday with Idrissa Gueye benched and striker Wayne Rooney and defender Phil Jagielka omitted from the matchday squad completely.

Schneiderlin started however alongside Tom Davies in midfield, making a goal-saving challenge in the second-half to thwart Myziane Maolida and deny Lyon a second.

The former Manchester United midfielder appeared to pick up an ankle knock in making that challenge however and despite attempting to carry on, he was forced off after 57 minutes with Gylfi Sigurdsson coming onto replace him.

With the visit of Arsene Wenger’s side just three days away, the France international is now likely to be a doubt for that clash.

Ashley Williams looked to have earned his side a point with a thumping header that came just moments after the defender sparked a mass brawl between both sides, but nine minutes later, former Chelsea youngster Bertrand Traore found the back of the net with a backheeled effort which was aided by a deflection off Michael Keane.

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